HOT | 207 HP and under 200 KG weight. Plus: ShiftCam variable valve timing technology
It seems that somebody braked the embargo rules and leaked the BMW S1000RR tech specs on YouTube. The photo was spotted by the most important media outlets and published online. So, here's the 2019 BMW S1000RR spec sheet:
- BMW ShiftCam inline-four 999 cc engine. Rated output: 152 kW (207 hp) at 13.500 rpm
- Max torque: 113 Nm at 11.000 rpm
- Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled – 197 kg. M Package: 193,5 kg
- Seat height: 824 mm
- Inner leg curve: 1.827
- Maximum speed: 299 km/h
- Usable tank volume: 16,5
- Standard equipment: BMW Motorrad race ABS, ABS Pro, 4 riding modes, DTC, HSC (Hill start Control), Shift Assist Pro, TFT-Display, Led-turn Signal, LED Headlight and Rearlight
- Optional accessories: M Carbon Parts, M Footrests, M Brake Clutch lever, Windshield tinted, Windshield bubble, Windshield bubble-tinted, M Seat Low/High, M Datalogger and M Laptrigger, M Cover Kit, M Calibration Kit, Tank Bag, Rear Bag
So, if the rumors are true, and they probably are, it seems that BMW is using a similar variable valve timing system as the R1250GS to get that power output and torque. This system should also come with a lot of mid-grunt and the cam-shifting action should be barely noticed.
It will also come with a standard TFT dash and an M Carbon Package that will lower the weight to 193 kg.
The chassis is also new and looks compact. It will probably contribute to better handling, so we’re expecting the new S1000RR to be more nimble that the out-going model.
Actually, the whole bike seems to be completely new, from the design (symmetrical headlights) to the frame and the engine. And look at that swing-arm that it’s braced from underneath in a MotoGP style – an unique thing in the Superbike World.
It seems that new new BMW S1000RR will be a game-changer in the superbike class, just as the first RR was a decade ago, when it first hit the market. More in-depth coverage on this subject soon, at the EICMA, where BMW Motorrad will come up with six worldwide premieres.
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