For some months we knew that the probability that a new BMW S 1000 RR was brewing in Munich was very high until it was officially confirmed through the Althea Racing team of the WSBK that they would have in 2019 a completely new bike.
As the great halls of the motorcycle approaching 2018 are filtered unintentionally some information and in this case we bring the designs patents weapon with which BMW wants to win back the World Superbike Championship.
The BMW S 1000 RR wants to recover ground in the WSBK
The German liter supercar has been faithful to its starting point for almost a decade and its latest update dates back to 2015 when it received some minor changes. Since then its popularity has remained among the fans of the circuits, but without remarkable sporting successes.
In the same way that in 2009 the BMW S 1000 RR revolutionized the panorama of sports by creating a conventional motorcycle, the German firm aims a decade later to hit the board again evolving its model more prestacional and putting in check the firms that traditionally They have governed the segment.
Viewing the design renders we can confirm that the novelties seen in the previous spy photos will reach the production. Although its exterior shapes are quite similar, its fairing reduces the overall dimensions although with more Transformer lines and let’s see a completely different aluminum double beam chassis. The beams are considerably narrower and more straight, the subframe is now tubular and a new less massive aluminum swing arm with lower reinforcements instead of the upper ones is included.
Perhaps the biggest change is not in sight. When the BMW S 1000 RR arrived 10 years ago it did it with a power of almost 200 HP, being the most powerful bike to date. On this occasion the engine seems totally new judging by the design of the lids and the crankcases and possibly hiding inside a counter-rotating crankshaft.
This solution derived from the races has two purposes: to improve the agility of the set in changes of direction and to avoid the tendency to raise the wheel in strong accelerations. It is also expected an increase in production, so that the barrier of 200 HP will be broken to approach the 214 hp Kawasaki ZX-10RR, possibly using the experience invested in the monstrous BMW HP4 Race crammed with carbon fiber.
Predictably, the new BMW S 1000 RR and its 999 cc four-cylinder engine are suitable for the demanding Euro 5 regulations. To comply with emission and noise limits, the exhaust line is three parts with a double canister to capture particles and reduce the previous sound to the single side silencer.
Dual exhaust line with canister and a large flask on the back of the keel
The presentation of the new BMW S 1000 RR will probably arrive at the INTERMOT in October or the EICMA in November. It seems that 2019 will be full of news in the segment of sports bikes despite the fact that it is a practically residual market. From being the most sold motorcycles at the end of the 20th century and beginning of the 21st century they have become a small niche only for the most burnt and amateur and professional pilots.
Fortunately, those years of sport fever are going to have a small second youth in 2019. The models have been polarized towards extreme concepts and without concessions and brands rely on sports as their reference bikes. BMW with its S 1000 RR, Kawasaki with the ZX-10R just presented and the predictable ZX-6R, Honda with the most powerful CBR1000RR Fireblade in history and maybe recovering the missed CBR600RR and with Yamaha having already renewed both the YZF-R6 and YZF-R1.
Brands are offering us models to keep dreaming about, and dreaming is free.