BMW S 1000 RR is all set to launch on 10 December. The motorcycle gets cosmetic and mechanical updates in addition to winglets.
The S 1000 RR features an in-line, four-cylinder engine based on the power unit of the outgoing S 1000 RR. This one develops 210 hp and 113 Nm of peak torque, 3 hp more than the existing model. The max power comes at 13,750 rpm and the engine revs to a good 14,600 rpm. It also features a Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) that allows the rider to select two preset drift angles for the traction control system when accelerating out of bends.
Tweaks to the chassis have been made for more lateral flex. The steering head angle has been flattened out by 0.5° and the offset of the triple clamps reduced by 3 mm. The wheelbase now stands at 1,458 mm and rake angle has been changed to 23.6 degrees while the trail is at 99 mm. All of these geometrical changes add to the stability of the motorcycle at high speeds.
The new S 1000 RR hosts a gamut of rider aids, noteworthy mentions are ABS Pro with new Brake Slide Assist function, USB charging port, ABS Pro Setting “Slick” and M Chassis Kit.
For the first time, the S 1000 RR features winglets similar to the ones on the M 1000 RR. The company claims a downforce of 10 kg at high speeds for better traction. The winglets on the M 1000 RR create a downforce of 16 kg. The bike is all set to launch on 10 December and will lock horns with the likes of the Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade, the Ducati Panigale V4, the Kawasaki ZX-10R, the Suzuki GSX-R1000 and the Yamaha YZF-R1 to name a few.
Story: Sumesh Soman
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