BMW S 1000 RR (Photo Credit: Twitter)
BMW Motorrad, the premium motorcycle arm of German luxury car maker BMW Group, is all set to launch the updated S 1000 RR on June 27 this year in India. The motorcycle gets a sharper look with updated design, new bodywork and significant cosmetic changes. The BMW S 1000 RR also gets a new engine and new technology.
The BMW S 1000 RR gets 998 cc, in-line four-cylinder engine which produces 204 bhp at 13,500 rpm and a peak torque of 113 Nm at 10,500 rpm. However, the engine now gets a BMW's ShiftCam technology, which is essentially variable valve timing for a wider spread of torque across the rev range, with 100 Nm of torque from as low as 5,500 rpm. It is mated to a 6-speed gearbox with an up/down quickshifter and is also equipped with an updated electronics suite.
The updated BMW S 1000 RR comes with four riding modes i.e. Road, Rain, Dynamic and Race, which can be toggled via a new 6.5-inch full-colour TFT instrument panel. Interestingly, the TFT instrument panel also gets Bluetooth connectivity.
On the safety front, the new S 1000 RR is equipped with a 6-axis inertial measurement unit (IMU) that includes ABS, Dynamic Traction Control, wheelie control, rear-wheel lift mitigation, throttle response and also electronic suspension adjustment in the Select Package.
Importantly, the BMW’s upcoming motorcycle also gets a redesigned chassis with lighter components, with a trellis sub-frame. The automaker will also offer an optional 'M' electronics package, in addition to two more distinct packages - Select and Race, which allows even further customisation of the electronics suite.
Three Race Pro modes are also available at additional cost, but will be standard with either the M, Select and Race packages. The new BMW S 1000 RR is expected to be priced at around Rs 20.5 lakh (ex-showroom) and will go up against the Ducati Panigale V4.
Last month, the all-new BMW F850 GS Adventure bike was launched in India at a price of Rs 15.40 lakh (ex-showroom). Apart from this, the German automaker also introduced a new diesel variant of 6 Series Gran Turismo sedan in India, priced at Rs 63.9 lakh (ex-showroom). Previously, the BMW had introduced 530i M Sport in the Indian market at a price of Rs 59.2 lakh (ex-showroom).