BMW Confirms New S1000RR Will Debut at INTERMOT – Two More New Bikes to Debut at EICMA

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We already know that BMW Motorrad has a bevy of new machines coming out for the 2015 model year, and now the Germans are ready to admit as much. Confirming that a new BMW S1000RR superbike will debut at the INTERMOT show, BMW has also teased that two more new models will also debut at EICMA.

From the spy photos that we obtained, we know that the 2015 BMW S1000RR features modestly updated bodywork, a restyled exhaust, and likely features a mild engine reworking. We will have to wait a couple more weeks to get the full details though, but expect a modest hp boost, semi-active suspension, and the Bosch MSC cornering-ABS system as standard — much like the BMW HP4.

As for the two new machines debuting in November at the EICMA show, BMW Motorrad is surely referring to the S1000XR adventure-tourer, which we have spied on several occassions, as well as the expected new water-cooled version of the R1200R.

The BMW S1000XR is the Bavarian response to the Ducati Multistrada 1200, which ironically enough was the Italian company’s riff on the BMW R1200GS. The Ducati has always been more road oriented than the GS though, and is certainly a whole lot more sporty than the Wasserboxer.

Likely wanting to defend its position in the sport-touring / adventure-touring segments, BWM’s response with the S1000XR is predictable, and follows the game plan set forth by Ducati: take the ultimate superbike package, and build an ADV bike off of it. We’re eagerly awaiting the arrival of this machine.

The 2015 BMW R1200R is something we’re less eager for, however. The machine is likely to follow the classic lines of the R1200R line, and will not look anything like the very attractive BMW Concept Roadster that we saw earlier this year. While BMW Motorrad is willing to take a risk on its “S” line of bikes, the company’s R-bikes are decisively conservative. Oh well.

With INTERMOT only two weeks away, and EICMA a month after, we won’t have to wait long to see all these machines in the flesh. Stay tuned for A&R’s full coverage of both shows.

Source: BMW Motorrad