Documents filed with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) show that no changes will be coming for the 2018 BMW S1000RR, with the emission levels for the popular superbike shown to be the same as those for the 2017 model.
This means that it is unlikely that we will see a new S1000RR model debut at EICMA later this year, despite seeing spy photos of a restyled S1000RR a month ago.
Last month, we saw photos of what looked like a revamped BMW S1000RR superbike, with new bodywork and subtle chassis changes.
The Bavarian liter-bike is due for a clean-slate design, with the now eight-year-old model needing more than the refresh it got for the 2015 model year.
The BMW S1000RR could greatly benefit from a refined electronics package, as well as a modernized instrument package.
The basic bones of the machine remain quite good however, which might be the reason why spy photos of its next-generation package don’t deviate too far from what we have already seen.
With today’s CARB filings, the question must now be whether a new BMW S1000RR will come in mid-2018, as an early 2019 model, or if we truly won’t see this new motorcycle for another year and change.
As we are fond of saying, time will tell.