Greetings from a very wet Portugal, where we are about to swing a leg over the new BMW S1000RR, at the Estoril track.
One of the most anticipated motorcycles for the 2019 model year, the new S1000RR sees BMW Motorrad going back to the drawing board and developing a whole new superbike for the track.
On paper, the 2019 BMW S1000RR looks to be a potent weapon, and we are hoping that the weather gods will allow dry conditions at Estoril so we can thrash this machine properly.
With a bevy of press launches going on right now, we have implemented our Scandinavian connections and enlisted Swedish journalist Jonathan Balsvik (formerly of Bike.se) to help with the testing duties today.
As such, it will be Jonathan who will be evaluating the new S1000RR, and taking your “live” questions here, in this edition of our “Gone Riding” review series.
Per our new review format, I will be giving you a live assessment of the BMW S1000RR right here in this article (down in the comments section), and Jonathan will try to answer any questions you might have about this exciting motorcycle.
So, here is your chance to learn what it’s like to ride the BMW S1000RR, before even our own proper review is posted. As always, if I don’t know an answer, Jonathan will try to get a response from the BMW personnel. So, pepper away.
You can follow our thoughts on the bike live via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and you can see what our colleagues are posting on social media by looking for the hashtags #S1000RR.
Spec-Sheet Comparison of Relevant Models to the BMW S1000RR:
|BMW S1000RR “M”||Aprilia RSV4 RR||Ducati Panigale V4 S||Yamaha YZF-R1M|
|Horsepower||204 hp||198 hp||211 hp||197 hp|
|Torque||83 lbs•ft||85 lbs•ft||92 lbs•ft||83 lbs•ft|
|Weight||427 lbs (wet)||450 lbs (wet)||436 lbs (wet)||443 lbs (wet)|
|Engine||999cc / Inline-Four||999cc / V4||1,103cc / V4||998cc / Inline-Four|