We have only a month longer to wait until BMW Motorrad debuts its all-new superbike, and the German brand has now begun teasing the new liter-bike on its social media channels.
Showing only a race track, with sounds of an accelerating motorcycle off-screen (and then a quick flash going by), zie Germans are not giving too much away yet, and we are left to our own sources to figure out what is in store for the 2019 BMW S1000RR.
The big news is the arrival of a counter-rotating crankshaft, which should help keep down the front wheel, and improve side-to-side transitions. This means that BMW Motorrad will join Ducati in producing a current superbike engine that uses this race-derived engine setup.
We also expect BMW to bring out several versions/trim levels to the new S1000RR, so as to better take advantage of the changing rules in the World Superbike Championship. This should mean a higher-spec race homologation bike, which could include aerodynamic aids.
Power figures north of 210hp have been quoted, and we are expecting a solid weight reduction from new S1000RR as well.
With design patent renders already leaking on the internet, we have a pretty good idea of what the 2019 BMW S1000RR will look like in the flesh, with an obvious restyling coming to the popular superbike.
Gone are the asymmetrical headlights, and a new trellis subframe has been created. Overall, the new BMW S1000RR looks more polished than its aged predecessor, and we are curious to see what other mechanical and electronic wizardry the German brand has in store for us.
As such, expect the 2019 BMW S1000RR to debut at the EICMA trade show in Milan in one month’s time…and for a few more teasers and leaks to occur between now and then.
Of course, Asphalt & Rubber will continue to bring you all the latest details ahead of this bike’s debut, so keep checking back in.
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