The New BMW S1000RR Has Been Caught Out in the Wild

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What do you call a group of unrleased BMW S1000RR superbikes? A gaggle? A pride? A teutonic trio? The latter sounds more like a porn thing, but then again catching the 2019 BMW S1000RR out in the wild before its debut is very erotic to our two-wheeled minds.

That is exactly what we have for you today, as Germany’s new liter bike has been spotted by a BMW dealer in Spain. Actually, not just one bike can be seen, but several S1000RR superbikes can been seen in nondescript solid-color liveries, which gives us all the tingles.

The bikes are clearly out testing, and appear to have data acquisition units on their pillion seats. From the photos, we can catch some details of the 2019 BMW S1000RR that we hadn’t seen before. For instance, the tail section appears to be vented behind the rider’s butt, which could help aerodynamics by filling in the air behind the motorcycle.

Turn signals are integrated into the mirrors, which should make for easy removal when it comes time to do a track day. Have fun taping up that headlight though, as the nose of the machine looks much more complicated than what we saw in its design patent renders.

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Impossible to tell from the photos, but underneath the hood is said to be a counter-rotating crankshaft and possibly a variable valve timing arrangement. Power is said to be improved upon from the predecessor, with the number 210hp being banded about.

We could see the BMW S1000RR arrive for the 2019 model year in several trim levels, though that would go against BMW Motorrad’s unique “package” route of up-selling on performance and features. 

What we do know is that we can expect the 2019 BMW S1000RR to debut at the EICMA trade show in Milan, Italy in a few weeks’ time. It will debut alongside seven other BMW motorcycles, as the brand has a bevy of new machines to show us. Stay tuned for all the details, as we get them.

Zie Germans are Coming! A group of riders out testing the 2019 BMW S1000RR superbike somewhere in Spain.

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Jensen Beeler

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