BMW S1000RR - a remarkable sports motorcycle that has been on the posters on kids' bedroom walls or an ambition worth chasing for the grown ups. The S1000RR has been much revered, however, it had begun to lack some modern touches that the competition now offers. Hence, welcome the 2018 version of the S1000RR. It was caught testing by Motorrad Magazine and the image suggests that it is quite an all new motorcycle, with noticeable changes to the chassis and perhaps changes to the inline four which had been rumoured lately. The 2018 model will have a redesigned swingarm, a modified chassis shape, restyled bodywork and other cosmetic updates, including a new exhaust can. The engine also may also have been modified. The 2018 S1000RR is expected to break cover during the 2017 EIMCA shown to be held in Milan.
The new version of the S1000RR would include more electronics to better use the inertial measurement unit (IMU). Considering that BMW Motorrad has been incorporating a TFT instrument console on its latest models, the S1000RR is also likely to get one.
A surge in power from the tweaked engine is expected, however, keeping in line with the Euro-IV emissions standards. The 2017 EIMCA will be held and we hope to get more details about the m=new S1000RR, which already looks quite promising.
Two variants of the S1000 are currently available in India - the S1000R and S1000XR. It is powered by a water/oil-cooled four-cylinder inline engine that makes 199 hp at 13500 rpm and torque of 113 Nm at 10500 rpm and is paired to a six-speed gearbox. It is capable of doing a top speed of over 300 kph. The S1000R is priced at Rs 16.9 lakh and S1000XR at Rs 18.5 lakh.
Source: Motorrad Magazine