This German company is one of the world’s leading automotive manufacturers with the most popular products being cars. However, the company which has long been engaged in the automotive sector turned out to also produce vehicles with the type of motorcycle. This two-wheeled vehicle product made by the BMW company is no less good than the two-wheeled vehicles made in Japan that are very popular in every country such as Honda, Kawasaki, and Yamaha.
BWM S1000RR is indeed very famous and also very popular for its performance and resilience among the world’s automotive enthusiasts. Not only that, the motorbike which is BMW’s flagship superbike is also one of the fastest motorbikes in the world today. Meanwhile, this motorbike has also received an award as “Sport Bike of the Year”, in 2012.
Carrying a superbike motorbike design with a full fairing that covers part of the framework and engine on this bike The big change lies in the headlights. If the previous version contained 2 forms of asymmetrical headlights, in the 2019 version, both headlights had a symmetrical shape. With a more aggressive form, making this motorbike more look like a modern motorcycle from Japanese manufacturers. In my opinion, the 2019 headlamp is better than the previous version. Congratulations to this motorcycle designer. I really like the design of the headlights 🙂
The changed of the frame making this bike has better handling and lighter than the previous version. The BMW S1000RR 2019 uses the latest frame, Flex-Frame technology. With this technology, makes the control of this motor better when cornering sharply especially in circuits. The speedometer also has significant changes from the digital-analog to the fully digital speedometer. I think this one is also important and make the dashboard looks cool.
As for the engine, the S1000RR still uses a 4 stroke, 1000cc and DOHC inline 4 cylinder engine, Liquid Cooled, weighing less than the previous version. Its weight is now 4 kg lighter. From previously 201 kg is now 197 kg. This superbike is also equipped with Shift Cam technology, so the Noken as has 2 profiles, low and high. Interestingly, the engine power rose by 8 HP, to 204 HP at 13,500 RPM, and 113 Nm of torque at 11,000 RPM.
Another update is found on the valve, amounting to 4 per cylinder made of titanium, with a total number of cylinders of 16 pieces. It is said that th is motor acceleration from 0-100km can be achieved in just 3.1 seconds. Meanwhile, for its maximum speed, this motorbike is claimed to be able to reach top speeds of up to 305 km/hour or 189.5 miles/hour.
To make control easier, the BMW S1000RR 2019 is equipped with 7 driving modes, RAIN, ROAD, DYNAMIC, RACE, and an additional 3 pre-load modes, RACE PRO 1, RACE PRO 2 and RACE PRO 3. Then there are also DBC features (Dynamic Brake Control) which serves to increase the effectiveness of braking when panic braking.
Interestingly, in the RACE PRO mode, the engine character, engine braking torque, traction control (DTC) including wheelie control and DDC (Dynamic Damping Control) can be adjusted.
Brakes and Suspensions
For the front braking sector, this motorbike is safer because it uses ABS Cornering with a size of 2 x 320mm and discs with four-piston radial monobloc calipers. Meanwhile, the rear braking sector is no less good by using a 220 mm Cornering ABS rear disc with single-piston caliper.
For the front suspension, the BMW S1000RR 2019 still adheres to an upside-down suspension by using a fully adjustable 45mm forks Marzocchi (DDC semi-active electronic damping, mechanically adjustable preload). Meanwhile, for the rear suspension uses fully adjustable monoshock, 117mm travel.
There are 3 types of this motorbike that are offered namely S1000RR stock, Sport and M Package. In the USA, the price of this motorbike starts at $ 16,999- $ 19,000, depending on the type while in the UK it starts from £ 15,290 for the cheapest series and £ 19,315 for the most expensive series. With these prices, this motorbike is expected to compete with Japanese motorcycles on the market such as Yamaha R1, Kawasaki ZX10 and Honda CBR1000RR SP1 & 2.
The changes made by BMW deserve a thumbs up, especially in the design, frame, and improvement of performance that is better than its predecessor. Weight reduction of 4 kg and titanium valves also certainly contribute significantly. For other sectors, there might not yet be significant changes. But overall the 2019R BMW S1000RR deserves to be at the forefront of the list of purchases in the 1000cc superbike class.