BMW is about to launch its flagship superbike, the 2023 S 1000 RR in India, on December 10. The bike will get some important adjustments over its predecessor; it now makes 210hp, up from the older mannequin’s 207hp, will get a chassis that permits extra lateral flex and, for the primary time, options winglets.
With flagship superbikes as we speak more and more closing the hole to the 220hp determine, BMW has ensured the S 1000 RR doesn’t get left behind, and has managed to squeeze 3hp extra out of its engine, taking its energy output to 210hp at a sky-high 13,750rpm. Torque, nonetheless, stays the identical at 113Nm. This improve in output has been made doable with a brand new consumption geometry and revised consumption funnels.
The chassis has undergone some important work and permits for a extra lateral flex. In layman’s phrases, the body is now much less stiff. Further growing stability is the longer wheelbase, now standing at 1,458mm, a extra relaxed 23.6 diploma rake angle and a lengthened path at 99mm. With these adjustments the brand new mannequin ought to, in principle, be a barely slower steering bike whereas enhancing stability.
The electronics package deal has additionally been up to date, with extra track-focused driving aids. The bike now options Slide Control, permitting the rear tyre to step out of line earlier than chopping energy. The ABS has additionally been up to date with a brand new Slick mode and a brand new Dynamic Brake Control (DBC), which ignores unintentional inputs from the digital throttle after detecting a sure stage of deceleration.
However, the change that can be most noticeable has occurred on the skin, with the 2023 BMW S 1000 RR, that includes winglets for the primary time. The winglets on the S 1000 RR are visually much like the race-replica BMW M 1000 RR, however present 10kg of downforce as in comparison with the 16kg on the M 1000 RR. The tail part too has been revised for a sleeker look and is extra aerodynamic now.
The value of 2023 BMW S 1000 RR within the worldwide market has been hiked by GBP 700 (approx ₹68,000) so we anticipate an identical hike right here as effectively. The present mannequin begins at ₹19.75 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and goes as much as ₹23.95 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the range-topping Pro M Sport.