With a large crowd of Motorrad enthusiasts gathered at the reopening of the new BMW Motorrad showroom, BMW Philippines also took the opportunity to unveil the all-new S 1000 RR.
The flagship performance bike of BMW comes with a newly-developed engine that is 8-hp stronger than the outgoing model at 207-hp and 11 kilos lighter at 197-kg. It can be further lightened to 193.5-kg with the installation of the new M-sport package. An all-new suspension package also promises a further leap in performance of the new S1000 RR.
It's powered by a newly developed 4-cylinder inline engine with BMW ShiftCam Technology for variation of valve timings and valve strokes on the intake side. It produces 207 hp at 13, 500 rpm and 113-Nm at 11,000 rpm. It will deliver at least 100 Nm of torque from 5 500 to 14 500 rpm.
For the rider, there's a large 6.5-inch TFT screen that will be host to the full spectrum of settings that is almost at par with the ones used in professional racing.
Keeping the body aloft is a newly-developed suspension featuring Flex Frame, with the engine taking on more of a load-bearing function. This setup significantly improves ergonomics and refines suspension geometry for further improved handling, increased traction and crystal-clear feedback in the threshold range.
There's now a whole host of riding aids governed by a new 6-axis sensor cluster. It is fitted with the further developed Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), DTC Wheelie Function, and ABS Pro (for increased safety when braking, also in banking position) as standard. There is also an adjustable engine brake function.
The rider can choose from new riding modes: Rain, Road, Dynamic, and Race as standard. There's also Shift Assistant Pro for fast up and down shifting without clutch. Electronic cruise control is offered as an ex works option.
The all-new BMW S 1000 RR is now available from BMW Motorrad for PhP 1,895,000.