BMW Motorrad has launched its flagship motorcycle in the Indian market with its 2023 avatar. The S 1000 RR is now more powerful than its previous iteration, with aerodynamic upgrades as well as cosmetic changes to help differentiate the 2023 version from the outgoing iteration. The 2023 BMW S 1000 RR is priced at ¥2.025 million (ex-showroom) and rises to ¥2.445 million (ex-showroom). It will be sold in three variants – Standard, Professional and Professional M Sport.
The 999 cc inline four-cylinder engine now makes 206 bhp at 13,750 rpm and is rated at 113 Nm of peak torque at 11,000 rpm. The engine revs up to 14,600 rpm, which is pretty high. Power output has increased by 2 bhp while torque output remains the same. BMW has increased the power output with a revised design of the intake funnel and a new intake geometry. There’s also BMW ShiftCam technology and shorter secondary ratios to increase traction at the rear wheels.
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Exterior changes include new livery. There are winglets up front that can now generate up to 10kg of downforce depending on the rider’s speed. This extra weight helps counteract the wheelie tendency during acceleration. Plus, it means the traction control doesn’t require more intervention. Thus, helping drivers achieve faster lap times.
The rear has also been redesigned to make it lighter and sportier. The license plate frame is now shorter, too. As accessories, there is a new hump cover and an endurance seat.
The standard equipment on the motorcycle has changed. It now has a USB charging socket and an M battery as standard. The 6.5-inch TFT screen now has more functions and a new tachometer display. The TFT screen can be controlled using the multifunction controller located on the left handlebar.
The motorcycle was equipped with ABS Pro, but now it also features brake slip assist and an ABS Pro “Slick” setting. The new “Slick” setting is designed for treadless slick tires. A new Brake Slide Assist feature allows the rider to slide the rear out before the system activates.
First published date: December 10, 2022 at 13:01 PM CST