The 2018 BMW S1000RR is a 999 cc sport motorcycle which is set to come with improved performance and power. The current model is eight years old, and it had only one update with 2015 year model. The next generation of this bike was spotted testing by the Motorrad Magazine, and it seems to be an all-new motorcycle.
We expect that this bike will be leader in performance and technology, as much as Yamaha R1 led the engine performance and the Honda Fireblade led the chassis front. We expect that the new BMW S1000R 2018 will be released next year. It is going to be completely revised which includes its updated technology, design and fittings.
2018 BMW S1000RR news
On the spy photos we can notice that it will not come with symmetric front fascia. This time it will feature two identical LED projector beams. That means that asymmetrical face is history. Turn signals will be integrated into the mirrors. The rear end will be much shorter than its predecessor and it is going to be offered with smaller seat for the pillion. On spy images, we can notice that the taillights, as well as the headlights, will contain LED indicators. Whether this will be the solution for the final model, it will be clear to us only after presenting the model.
The current model have a head – down seating arrangement with the rear side up. It also comes with high footrest position and clip-on handlebars of racing style. This bike looks tiny and we wonder if 999 cc engine can fit in it. It runs on standard 17 – inch wheels while wheelbase is going to be unchanged.
Since the BMW is known by using a lot of electronics with their products, we believe in rumors about large TFT dash. This hi-def screen should be able to control and display every feature you could imagine: fuel mapping, electronic suspension, GPS and navigation and to be able to personalize preferences.
2018 BMW S1000RR specs
The two-wheeler is set to arrive with a number of new features. The chassis is going to be also new and it is going to be made of aluminum. Rear shock and swingarm will be all-new with this updated bike. Since we can not see any visible adjusters, the only conclusion is that the shock is going to be electronically controlled. We presume that it will be the last evolution of the BMW’s Dynaimic ESA. When it comes to forks, they look identical as before. We can also notice that the front monoblock calipers are unrecognizable while rear will be from Brembo.
Suspension system could use Dynamic Damping Control system. This system automatically adjusts itself to be appropriate for the ride mode and the specific situation of the motorbike. It will boasts powerful ABS brake system, and more.
All-new engine for new heart!
There are a great chances that the new BMW S1000RR 2018 will be powered by a 999 cc engine. Everything else about this engine will all-new. Water pump will change position while the crankcases, heads are different. With smart utilization of engine management electronics, the power mill really stands as a powerful option to satisfy the needs of buyers. We expect that this powermill will be produce over 200 horsepower. Transmission is unknown, but current engine comes coupled with a 6-speed transmission gearbox.
2018 BMW S1000RR price and release date
The 2018 BMW S1000RR could be officially presented to public till the end of this year at one of the bigger European shows, Cologne’s INTERMOT or maybe Milan’s EICMA. Its production could start in early months of 2018. Since there will be a lot of new features price is unknown, but the current model comes with a starting price at $15,695 and it includes ABS. For those that want an interesting presentation there is one on BMW official site.