The 2019 BMW S 1000 RR superbike was caught undergoing road trials.
BMW Motorrad then released a teaser video a few days after that.
The new bike will be unveiled at the EICMA show in November.
BMW has announced that will launch nine new models for 2019 and a new 2019 BMW S 1000 RR is one of them.
There have been many speculations, as usual, plus a patent filing which was leaked but a Spanish BMW Motorrad dealer caught sight of the prototype undergoing road tests.
Referring to the photos, the design has definitely undergone some changes but still retains some of the S 1000 RR’s defining features.
The central air intake, “split” fairing panel, seats and fork bottoms are the dead giveaways of the old bike, but new are the symmetrical headlamps, front turnsignals that are integrated into the rearview mirrors.
The new engine is reported to produce 210 bhp but the biggest change is the counter-rotating crankshaft. There is also a possibility of variable valve timing on the cards.
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There are also rumblings of the 2019 S 1000 RR with different options and trims for different needs. It is a good call, in our opinion, as not all riders are track riders and may not access every single function a bike provides. It represents some cost savings for them, too.
However, if the leaked photos caused a sensation, BMW Motorrad has also released a teaser video, “promising” to unveil the new bike at the EICMA show at Milan, Italy in November.