2023 BMW S 1000 RR Unveiled in India at IBW: Check Details

India Bike Week is the festival for bikers, and none would deny this statement. The event took place in Goa this year, and BMW Motorrad used this as a stage to showcase its upcoming flagship supersport motorcycle. Of course, we are talking about the 2023 BMW S 1000 RR. The motorcycle broke cover earlier this year, but it has now made its debut in the Indian market. The new S 1000 RR hosts a series of updates, and it could be launched anytime soon in the country. In the updated form, the BMW S1000 RR is expected to carry a starting price in the range of Rs 20-25 lakh, ex-showroom. Once launched, the 2023 BMW S 1000 RR will rival the likes of the Honda CBR1000RR-R, Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R, Ducati Panigale V4, Aprilia RSV4, Suzuki Hayabusa and more.

Kicking off with the design, the updated BMW S 1000 RR now dons an aggressive face. Thanks to winglets, which are borrowed from the M 1000 RR. Fairing around the sides remains unchanged, but the tail section is updated to symphonise with the front end. The colour pallet is updated with the addition of three new paint schemes – Racing Red, Light White, and Blackstorm Metallic.

Moreover, the Bavarian brand has tweaked the chassis with an increased angle for the steering rake, measuring at 23.6 degrees. To ensure that agility is not the cost, the triple clamp is 3 mm lower on the 2023 model. Well, the motorcycle is claimed to offer increased stability in drag runs now. With a slight increment, the wheelbase now stands at 1,457 mm. The swingarm is a redesigned affair and gets a new adjustable pivot.

The powerhouse is tuned to develop a peak power output of 206.5 bhp and 113 Nm of max torque while displacing 999 cc of the air-fuel mixture in a 4-cylinder layout at a stoichiometric ratio. A slipper clutch connects the motor to the 6-speed gearbox, which features a bi-directional quick shifter. The feature list gets the addition of Brake Slide Assist and Slide Control Function to keep the rider safe if the motorcycle tends to slide while cornering.