BMW Motorrad has uploaded a teaser photo of the 2023 S1000RR in silhouette with the caption – Gear up to witness the new definition of excellence at India Bike Week 2022 – thus indicating its launch at the bike festival in Goa. Alongside the caption, the date December 2 was also mentioned. However, as of now, we can’t confirm if the bike will launch with its official ex-showroom price, or just debut on that date.
For 2023, aside from some cosmetic changes, BMW has updated the S1000RR both mechanically and feature-wise.
For starters, the overall design philosophy remains unchanged, however, the front sees the addition of new winglets as a standard fitment starting with the base model. BMW says that these wings help generate about 10 kgs of downforce which keep the front end planted. The windscreen has also been lengthened for a better tuck-in position.
At the rear, the swingarm now gets a new adjustable pivot for customised settings as per the rider’s height and comfort. Aside from that, sprockets now also have 45 teeth instead of 46 from before.
Mechanically, the 2023 S1000RR equips the same 999 cc inline-four-cylinder engine with BMW ShiftCam technology. But now it produces 207 hp (3 hp more than before) at 13,500 RPM and the same 113 Nm of torque at 11,000 RPM. This bump in power is mainly due to large intake ports that have been borrowed from the M1000RR. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox with quickshifter.
To assist with this added power, BMW has also updated its list of electronic nannies. These include a new Slide Control, that allows riders to slide the bike in a controlled manner while accelerating aggressively while using the rear brakes. Moreover, there’s also a hill hold, USB charging port, and pit lane limiter as well. Other features like riding modes, traction control, etc continue unchanged.
As for its hardware, the 45 mm USD at the front has been revised to accommodate in accordance with the rider’s height and comfort.
The 2023 S1000RR is available in three trims: standard, Sport, and M. The current model is available in Standard, Pro, and Pro M Sport trims. Ex-showroom prices start from Rs 19.75 lakh and goes all the way up to Rs 23.95 lakh with the top trim model. Given the updates on the 2023 S1000RR, expect the upcoming model to launch with a bump in its ex-showroom price as well.