2023 BMW S 1000 RR

For 2023 the BMW S 1000 RR gets more than a few nips and tucks along with a few more neddies to power it in to the new year.

A lot of features previously only seen on the M model now become standard on the base model S 1000 RR which is expected to arrive in Australia at some point during the first half of 2023.

BMW Motorrad Australia have indicated to us that the 2023 BMW S 1000 RR will retail from $25,750 + ORC.

BMW Motorrad developers countered the slightly increased aerodynamic resistance caused by the small additional frontal area and shape of the winglets with a newly designed high windshield. This helps improve the flow around the riders’s helmet. A further aerodynamic improvement was achieved by partitioning off the lower triple clamp

The new RR features a 4-cylinder in-line engine based on the power unit of the current S 1000 RR. Peak power is now 154 kW (210 hp) at 13,750 rpm, 2 kW (3 hp) more than the previous model thanks to intake geometry and air-box that was previously only available on the M model.

In addition to a wide range of functions and information, the BMW Motorrad developers placed particular emphasis on the best possible readability of the 6.5-inch TFT display. It is linked to the Multi Controller on the left-hand handlebar panel and can be operated quickly, safely and conveniently from here.

The maximum torque of 113 Nm is generated at 11,000 rpm.

210 hp at 13,750 rpm

In spite of an increase in peak output, the usable engine speed range of the new RR is now claimed to be significantly broader and the bike is geared slightly shorter thanks to one more tooth on the rear sprocket.

The shift speed of the BMW ShiftCam of the new RR is 9,000 rpm as before.

Shift Assistant Pro has been improved in a few points. The rider’s shift request is now implemented via a torque model and thus enables shifts in all operating ranges.

The steering head angle has been flattened out by 0.5° (66.4° instead of the previous 66.9°) and the offset of the triple clamps is reduced by 3 mm.

Accordingly, the caster was increased from 93.9 mm to 99.8 mm. At the same time, the wheelbase was extended to 1,457 mm.

The M Chassis Kit is now standard with adjustable swing-arm pivot point, raised rear end and the suspension strut is not height-adjustable.

For easier removal and installation of the rear wheel, the axle bushings on the rear wheel on the right side are now mounted to prevent loss and the brake pads and the brake anchor plate are chamfered.

The new feature of Dynamic Traction Control DTC is the Slide Control function. It allows the rider to select two preset drift angles for the traction control system when accelerating out of bends.  Technically, this is achieved using a steering angle sensor. Up to the respective leaning angle, the traction control system allows slippage at the rear wheel when accelerating out of a bend, thus enabling rear wheel drift. When the preset steering angle value is reached, traction control intervenes, reduces slip and stabilises the motorcycle.

The new Brake Slide Assist function is an important and very helpful innovation for race track riders. As in the new DTC Slide Control function, this new system is also based on steering angle sensors and allows the rider to set a specific drift angle for so-called braking drifts while sliding into corners at a maintained speed.

The new edition of the RR benefits from a redesigned front section including winglets, a new, lighter and sportier-looking rear section and three new colour schemes.

The wiring harness is optimised for faster removal of the number plate holder and the M battery and USB charging socket is now standard.

2023 BMW S 1000 RR Specifications

Capacity999 cc
Bore/stroke80/49.7 mm
Power154/210 kW/hp 13,750 rpm
Torque113 Nm 11,000 rpm
TypeWater-cooled in-line 4-cylinder engine
Compression/fuel13.3:1 / Premium unleaded petrol, octane rating 95-98 (RON) (knock control; rated power at 98 RON)
Valve/accelerator actuationDOHC (double overhead camshaft), nd variable intake camshaft control system BMW ShiftCam Valve actuation via single cam followers
Valves per cylinder4
Ø intake/outlet33.5/27.2 mm
Throttle valve diameter48 mm
Engine controlBMS-O
Emission controlClosed-loop three-way catalytic converter
Electrical system
Alternator450 W
BatteryM Battery 12 V 5 Ah V/Ah
HeadlampLED low beam twin headlamp in free-form technology
LED high beam free-form surface/modular design
Starter0.8 kW
Power transmission – gearbox
ClutchSelf-reinforcing multi-plate anti-hopping oil bath clutch, mechanically operated
GearboxConstant-mesh 6-speed gearbox
Primary ratio1.652
Transmission ratios2.647
Rear wheel driveChain
Secondary ratio2.706
Frame construction typeAluminium composite bridge frame, engine self-supporting
Front wheel suspensionUpside-down telescopic fork, slide tube diameter 45 mm, spring preload, compression and rebound stage adjustable, DDC option: damping electronically adjustable
Rear wheel suspensionAluminium underslung double-sided swinging arm with central spring strut, spring preload, adjustable compression and rebound stage, DDC option: damping electronically adjustable
Spring travel, front/rear120/117 mm
Wheel castor99.8 mm
Wheelbase1,457 mm
Steering head angle°66.4
Brakes FrontTwin disc brake, floating, Ø 320 mm, radial 4-piston fixed calipers
Brake RearSingle-disc brake, Ø 220 mm, single-piston floating caliper
ABSBMW Motorrad ABS Pro (part integral, disengageable)
Traction controlBMW Motorrad DTC
WheelsStandard: Die-cast aluminium wheels
M aluminium forged wheels as part of Race Package option
M Carbon wheels as part of M Package option
Front Wheel3.50 x 17″
Rear Wheel6.00 x 17″
Front Tyre120/70 ZR17
Rear Tyre190/55 ZR17
Dimensions and weights
Total length2,073 mm
Total width with mirrors846 mm
Seat height824 mm
DIN unladen weight, fully fuelledStandard: 197kg with Race Package option 195.4, with M Package option 193.5
Permitted total weight407 kg
Fuel tank capacity16.5l
Performance Figures
Fuel consumption (WMTC)6.4 l/100 km
Acceleration 0-100 km/h3.2s
Top speed300km/h

New GoPro holder as part of the BMW Motorrad original accessory range.

Source: mcnews.com.au