The new S 1000 RR had its world premiere recently, and arrives in OZ for customer deliveries in the first half of next year. Check out the pricing and spec's below... Release: BMW Motorrad.

Key updates make the revered BMW S 1000 RR – which first debuted in 2009 –  an even sharper and focused supersports machine thanks to revisions to its engine, suspension, chassis, aerodynamics package and electronic assistance systems.

Key updates make the revered BMW S 1000 RR – which first debuted in 2009 –  an even sharper and focused supersports machine.

Key updates make the revered BMW S 1000 RR – which first debuted in 2009 –  an even sharper and focused supersports machine.

“With a more powerful engine, advanced suspension and chassis, the new Brake Slide Assist and DTC Slide Control assistance systems as well as optimised aerodynamics with winglets and a redesigned rear end, we were able to raise the RR’s performance to a new level,” said Wolfgang Wallner, Project Manager of the S 1000 RR.


  • New S 1000 RR brings key updates to engine, suspension, chassis, aerodynamics and assistance systems
  • Peak power of race bred four-cylinder inline engine now 154kW
  • Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) features new Slide Control function
  • New chassis geometry delivers greater rider precision
  • Winglets ensure best possible contact of the front wheel with the road
  • Priced from $25,750*

BMW Motorrad Australia set to unleash new S 1000 RR in first half of 2023.

BMW Motorrad Australia set to unleash new S 1000 RR in first half of 2023.

The new RR features a four-cylinder in-line engine based on the power unit of the current S 1000 RR but with key updates. Peak power is now 154kW@13,500rpm – which represents a 2kW (3hp) increase on the previous model – while maximum torque of 113Nm@11,000rpm. In spite of an increase in peak output, the usable engine speed range of the new RR is now significantly broader and more fulsome than before. The maximum engine speed is 14,600rpm.



The new feature of the Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) system 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.

"The new feature of the Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) system 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."

“The new feature of the Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) system 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.”

When the preset steering angle value is reached, traction control intervenes, reduces slip and stabilises the motorcycle.



The heart of the chassis of the new RR remains the aluminium bridge frame – a welded construction of four gravity die-cast elements. It integrates the engine, which is inclined forward by 32 degrees as before, as a supporting element. With the aim of optimising flexibility laterally, the main frame of the new RR has been given several openings in the side areas.

The focus during development was also on further increasing riding precision for the chassis of the new RR.

The focus during development was also on further increasing riding precision for the chassis of the new RR.

The focus during development was also on further increasing riding precision for the chassis of the new RR. The steering head angle has been flattened out by 0.5 degrees and the offset of the triple clamps reduced by 3mm. The new chassis geometry is accompanied not only by even better riding precision, but also by increased accuracy and clearer feedback from the front wheel.



The new Brake Slide Assist function is an important and highly effective innovation for racetrack riders. As with 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.



As with the M 1000 RR model, winglets on the new RR now ensure the best possible contact of the front wheel with the road, especially when accelerating. The winglets generate aerodynamic downforce and thus additional load on the wheels. This assists in reducing the bike’s tendency to do a wheelie while also enabling the rider to brake later and increasing the RR’s cornering stability.



Design of the new edition RR benefits from a redesigned front section including winglets, a new, lighter and sportier-looking rear section and three new colour schemes: Blackstorm metallic; Style Passion in Racingred non-metallic and the racing-oriented Lightwhite non-metallic/BMW M. The new BMW S 1000 RR is priced at $25,750* and will launch in Australia next year.


Highlights of the new BMW S 1000 RR:

  • Increased output and torque: 154kW (210hp) at 13,500rpm and 113Nm at 11,000rpm
  • Shorter secondary gear ratio for more traction at the rear wheel
  • Advanced “Flex Frame” with additional flex
  • Chassis geometry with new values for steering head angle, offset, caster and wheelbase
  • M Chassis Kit as standard with adjustable swinging arm pivot point and raised rear end
  • Dynamic Traction Control DTC with new Slide Control function for drifts while accelerating using steering angle sensor
  • ABS Pro with new Brake Slide Assist function using steering angle sensor for braking drifts when approaching corners
  • ABS Pro Setting “Slick”


  • Optimised aerodynamics with new front section, winglets and high windshield
  • M lightweight battery as standard
  • USB charging port in the rear section
  • Redesigned rear section and shorter number plate holder
  • Optimised wiring harness for removing the number plate holder
  • Clutch and generator cover in black
  • Easier rear wheel assembly due to loss-proof axle bushings and chamfered brake pads and brake anchor plate
  • M GPS Mouse Adapter as part of the BMW Motorrad original accessory range
  • New GoPro holder as part of the BMW Motorrad original accessory range

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