It’s not a secret that BMW is working on a more powerful and advanced version of its S1000RR motorcycle. A patent, filed in China, confirmed, that the hugely popular S1000RR model will receive a few updates for 2019.
China’s intellectual property office has published a design registration revealing the appearance of a new 2019 BMW S1000RR. The design, filed in February with China’s SIPO with a priority filing with Germany’s patent office in August 2017, reveals a sportbike looking nearly identical to spy photos we got earlier.
The asymmetrical fairing design will be identical to the current generation model and also feature a gill-like pattern on the right side and a single opening on the left. However, a new bike version will drop the S1000RR’s asymmetric headlights, choosing a pair of matching lights on either side of the central air intake.
The new 2019 BMW S1000RR is expected to receive an updated engine. The motorcycle will continue to use an inline four-cylinder engine, with the four header pipes merging into two before entering a collector likely containing the catalyst and finished off with a silencer, that looks smaller in comparison with the 2018 model. At the same time, it’s expected to be more powerful.
Another big update on the new model is the chassis. We couldn’t get a good look at it in the spy photos, but judging by the design illustrations, the chassis rises towards the rear engine mounting plates. Moreover, the subframe will feature a new trellis design. The swingarm also appears to be new.
Of course, all these updates and changes are not made of stone and possibly we won’t see them in the production model. But we can find it out when BMW officially introduces the S1000RR for 2019. We may see the motorcycle at the 2018 EICMA motorcycle show or at INTERMOT in Cologne over the next couple of months.