2023 BMW S1000 RR - Full Details


2023 BMW S 1000 RR

Clearly a bike not lacking in performance, that hasn’t stopped BMW extracting more from its S 1000 RR and raiding the spares cupboard from the mighty M 1000 RR. We take a look at what upgrades the German machine gets for 2023. Can you believe it has been almost 15 years of this bike? Time flies. And so does an S 1000 RR.

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What are the 2023 BMW S 1000 RR changes all about?

Wolfgang Wallner, Project Manager for the BMW S 1000 RR, said: "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."

2023 BMW S 1000 RR in red

2023 BMW S 1000 RR Engine and Performance

The new RR features a 4-cylinder in-line engine based on the power unit of the current (2022) S 1000 RR with BMW’s ShiftCam feature.

Peak power is now 210 hp at 13,750 rpm - 3 hp more than the previous model. The maximum torque of 113 Nm is generated at 11,000 rpm. In spite of an increase in peak output, the usable engine speed range of the new RR is now significantly broader and more fulsome. The maximum engine speed is 14,600 rpm…

2023 BMW S 1000 RR engine

2023 BMW S 1000 RR Chassis

There’s a revised chassis geometry with new values for steering head angle, offset, caster and wheelbase.

The heart of the advanced "Flex Frame" chassis of the new RR is still the aluminium bridge frame, which is a welded construction of four gravity die-cast elements and 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 was given several openings in the side areas.

The focus was also on further increasing riding precision when developing the new chassis of the RR. The steering head angle has been flattened out by 0.5° and the offset of the triple clamps reduced by 3 mm. 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.

2023 BMW S 1000 RR

2023 BMW S 1000 RR Price

UK pricing will be £17,150 for the S 1000 RR and £18,610 for the S 1000 RR Sport. Putting that into perspective, the M 1000 RR starts £30,640.

2023 BMW S 1000 RR colours

There are three new colour schemes:

  • Blackstorm (metallic)
  • Style Passion in Racing Red (non-metallic)
  • Lightwhite (non-metallic/BMW M)

2023 BMW S 1000 RR

2023 BMW S 1000 RR new technology

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. Who is going to try this first?!

According to BMW, this is technically 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.

As part of the ABS Pro, 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. There’s also a ABS Pro "Slick" setting function.

2023 BMW S 1000 RR

2023 BMW S 1000 RR aerodynamics and bodywork

It’s all about the Winglets! When it comes to design, the new edition of the RR benefits from a redesigned front section including winglets, a new, lighter and sportier-looking rear section.

As with the M RR, winglets on the new RR now ensure the best possible contact of the front wheel with the road - especially when accelerating. They generate aerodynamic downforce and thus additional load on the wheels. The advantages are that the bike’s tendency to do a wheelie is reduced, you can break later and cornering stability is increased.

2023 BMW S 1000 RR dash display TFT

2023 BMW S 1000 RR availability

Available in retailers January 2023. Call it a late Christmas present.

The highlights of the 2023 BMW S 1000 RR:

  • Increased output and torque: (210 hp at 13,750 rpm and 113 Nm at 11,000 rpm.
  • Shorter secondary gear ratio for more traction at the rear wheel.
  • Advanced "Flex Frame" with more 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, high windshield and partitioning off of the lower triple clamp.
  • 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.
  • Three attractive paintwork finishes: Blackstorm metallic, Style Passion in Racingred non-metallic and Lightwhite non- metallic/BMW M.