Now in Malaysia is the 2020 BMW Motorrad S 1000 RR superbike with M Sport package, launched during the 2019 Shell Malaysia MotoGP in Sepang International Circuit. Pricing for this BMW’s road-going racing-focused superbike is RM138,500 with BMW Motorrad Malaysia’s All-New 3-Year Warranty and 3-Year Roadside Assistance Programme but does not include insurance.

Completely redesigned, the S 1000 RR is one step below BMW Motorrad’s flagship superbike, the carbon-fibre framed HP4 Race, but draws on DNA from the Munich firm’s racing efforts in World Superbike (WSBK). An all-new Flex Frame cradles the 999 cc inline-four which has an increased power output of 207 hp at 13,500 rpm and 113 Nm of torque at 11,000 rpm.

The four-pot mill uses BMW ShiftCam Technology which varies the valve timings and valve strokes on the intake side, making more power while complying with emissions regulations. Weight for the S 1000 RR has taken a significant drop, going from 208 kg to 193.5 kg, and there are four ride modes with an additional three user-customisable ‘Pro’ modes.

Available in Malaysia only with the M Sport package, the S 1000 RR comes with carbon-fibre wheels, BMW Motorsport colours of Racing Blue, Lightwhite and Racing Red and M Sport seat as well as a maintenance-free BMW M lightweight battery. In terms of riding aids, the S 1000 RR comes with DTC, ABS Pro and DTC Wheelie detection as well as throttle curve (torque adjustment) and Engine Brake Control.

Inside the cockpit, the redesigned 6.5-inch full-colour TFT-LCD panel is easy to read even in difficult lighting conditions and the displays are individually customisable including three racing specific display modes. Electronic suspension in the form of BMW’s Dynamic Damping Control (DDC) is standard, as is an up-and-down quickshifter.

If you’re interested at taking a close up look at the BMW Motorrad S 1000 RR, which is CBU Berlin, as well as the R 1250 R and C 400 X scooter, head over to the Premium Auto Car Expo (PACE) 2019, which takes place at the Setia City Convention Centre from November 2-3, 2019.