We can’t wait to see what the upgrades have done to the handling and responsiveness of the S 1000 RR.

We can’t wait to see what the upgrades have done to the handling and responsiveness of the S 1000 RR. (BMW Motorrad/)

BMW will offer an updated S 1000 RR superbike in 2023; the bike will come with several enhancements to the chassis, drivetrain, bodywork, engine, and electronics systems, and will be available starting in January 2023 at an MSRP of $17,895 for the base sportbike.

Editor’s note: We test rode the outgoing S 1000 RR during the 2020 BMW S 1000 RR First Ride Review, 2020 BMW S 1000 RR MC Commute Review, 2021 BMW S 1000 RR MC Commute Review, and 2022 BMW S 1000 RR Review at Double R Fest articles and videos.

Engine updates include revised intake ducts and port geometry along with a new airbox. These changes, along with calibration of BMW’s ShiftCam tech, promise better power delivery across the rev range. The drivetrain is also revised with a new 46-tooth sprocket, which aims to improve rear wheel traction in all gears.

The “Flex Frame” is slightly altered, with portions of the side areas in the main frame removed to improve lateral flex; overall chassis geometry is revised to give the rider better feel and control. These revisions include a slightly flattened steering head angle, reduced triple clamp offset, increased trail, and increased wheelbase. The swingarm pivot point and rear shock height are also adjustable, making it easier for riders to fine-tune the rear-end geometry of the bike. Engineers also made it easier to remove the rear wheel by mounting the axle bushings and incorporating chamfered brake anchor plates and pads.

Suspension components remain unchanged from the previous model year. Riders can opt to add electronically controlled Dynamic Damping Control suspension, which will automatically adjust suspension damping based on ride mode selection.

The standard electronics package will be upgraded with the addition of a Slide Control function in the Dynamic Traction Control system. Using information collected by the steering angle sensor, Slide Control will reduce drive slip if it calculates that values monitored by the DTC system are going to be surpassed. The ABS Pro system also gets a new Brake Slide Assist function that evaluates information provided by the steering angle sensor to give riders the ability to maximize drift through corners. ABS Pro will also have a separate Slick setting to account for the use of slick tires. The Shift Assistant Pro system has been improved to smooth movement through the gearbox, and a lighter-weight M-series battery will also come standard.

Bodywork is enhanced with a new rear section including a pillion cover and a shorter license plate bracket. The wiring harness out back is redesigned as well to make removing the license plate frame easier.

Additionally, the new winglets on the front fairing generate up to 22 pounds of downforce. Engineers also raised windshield height to help improve airflow around the rider’s helmet.

There will be a number of upgrade packages to choose from as well, ranging from the M performance, Dynamic, Race, and Carbon.

2023 BMW S 1000 RR Technical Specifications and Price

Price: $17,895
Engine: 999cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled inline-4; 16 valves
Bore x Stroke: 80.0 x 49.5mm
Compression Ratio: 13.3:1
Fuel Delivery: Dual-stage EFI
Clutch: Wet, multiplate slipper clutch; cable actuation
Transmission/Final Drive: 6-speed/chain
Frame: Aluminum composite bridge
Front Suspension: 45mm Marzocchi USD, spring preload, rebound and compression adjustable; 4.7 in. travel
Rear Suspension: Sachs shock, spring preload, rebound and compression adjustable; 4.6 in. travel
Front BrakeS: 4-piston fixed calipers, dual 320mm floating discs w/ ABS
Rear Brake: 1-piston floating caliper, 220mm disc w/ ABS
Wheels, Front/Rear: Die-cast aluminum; 17 x 3.5 in. / 17 x 6.0 in.
Tires, Front/Rear: 120/70-17 / 190/55-17
Rake/Trail: 23.6°/4.0 in.
Wheelbase: 57.3 in.
Seat Height: 32.4 in.
Fuel Capacity: 4.4 gal.
Claimed Curb Weight: 434 lb.
Available: January 2023
Contact: bmwmotorcycles.com

A shorter license plate holder is designed to be easier to remove.

A shorter license plate holder is designed to be easier to remove. (BMW Motorrad/)

2023 BMW S 1000 RR in Blackstorm Metallic.

2023 BMW S 1000 RR in Blackstorm Metallic. (BMW Motorrad/)

2023 BMW S 1000 RR in Racing Red.

2023 BMW S 1000 RR in Racing Red. (BMW Motorrad/)

2023 BMW S 1000 RR in Lightwhite

2023 BMW S 1000 RR in Lightwhite (BMW Motorrad/)

New winglets generate up to 22 pounds of downforce.

New winglets generate up to 22 pounds of downforce. (BMW Motorrad/)

The 6.5-inch TFT instrument panel has four screen layouts to choose from.

The 6.5-inch TFT instrument panel has four screen layouts to choose from. (BMW Motorrad/)

A taller windscreen will better move air over the rider’s helmet.

A taller windscreen will better move air over the rider’s helmet. (BMW Motorrad/)

Improved aerodynamics were a major focus in the 2023 overhaul.

Improved aerodynamics were a major focus in the 2023 overhaul. (BMW Motorrad/)

Braking has always been one of the S 1000 RR’s strong suits.

Braking has always been one of the S 1000 RR’s strong suits. (BMW Motorrad/)

M Carbon wheels are part of the M Package upgrade.

M Carbon wheels are part of the M Package upgrade. (BMW Motorrad/)

With adjustable rear shock and swingarm pivot point, riders can better tune the back-end geometry.

With adjustable rear shock and swingarm pivot point, riders can better tune the back-end geometry. (BMW Motorrad/)

2023 BMW S 1000 RR will start at $17,895.

2023 BMW S 1000 RR will start at $17,895. (BMW Motorrad/)

This bike promises to be an even more finely tuned track weapon in 2023.

This bike promises to be an even more finely tuned track weapon in 2023. (BMW Motorrad/)
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