One of the highlights will be an updated version of the BMW S1000RR, with an optimised engine for enhanced performance and ridability. Observers also expect the 2015 model of the supersports bike to come with active suspension and cornering ABS, as well as an enhanced trim.
Autoevolution reports that a glimpse of the bike captured by a reader of Swiss magazine Acidmoto revealed a new fairing, with an improved design for better engine ventilation.
It’s not clear what style of headlights the new model will have; a symmetrical front seen by the Swiss biker may just be a “mask” used by BMW to hide what the bike really looks like. The two different headlights have become something of a trademark for the manufacturer and it seems likely that BMW would stick to the same design, Autoevolution commented.
BMW has not revealed which other new motorcycles will be premiered at INTERMOT. A report by Visordown said that they might include the S1000-based adventure-tourer, thought to be called the S1000XR, and the liquid-cooled 1200 boxer sports tourer spotted in June, the K1600 bagger or the new water-cooled R1200R.
Aside from the new offerings from BMW, INTERMOT will also see the launch of the 2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2, as we reported at the start of the month, and the 2015 KTM 1290 Super Adventure.
And in addition to its three new models being launched in Cologne, BMW will unveil a further two new models just two weeks later at the EICMA trade fair in Milan.