Allerton samples BMW S 1000RR ahead of Australian GP debut

News 23 Oct 2019

Allerton samples BMW S 1000RR ahead of Australian GP debut

Maxima BMW rider equipped with latest generation superbike.

Image: Russell Colvin.

Maxima BMW’s Glenn Allerton has had his first taste of the new 2019 S 1000RR ahead of debuting the model in the Superbike support class at the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix this weekend.

Allerton tested the premier class contender at Winton in Victoria this week, where he was able to establish a base setting before visiting Phillip Island.

The 2019 S 1000RR marks the third generation of the German manufacturer’s superbike, boasting a newly-developed engine and updated suspension, along with a significant reduction in weight.

“I can’t wait to get on track this weekend and see what this BMW S 1000RR can do after yesterday’s test,” Allerton stated. “The team and I have been chomping at the bit to finally get the new bike on the circuit and take it racing.

“Out of the box, the 2019 S1000RR is fast, and we have seen that in all of the reports around the world, written by the media. What will it be like in terms of racing, we’ll just have to wait and see. The test at Winton has been a very important one as we have managed test all the options available on such a new platform.

“We can now head into the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix with a better understanding of the bike itself and where we might need to make some adjustments to make it even better for race conditions.”

Allerton claimed a race victory in the Australian Superbikes category at last year’s grand prix for second overall.


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