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BMW Motorrad introduces the new M 1000 RR, first M motorcycle

Nizam Shaikh
Written by Nizam Shaikh

After the introduction of BMW’s high-performance M series mid-size Sedan and Coupé that we reported earlier today, the German brand’s motorcycle wing, BMW Motorrad has now unveiled the new BMW M 1000 RR, strengthening the performance-oriented M line-up. The brand has been offering M optional equipment and M performance parts since the end of 2018. The M moniker stands worldwide for the brand’s success in motor racing as well as exclusiveness. 

The BMW M 1000 RR is based on the S 1000 RR, powered by a 999cc four-cylinder, liquid-cooled 4-stroke engine with new fully machined intake ports, offering a new duct geometry and BMW ShiftCam technology for varying valve control time and valve lift. The M 1000 RR also features new 2-ring forged pistons from Mahle that ar 12 grams lighter and comes with an adapted combustion chamber with slimmer and 6 % lighter rocker arms in the head.

 The engine also features Titanium valves, on the exhaust side with new spring assembly, and optimised camshafts.The compression has also been increased to 13.5:1. The engine block has also been lightened and features longer and 85 g lighter titanium connecting rods from Pankl that reduces frictional losses. The motor produces 212 HP of power and 113 Nm of torque.

BMW has also equipped the M 1000 RR with an anti hopping clutch without reinforcement for optimum power delivery at Launch, using Launch Control. The intake system has also been optimised and comes with shorter intake funnels for optimised gas exchange at high rotational speeds. The exhaust system right from the manifold is made from Titanium saving 3.7 kg of weight. 

In terms of the design, the M 1000 RR features the same silhouette seen on the S 1000 RR but highlights M specific features such as M design and dynamic form language whihc comes with a high windscreen, M winglets further improving the aerodynamic quotient. The chassis design has also been trimmed for track geometry and optimised load distribution. 

In terms of the electronics package, the M 1000 RR comes with a 6.5-inch TFT instruments display with M logo animation and an OBD interface that can be used with activation code for the M GPS data logger and M GPS laptrigger. 

The M 1000 RR is offered with Light White Solid paint M Sport colour scheme in the basic colours light blue, dark blue and red.