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BMW Motorrad launches M 1000 R in India

Written by Kanad Kalasur

BMW’s Motorrad division has launched the M 1000 R in India. This is essentially a naked version of the flagship M 1000 RR. Available in two variants – Standard and Competition, the bike maker has set the prices at INR 33 lakh and INR 38 lakh respectively, ex-showroom.

Aerodynamics of the 2023 BMW Motorrad M 1000 R

Aerodynamics play a significant role in racing – more so for a bike with a narrow profile. The BMW Motorrad M 1000 R gets the flagship bike’s aero bits like the winglets. These are claimed to aid in higher downforce generation when riding upright and at the same time also when going into the corners. Furthermore, the bike also gets M Carbon wheels and brake ducts that are integrated into front mudguards. According to the company, these have been tweaked to offer an improved airflow for front brake calipers and the forks.

Powertrain of the 2023 BMW Motorrad M 1000 R

BMW uses the same engine as the flagship M 1000 RR on this bike. It is an inline four with 99cc displacement. The numbers on this machine read as 209 BHP @ 14,500 rpm and 113 Nm @ 11,000 rpm. The engine comes with forged pistons, CNC machined intake ports, titanium valves, variable valve timing (ShiftCam) and other bits.Further more, there is a new spring assembly on the exhaust side, lighter and narrower cam followers and optimised camshafts.

The intake consists of now shorted funnels that are calibrated for high engine speeds. According to BMW, the M 1000 R will go from zero to the ton in 3.2 seconds with a top speed of 280 km/h.

BMW’s M vehicles deployed at the Bharat GP

BMW has deployed its M division cars and bikes as safety vehicles at the upcoming Bharat GP. These include the BMW M2, BMW M3 Touring, BMW M5 CS and the BMW M 1000 RR. the M 1000 RR Safety Bike maintains a good presence on the track during the race weekend. It gets a top speed of 314 km/h and the bike is mostly used for the technical track tests during the course of the entire MotoGP race weekend.

Also Read – BMW Motorrad launches M 1000 RR in India at INR 49,00,000.