BMW Motorrad unleashes up to date M 1000 RR, M 1000 R bikes

BMW is commonly recognised as a luxurious automobile model, but it surely additionally boasts of its sporting credentials all due to its M division churning out quick machines. Not solely four-wheelers, however the M lineup options some unique two-wheelers for BMW Motorrad. The Bavarian model’s arsenal has grown stronger with a brand new pair of sports activities bikes.

The corporate just lately unveiled the up to date iterations of M 1000 RR and M 1000 R. Each bikes share the identical internals and underpinnings however put on completely different attires. Whereas M 1000 RR is a fully-faired superbike, M 1000 R is a unadorned streetfighter and each are being provided in two variants every—commonplace and M Competitors. 

Each litre-class fashions have undergone a bevy of updates making the duo worthy of the coveted M badge. Whereas the fully-faired supersport made its debut with the M badge in 2020, the bare road racer dons it for the primary time. Each are much like their commonplace S fashions however have obtained delicate styling tweaks that not solely enhance aesthetics but additionally improve efficiency.

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BMW M 1000 RR (above) and BMW M 1000 R (beneath)

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Styling updates

The brand new M 1000 RR and M 1000 R at the moment are laced with new winglets that enhance aerodynamic properties by producing extra downforce than earlier than. As well as, the top-spec M 1000 RR Competitors trim receives minute tweaks to the fairing in addition to a brand new aero-wheel cowl which additional aids the aerodynamic qualities. 

The fully-faired sportbike rides on carbon or cast rims whereas its bare sibling rides on aluminium cast wheels. M 1000 RR will get carbon fibre clothes as commonplace whereas M 1000 R receives it as part of the M Competitors bundle. Each fashions are wrapped in snazzy color schemes and physique graphics, enhancing the sporting credentials.

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Styling highlights on M 1000 duo

Efficiency updates

Powering the M 1000 duo is identical 999cc, in-line four-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that additionally powers their respective S 1000 counterparts. Nonetheless, the M division bikes witness a major bump in energy outputs. Within the fully-faired M bike, this motor dishes out 212 hp at 14,500 rpm whereas within the bare streetfighter pumps out 210 hp at 13,750 rpm. The height torque on each fashions is 113 Nm which is achieved at 11,000 rpm.

The upper energy outputs have been achieved due to cast pistons, CNC (Laptop Numerical Management) machined consumption ports, and the incorporation of the BMW ShiftCam expertise. To extract extra oomph from the motor, BMW has shortened the secondary gear ratios within the M 1000 R with a brand new 47-tooth rear sprocket as an alternative of a 45-tooth unit utilized in the usual mannequin. This permits a faster off-the-line acceleration.

The usage of carbon fibre physique panels has made the bikes lighter by as much as 9 kilos and might clock a better prime pace of 314 kmph versus 306 kmph, beforehand. Different efficiency upgrades embrace an optimised consumption system, titanium exhaust mufflers and a three-way adjustable throttle.

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BMW M 1000 with Akrapovic exhaust muffler

Up to date {hardware} and electronics

BMW Motorrad has loaded the M 1000 duo with a fully-adjustable Marzocchi-sourced suspension setup and ‘M’ brakes (a primary for the bare streetfighter). The fully-faired M 1000 RR even will get entrance brake cooling ducts fabricated from carbon fibre.

Each bikes profit from a slew of digital aids, together with throttle and engine brake modes, lean-sensitive traction management, launch management, pit lane limiter, hill maintain, wheelie management, a quickshifter and 4 driving modes: Rain, Street, Sport and Race Professional 1-3.

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BMW M 1000 characteristic highlights

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By way of creature comforts, each bikes are outfitted with widespread options like a 6.5-inch TFT show with GPS navigation, all-LED illumination, digital cruise management, keyless ignition, USB charging socket and heated handlebar grips. As well as, BMW Motorrad will likely be providing an in depth vary of elective equipment to clients to spruce up their bikes.

Anticipated India launch

There is a good probability that BMW may convey each M 1000 RR and M 1000 R to India sooner or later, for the reason that Bavarian model had beforehand launched the earlier era mannequin of the M-branded supersport final 12 months. Count on each fashions to be provided in restricted numbers with an eye-watering price ticket of above Rs 40 lakh (ex-showroom), making it elusive to a choose few.