BMW has been offering M Performance parts in its motorcycles for a little over two years now. Formerly exclusive to its performance cars, the M Performance parts added a competitive edge to the already rapid BMW motorcycles.
Now, just like its legendary M3 and M5, BMW, is offering its first M Performance motorcycle, the M 1000 RR, or simply called the M RR.
Simply put, the M 1000 RR is a more aggressive, street legal version of the S 1000 RR, but still a notch below its track only HP4.
The M RR is powered by a water-cooled four-cylinder in-line engine that produces 212 Hp at 14,500 rpm and 113 Nm of torque at 11,000 rpm. It’s redline is now a higher 15,100 rpm. This is thanks to improvements like a higher compression ratio, 2-ring forged pistons, titanium valves, titanium connecting rods and fully machined intake ports.
BMW has also paid attention to its aerodynamics, adding M winglets on the front, for more downforce not just in straights but also during braking and cornering.
Naturally, its chassis has been radically improved with an aluminum bridge frame and optimized upside-down fork.
That continues to the unsprung portions, with BMW fitting M brake, highlighted by blue calipers. The bike rolls on M carbon wheels for more weight savings. Finally, it also comes with a lightweight M battery.
The rider gets a 6.5-inch TFT display and OBD interface that can be used with an M GPS data logger and M GPS laptrigger. It comes with 7 built-in ride modes: Rain, Road, Dynamic, Race and Race Pro1-3. They’re paired with the latest generation of Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) and DTC wheelie function with 6-axis sensor box.
For the race track, it comes with tech toys like Launch Control for perfect race starts and a Pit-Lane-Limiter for precise speed in the pit lane. Shift assistant Pro for shifting gears up and down without a clutch, with simple reversibility of the shift pattern for race track use.
When not racing, the M RR also offers a number of conveniences for on-road cruising. These powerful LED interior light units, a USB charging socket in the rear, electronic adaptive cruise control, and heated grips. There’s also Hill Start Control Pro for convenient starting on slopes.
As expected of BMW, there’s also a long list of optional accessories, from carbon fiber fairings to even an M Endurance chain.
BMW has yet to announce the price or when the M 1000 RR will be delivered. However, interested parties should contact their nearest BMW Motorrad dealer.