BMW M 1000 RR Revealed, Optimised In Every Way For Track Use
BMW has brought out its first "M" offering for those in pursuit of more faster lap times.
BMW Motorrad has unveiled the new M 1000 RR, the first M model from the manufacturer, based on the S 1000 RR, for customers who want more performance along with exclusivity.
First up, the design and it has not changed much. Of course there are additional parts to produce more grip and shave tenths off of a lap time like the carbon fibre winglets and parts that have been revised or made of different materials, like the high windscreen and carbon fibre wheels.
Chassis of the BMW M 1000 RR is based on the S 1000 RR and is made of aluminium. However, BMW says the front USD forks have been optimised, the central spring strut revised, with blue spring and Full Floater Pro kinematics, all to achieve the best possible lap times. Attention has also been paid to optimise drivability, braking and anti-squat control as well as rider feel.
Instrument cluster on the bike is the same 6.5-inch TFT display as on the bike the M 1000 RR is based, but gets M start animation. As an option, buyers can use an activation code for use of M GPS laptrigger and M GPS data logger via the OBD interface of the instrument cluster.
As with every component on the M 1000 RR, the engine has also been tweaked. The 4-cylinder engine makes 212 HP at 14,500 RPM and 113 Nm at 11,000 RPM. The bike is now limited to 15,100 RPM due to changes to the internals.
Components that are lighter include forged pistons (by 12 g), rocker arms (by 6 percent), connecting rods (by 85 g), while the compression ratio has been increased to 13.5. The combustion chamber and intake ports were also optimised along with various other parts, claims BMW.
Overall, due to the weight reductions including the titanium exhaust which saves 3.6 kg, the bike weighs in at 192 kg. For the first time, braking duties are carried out by M brake derived from racing brakes on a BMW Motorrad product.
Other features offered on the bike include an anti-hopping clutch, launch control, riding modes – Rain, Road, Dynamic, Race and Race Pro 1-3, Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), DTC wheelie function with 6-axle sensor, Hill Start Control Pro, lightweight battery, USB charging socket, LED light units, adaptive cruise control and heated grips.
Based on the M Sport colour scheme, the basic colours that the bike can be had with are light blue, dark blue and red. Further, the engine cover can be had in granite grey and the fuel filler cap painted black.
For those who want even more kit and personalisation, there is the M competition package (with the M GPS laptrigger software and activation code) that also includes the M milled parts package, M carbon pack, a 220 g lighter swingarm, an M Endurance chain and a passenger package, apart from optional accessories to choose from.
To go on sale in global markets by Q2 next year, the BMW M 1000 RR will be priced from CAD $42,400 (Rs. 23.39 lakhs).