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Published on September 24th, 2020 | by Amirul Mukminin

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BMW M 1000 RR Unveiled as the First M Bike

Following the introduction of the G80 M3 and G82 M4, BMW has further expanded its M portfolio with the new M 1000 RR or M RR for short. Based on the current S 1000 RR, the latest crotch rocket from BMW Motorrad is equipped with plenty of performance and aerodynamic upgrades that will make it go faster.

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Here’s what you need to know about the M RR:

  • Powered by an extensively reworked inline-four engine that churns out 212 hp at 14,500 rpm and 113 Nm of torque at 11,000 rpm
  • Upgrades include new 2-ring forged pistons from Mahle, adapted combustion chambers, compression increased to 13.5, longer and lighter titanium connecting rods, slimmer and lighter rocker arms, fully machined intake ports with new duct geometry and optimised camshafts and intake area
  • More powerful than the S 1000 RR power train in the range from 6,000 rpm to 15,100 rpm
  • Equipped with M winglets on the trim front, which were developed during intensive testing on the race track and in the BMW Group’s wind tunnel
  • The winglets produce aerodynamic downforce that gives additional load to the front wheel, which in turn counteracts wheelie inclination
  • The downforce also allows later braking and ensures increased cornering stability
  • Aimed at achieving the best possible lap time, the chassis is paired with an optimised upside-down fork as well as a revised central spring strut with blue spring and Full Floater Pro kinematic
  • The first BMW bike to be equipped with M brakes developed directly from the experience in the Superbike World Championship
  • Has a 6.5-inch TFT display and OBD interface that can be used with activation code for the M GPS data logger and M GPS laptrigger
  • Can be equipped with the M competition package which adds the milled parts, carbon parts, a silver 220 g lighter swinging arm, endurance chain and tail hump cover

The highlights of the new BMW M 1000 RR.

• M RR four-cylinder engine based on the RR engine for racing sport. Even more peak power, higher torque in the medium range and 500 rpm more maximum speed.

• 156 kW output at 14 500 rpm and thus 4 kW more than in the RR. Maximum torque of 113 Nm at 11 000 rpm.

• New 2-ring forged piston 12 g lighter, adapted combustion chamber and compression increased to 13.5. In addition, slimmer and lighter rocker arms.

• Fully machined intake ports with new duct geometry and BMW ShiftCam technology for varying the valve control time and valve lift.

• Titanium valves, on the exhaust side with new spring assembly, slimmer and 6 % lighter rocker arms and optimised camshafts.

• Very light, compact engine block with longer and 85 g lighter titanium connecting rods from Pankl for reduced friction power and less weight.

• Anti-hopping clutch without self-reinforcing for optimum Launch Control.

• Optimised differentiated intake system with shorter intake funnels for optimised gas exchange at high rotational speeds.

• New, 3,657 g lighter exhaust system with exhaust manifold, front silencer and rear silencer made of titanium.

• M winglets and high windscreen: Braking later and accelerating earlier and more stability when cornering thanks to the aerodynamic downforce without any reduction in maximum speed.

• “Rain”, “Road”, “Dynamic”, “Race”“ and “Race Pro1-3” riding modes and the latest generation of the Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) and DTC wheelie function with 6-axle sensor box.

• Two adjustable characteristic throttle curves for optimum response characteristics. Engine brake with threefold adjustable engine drag torque in “Race Pro” mode.

• Shift assistant Pro for shifting gears up and down without clutch. Simple reversibility of the shift pattern for race track use.

• Launch Control for perfect race starts and Pit-Lane-Limiter for precise speed in the pit lane.

• Hill Start Control Pro for convenient starting on slopes.

• Chassis design trimmed for race track use with modified geometry, optimised wheel load distribution and extended adjustability of the swinging arm pivot point.

• Optimised upside-down fork and revised central spring strut with Full Floater Pro kinematics.

• M brakes for the first time at BMW Motorrad: The M RR with maximum braking performance for the race track.

• M carbon wheels: Classy high-tech components for maximum performance on race track and road.

• Instrument cluster with large, perfectly readable 6.5-inch TFT display, starting animation with M logo and OBD interface that can be used with activation code for the M GPS data logger and M GPS laptrigger.

• Lightweight M battery, USB charging socket in the rear, powerful integrated LED light units and heated grips.

• M design and dynamic form language indicate ultimate race track performance.

• M competition package with M GPS laptrigger and activation code, M milled parts package, M carbon package, silver, 220 g lighter swinging arm, DLC-coated M endurance chain and passenger package including tail-hump cover.

• Comprehensive optional accessories and optional equipment ex works.

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