BMW M 1000 RR takes centre stage

By JAY WONG | 24 September 2020

MUNICH: BMW has unveiled its new M 1000 RR (M RR) superbike.

Said to have been bred purely with racing technology, this road-going German superbike is the first bike to bear the M designation.

The M RR weighs in at just 192kg (kerb) with peak performance heightened to 212hp at 14,500rpm and 113Nm of torque at 11,000rpm.

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This is all thanks to a higher red-line at 15,100rpm for the water-cooled 1.0-litre four-cylinder engine with a titanium exhaust system.

The engine also features BMW ShiftCam technology to help optimise valve-timing in order to extract as much performance as possible.

Other extensive technical optimisations include new two-ring forged pistons from Mahle, adapted combustion chambers, increased compression to 13.5, longer and lighter titanium connecting rods from Pankl, slimmer and lighter rocker arms, fully machined intake ports with new duct geometry as well as optimisations on the camshafts and intake area.

Other additionals include carbon M winglets for downforce, high windscreen, traction control, redesigned chassis for track use, optimised wheel load distribution and extended adjustability of the swing-arm pivot point.

The chassis of the new M RR is based on the RR with the bridge frame made of aluminium at its centrepiece which gets suspended by an optimised front upside-down fork as well as a revised central spring strut with blue spring and Full Floater Pro kinematics.

Stopping power comes from the blue anodised coating of the M braking system that has been included for the first time at BMW Motorrad as well as M carbon wheels as standard.

Staring at the rider is a 6.5-inch TFT display with OBD interface for its instrument cluster and as an added option, an activation code can be had for the M GPS data logger and M GPS lap-trigger.

The instrument cluster has the same basic design as the standard RR and has an M start animation.

The new M RR shows off its racing heritage with the light white solid paint with the M Sport colour scheme (light blue, dark blue and red).

Further features of the M RR are the engine covers in granite grey and the fuel-filler cap in black.

The passenger package (tail-hump cover) and M competition package is also available as an added option.

The M Competition Package includes items such as the M milled parts package, the M carbon package, silver 220g-lighter swing-arm as well as the friction-optimised, maintenance-free and DLC-coated M Endurance chain.

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