BMW has launched the track-focused version of the BMW S 1000 RR in India. The new BMW M 1000 RR is priced at Rs 49 lakh, while the M 1000 RR Competition variant costs Rs 55 lakh. Both prices are ex-showroom. As mentioned, the new M model is based on the standard S 1000 RR but gets extra features and lightweight components. According to BMW, it is a dedicated track model, thanks to modifications to the aerodynamics, as well as the inclusion of lightweight carbon-fibre components. In our market, the motorcycle will come via the CBU route. Starting today, interested clients can place orders for the bike at all authorized dealerships. Beginning in November of this year, deliveries of the brand-new, track-focused version will start in our market.
BMW M 1000 RR: Powertrain
The 999cc in-line four-cylinder engine of the M 1000 RR generates 113Nm of peak torque at 11,000rpm and 209bhp of maximum power at 14,500rpm. The BMW ShiftCam technology, CNC-machined intake ports, and 2-ring forged pistons are the reason for the improved power. In addition, the engine features lighter rocker arms, titanium connecting rods, and modified combustion chambers. Due to the use of titanium, the exhaust system is lighter. The motorcycle's peak speed, according to BMW, is 314km/h, up from 306km/h on the S 1000 RR.
BMW M 1000 RR: Hardware and Features
The swingarm pivot point has greater flexibility, and the aluminium chassis has been modified for track usage. Top-of-the-line 43mm USDs and a monoshock, both fully adjustable, make up the suspension system. 320mm dual discs with 4-piston callipers and a single disc with a 2-piston calliper are used for braking. The M model has more features than the S 1000 RR, including selectable riding modes, adjustable engine braking levels, and a 6-axis IMU with the most recent traction and wheelie control, in addition to cornering ABS. Furthermore, clutchless gear changes, hill-start assistance, launch control, and an OBD interface for GPS-tracked data logging and lap timing are included.
BMW M 1000 RR: Design
Speaking of the design, the rear of the brand-new BMW M 1000 RR has been modified. It has an ergonomic M Endurance seat and a short number plate holder. The fairing, which is comprised of exposed, visible carbon fibre, raises airflow around the rider and improves speed. Further, the winglets on the new motorcycle have been revised to deliver greater aerodynamic downforce, boosting stability and diminishing wheelie tendency. Aside from this, the bike's windscreen is extended above that of the base model. M brakes, which were created from racing brakes used at the World Superbike Championship, are featured on the M 1000 RR. The M logo and a blue anodized coating are present on the brake callipers. The number plate holder with light units may now be removed more quickly and easily thanks to modifications made to the rear electrical harness.
The M 1000 RR Competition, comes with a passenger package with a tail-hump cover, a M Endurance chain, a 220gm lighter swing arm, and an M Carbon package. The front mudguard incorporates brake ducts, which according to BMW, improve airflow and brake performance by cooling the brakes. As an alternative, forged wheels are offered.
BMW M 1000 RR: Feature List
In terms of features, the all-new motorcycle has a 6.5-inch TFT display in the instrument cluster that features a distinctive M-start animation. Additionally, it has an OBD interface for the M GPS data logger and M GPS lap trigger (both included in the M Competition package), which can be activated using a code. A USB charging port at the back, a lightweight M battery, built-in LED light units, and heated grips are additional features. With a 6-axle sensor box, BMW delivers the most recent version of dynamic traction control (DTC) with the DTC wheelie function. Additionally, the bike gets different racing modes, including Rain, Road, Dynamic, Race, and three Race Pro modes with customizable characteristic throttle curves for adequate responsiveness and engine brake with threefold adjustable engine drag torque.
BMW M 1000 RR: Price & Rivals
The new BMW M 1000 RR costs Rs 49 lakh, whereas the M 1000 RR Competition retails at Rs 55 lakh. Both prices are ex-showroom. The only competitor to the BMW M 1000 RR in the Indian market is the Ducati Panigale V4R, which sells for Rs 70 lakh (ex-showroom) at the moment.