Now you can buy the safety motorcycle of MotoGP 2021 because BMW Motorrad India has launched the M 1000 RR alongside the Competition variant, just in time before the start of this year’s MotoGP.
BMW Motorrad teased the M 1000 RR a few days ago. And this time around, the Bavarian motorcycle maker has launched the motorcycle alongside its full-blown Competition variant. The price for the BMW M 1000 RR is set at Rs 42 lakh while the BMW M 1000 RR Competition will cost Rs 45 lakh. All prices mentioned are ex-showroom.
The BMW M 1000 RR is the highest-spec S 1000 RR motorcycle that gets BMW’s ‘M’ grade engine parts and components over the standard motorcycle - hence the name BMW M 1000 RR. The M 1000 RR, on the other hand, is kitted out with M Competition parts such as brake Lever, clutch lever, brake lever guard, rider footrest, engine protector, and Carbon panels. The swingarm of the M 1000 RR Competition gets an anodised aluminium swingarm that is 220g lighter and an ‘M’ rated chain-sprocket kit.
The engine on offer is the same 999cc in-line four-cylinder unit as the standard S 1000 RR, but runs on a higher compression ratio of 13.5:1, as opposed to 13.3:1. The power figures are marked at 209bhp at 13,000rpm and 113Nm of torque at 11,000rpm. The power is sent to the rear wheel via a six-speed gearbox and the M 1000 RR gets a tweaked final-drive to offer a close-ratio drivetrain. The M 1000 RR boasts a top speed of 304km/h (higher by 6km/h over the standard model) and a 0-100km/h timing of 3.1 seconds (claimed).
The motorcycle also gets a sharper steering angle for improved agility. The M 1000 RR gets a lighter M Carbon set of wheels shod with a larger tyre over the standard model. With lighter components the M 1000 RR tips the scale at 191kg - 4kg lesser than the standard model.