When we talk about race-oriented sports bike made by BMW, the first thing that comes to mind is the S 1000 RR. Today, BMW Motorrad is introducing the first M – series, and a new sports bike to enter the market; The BMW M 1000 RR, which serves as the high-performance version of the S 1000 RR.
Powering the BMW M 1000 RR is an inline-4, 999 cc engine that produces 212 hp at 14,500 rpm, and 113 Nm of torque at 11,000 rpm. One of the reasons behind the power increase is BMW’s ShiftCam technology that has dual valve timing and valve lift. As a result, 0-100 kph happens in just 3.1 seconds.
The bike has 7 riding modes, the Race Pro 1-3, Race, Dynamic, Road, and Rain. Quick shifter also comes as standard. It also comes with Launch Control and pit-lane limiter, though these are track-focused features. Out in the open road, it has Dynamic Traction Control, Wheelie and Slide Control, Hill-start control, and Shift assist pro. Some additional features are its LED Headlight, Rear light, and Signal lights; Heated grips, and cruise control. It’s just what BMW’s known for, giving out tons of features in their bikes.
To put more power in the ground, the M 1000 RR gets winglets and a taller windscreen, and when the bike hits its claimed top speed of 299 kph, the downforce tops out at nearly 30 pounds, providing better stability, and even better braking even on street legal speeds. To add with the stability at its claimed top speed, its rake is also extended and its wheelbase is lengthened.
In terms of safety, BMW worked with Nissin to improve and produce lighter calipers and re-routed the front calipers to reduce drag. ABS comes as standard, but the brakes have two pad compounds, one for track, and one for street. In terms of suspension, the fork and shocks get a simplified 10 positions to choose from.
Its TFT display comes with tons of information which comes in handy on track and on road. It shows lap times, lap distance, top and average speed during a certain lap, current lean angle, maximum lean angle, gear shifts per lap, best lap, the basic details such as odometer, range, fuel gauge and etc. You can clearly tell that it’s really meant for the race track.
The new BMW M 1000 RR is now available for pre-order at all BMW Motorrad dealerships nationwide with a price tag of P2,995,000. Only 14 units will be initially sold, so if you want one, you better head to the nearest dealer now.