Why the new M 1000 RR is the ultimate superbike

Posted 25th September 2020


BMW M and BMW Motorrad first collaborated in 2018 with the optional M Sport S 1000 RR model, but now for the first time in history, there is a BMW M motorcycle; the new M 1000 RR.

The M 1000 RR is based on the S 1000 RR, but almost every aspect of the bike has been finely tuned and optimised to make it the ultimate superbike for both road and track use.

Powering the new M 1000 RR is a water-cooled four-cylinder in-line engine from the S 1000 RR with BMW ShiftCam technology. The engines internals have been modified and include new 2-ring forged pistons from Mahle, adapted combustion chambers, altered cam profiles, increased compression ratio and titanium connecting rods. The result is a staggering 215hp and a new redline of 15,100 rpm. The peak torque of 113nm is available at 11,000 rpm.

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Optimising aerodynamics has been key to the success of many BMW Motorsport cars, and now this knowledge and research has been adapted for use at BMW Motorrad. The front carbon fibre M winglets generate 16.3kg of downforce at race speeds, and these joined with the high windscreen, push the bike into the ground allowing faster cornering speeds.

The overall chassis has been tweaked to further enhance the bike’s on-track capability. The M 1000 RR features modified geometry, optimised wheel load distribution and increased swing arm pivot point adjustability.

Carbon fibre wheels were first available as an option on the S 1000 RR, but as the M 1000 RR is focused on track performance with lightness being key, these are fitted as standard.

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BMW Motorrad’s large TFT screen is widely regarded as industry leading, and for the M 1000 RR there are a number of new features designed with the track in mind. The M GPS lap trigger and M GPS data logger allows rapid recording of lap times and vital riding data.

Other specification highlights include Shift Assistant Pro ‘quickshifter’ for shifting gears without a clutch. Launch Control for perfect race starts and Pit-Lane-Limiter for precise speeds when in the pit lane. There is also Hill Start Control Pro assist when starting on an incline.

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For those wanting an even more track focused riding machine, there is the optional M Competition package. The M Competition upgrade includes a M milled parts package, a M carbon bodywork package, as well as a 220g lighter swing arm. To complete the package there’s a friction-optimised, maintenance-free and DLC-coated M Endurance chain.

Whether you’re a privateer looking for your next race or track day bike, a WSB team boss looking ahead to the 2021 season or you simply want to experience the ultimate RR out on the open road, the new M 1000 RR is undoubtedly the ultimate superbike.

Priced from £30,935, the M 1000 RR is available to order now. We will have a very limited allocation of this bike so recommend contacting us at your earliest convenience.

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For more information, please contact Dick Lovett Motorrad Bristol:

Dick Lovett Motorrad Bristol - 01173 210 431

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