Racing Like No Other: The new BMW M 1000 RR launched in India

Racing Like No Other: The new BMW M 1000 RR launched in India

he new BMW M 1000 RR was launched in India today. Available as completely built-up units (CBU), this motorcycle can be pre-ordered at all BMW Motorrad India authorised dealerships from today onwards. The deliveries for the same will begin in November 2023.

Mr. Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said, “With the new BMW M 1000 RR, BMW Motorrad has set a new milestone in the field of superbikes. It is a motorcycle built for those who are driven by passion and ready to take on challenges. Sporting the look of a winner, coupled with uncompromising acceleration and pure performance, the new BMW M 1000 RR stands for absolute performance and exclusivity down to the last detail. Just the typical M.”

The motorcycle is available in two variants at an ex-showroom price* as follows –

The new BMW M 1000 RR                       -  INR 49,00,000

The new BMW M 1000 RR Competition   -  INR 55,00,000

The design of the new BMW M 1000 RR has one clear specification: victory. It features a lightweight, intricately crafted fairing in visible carbon fibre with M Design tapes. The chassis relies on the aluminium bridge frame as its centrepiece, supplemented by an upside-down fork and central suspension strut with Full Floater Pro kinematics. A colossal advancement in the aerodynamics area has resulted in the increased potential of the new M RR. Another positive effect of the new fairing is the now integrated protection of the M engine covers. Improved accessibility to the cable connections on the front indicator lights also ensures even faster dismantling to make the M RR "ready for track use" and thus for the racetrack. The M Winglets on the front fairing of the new M RR now produce significantly more aerodynamic downforce - both when riding upright and when leaning in corners. The M Carbon wheels stand out thanks to a new clear lacquer coat that brings out the high-quality, deep black shimmering carbon fibre structure even more intensively. Alternatively, the new M RR can also be ordered with forged wheels ex works. The brake ducts are integrated into the new front mudguards, which have been optimised for improved airflow around the fork legs and brake callipers.

The new M RR is powered by the water-cooled inline 4-cylinder engine with a capacity of 999 cc, designed for racing purposes. It generates a peak output of 212 hp (156 kW) at 14,500 rpm and the maximum torque of 113 Nm is reached at 11,000 rpm. The new M RR sprints from 0-100 Km in 3.1 seconds and can achieve maximum speed of 314 km/h.

Highlights of the engine include lightweight 2-ring forged pistons with optimised piston rings, narrow and lightweight cam followers, fully CNC-machined intake ports and BMW ShiftCam technology for varying valve timing and valve lift. Other indispensable components for a racing engine are titanium valves, optimised camshafts and longer titanium connecting rods from Pankl, each 85 g lighter than on the S 1000 RR engine, for reduced friction power and lower weight. The intake system features shorter intake funnels for optimised charge exchange at high engine speeds.

The new BMW M 1000 RR is equipped with an instrument cluster with large, perfectly readable 6.5-inch TFT display, start-up animation with M logo and OBD interface for M GPS Datalogger and M GPS Laptrigger. Lightweight M battery, rear USB charging socket, powerful LED light units, electronic cruise control and heated grips are also available.