BMW Motorrad already presented the successful strategy M for motorcycles at the end of 2018 and has since offered optional M equipment and M high-performance parts. Now comes the world premiere of new BMW M 1000 RR, the first M model of the motorcycle division of the German group based on the S 1000 RR.
In this way, BMW Motorrad follows the philosophy of the letter “M”, which in the Bavarian brand world represents success in motorsport and the fascination for high-performance models.
The new M RR uses a water-cooled inline four-cylinder engine based on that of the RR, with BMW ShiftCam technology for the variation of valve timing and valve stroke in the intake, which has been integrally modified towards the requirements of a sports racing engine.
It reaches its maximum power of 156 kW (212 HP) to 14.500 rpm. The maximum torque of 113 Nm delivered at 11.000 rpm. In addition to the higher maximum rotation speed, which now reaches 15.100 rpm, the M RR engine has extensive technical optimizations such as new forged pistons with two piston rings. Mahle, adapted combustion chambers, compression increased to 13,5 to 1, longer and lighter titanium connecting rods Pankl, thinner and lighter rocker arms, fully machined intake ports with new geometries, as well as optimizations in the camshafts and intake area. The lightweight exhaust system is made of titanium.
The new M RR engine is even more powerful than the RR drivetrain in the 6.000rpm to 15.100rpm range, a power band that is particularly relevant to track driving dynamics, but without losing its qualities as a fascinating source of power. power for sporty driving on curvy roads.
La aerodynamics It has been a decisive area in the technical specifications for the development of the M RR. In addition to a top speed that is as high as possible and absolutely necessary to win races, the technical specifications of the M RR had another objective: to establish the best possible contact of the wheels with the road, especially during acceleration.
The M spoilers in the fairing, which were developed during intensive BMW Group wind tunnel and circuit tests and are made of transparent carbon, generate downforce and thus additional loads on the wheels depending on speed. The effect of the ailerons is also noticeable when cornering and when braking: the downforce allows for later braking and ensures greater cornering stability.
The chassis of the new M RR is based on that of the RR, with the aluminum beams as the centerpiece. It has an optimized inverted fork, as well as a revised center shock mount, with blue spring and Full Floater Pro kinematics. The main objective of the chassis design was to achieve the best possible lap times. In this way, the M RR chassis is designed without compromise for the circuits, but it also convinces with its qualities on curvy roads.
Particular attention was paid to optimizing handling, braking control and anti-squat, as well as the best possible driver sensitivity to the front and rear wheels.
The new M RR is the first BMW motorcycle to has M brakes, as in the M cars from BMW M GmbH. They have been developed directly from the experience of racing brakes on BMW Motorrad racing motorcycles in the World Superbikes and provide maximum control and resistance to fading. Externally, the M brake calipers have a blue anodized coating in combination with the M logo. carbon rims M of the new M RR are another high-tech component for maximum performance on the track and on the road.
The instrument cluster of the new M RR has the same basic design as that of the RR and features a start-up animation. M. As part of the optional equipment, you can use a activation code (from Competition Package M) to provide a complete Data acquisition complete with the use of portable M GPS transponder and M GPS data logger (Genuine BMW Motorrad Accessories) via the OBD interface from the instrument panel.
The new M RR emphasizes its racing genes with solid light white paintwork and color M Sport in the basic shades of light blue, dark blue and red. Other features of the M RR are the granite gray engine covers and the black painted fuel filler cap.