To mark the 50th anniversary of BMW M GmbH, founded in 1972 as BMW Motorsport GmbH. BMW Motorrad presents the M 1000 RR 50th M anniversary model in Sao Paulo Yellow finish and the historic 50 Years BMW M emblem.
This anniversary model lives up to the M philosophy with its striking M colours. And the racing spirit from almost 100 years of motorcycle construction by BMW Motorrad and 50 years of BMW M vehicles.
THEREFORE, the M RR 50 Years M is fitted with the M Competition Package as standard. In addition to the extensive M milled parts package and the exclusive M carbon package. The unlock code for the M GPS lap trigger is a lighter swingarm in silver anodised aluminium. And the M Endurance chain, pillion package and pillion seat cover are part of the standard equipment.
M – the most powerful letter in the world.
At the end of 2018, BMW Motorrad introduced the successful BMW M automobile range strategy for motorcycles. And has since offered M special equipment and M Performance.
Parts. The BMW M 1000 RR – is known as the M RR for short. Finally celebrated its world premiere in September 2020 as the first M model from BMW Motorrad based on the S 1000 RR.
Today, as in the past, BMW Motorrad follows the philosophy of the most potent letter. M is synonymous worldwide with racing success and the fascination with high-performance BMW models. And is aimed at customers with exceptionally high demands for performance exclusivity and individuality.
Last but not least, the BMW M RR has also been the base bike for the BMW Motorrad World SBK Team since 202. And many other racing teams around the world.
BMW Motorsport GmbH and BMW M GmbH (since 1993).
The BMW Motorsport GmbH was founded in 1972 to unite all BMW motorsport activities under one roof and build up high-performance racing vehicles and racing engines for motor racing.
The BMW 3.0 CSL (CSL = Coupe Sport Light Construction). ade its debut as the first racing car of BMW Motorsport GmbH in 1973. And on the occasion of the foundation of BMW Motorsport GmbH.
Robert A. Lutz. A member of the Board of Management of BMW AG for Sales in 1972, stated at the time. “A company is like a human being. If it does sports, it stays fit, enthusiastic, more effective and powerful.”
The BMW 3.0 CSL made its debut in the European Touring Car Championship in the 1973 season. A racing team’s uniform appearance in the three BMW Motorsport colours of blue. Violet and red on a snow-white background are still defined today.
This colour scheme in the updated version is Blue – Dark Blue – Red. Determines the appearance of the BMW M logo and the BMW M vehicles until today.
The legendary colour scheme can already be found on the first BMW M vehicles. Developed for the road in the second half of the 1970s and characterises. The racing vehicles to come and their motorsport successes.
For example, in 1978, the M1 super sports car and from 1980 onwards. The Formula 1 racing cars with which Nelson Piquet won the Formula 1 World Championship in 1983.
From the Isle of Man to Dakar – BMW Motorrad and motorsport.
But it is not only since 1972, and not only in BMW automobiles. That the BMW brand has been driven to win. Outstanding racing successes and innovations also stem from motorsport.
In the first decades of the company’s history, BMW and motorsport were linked with unforgotten names such as Ernst Jakob Henne and Georg “Schorsch” Meier. The legendary victory of “Schorsch” Meier with his supercharged BMW in the 1939 Senior Tourist Trophy on the Isle of Man is unforgotten.
And in 1976, exactly 37 years later, Helmut Dähne and Hans Otto Butenuth celebrated fifth place in the Production TT. In this class, up to 1000 cc, they set the fastest time with their BMW R 90 S, but due to a handicap rule that applies there. They were listed in fifth place in the classification behind two 250cc and two 500cc machines. Nevertheless, given the fastest time, this fifth place was celebrated as a victory.
Seventy-five years after “Schorsch” Meier’s success in the Senior TT. Michael Dunlop succeeded in 2014 on the BMW S 1000 RR. And in the years that followed. The RR left its unmistakable mark on the Tourist Trophy with further victories.
But the BMW M colours are also represented on BMW motorcycles off the beaten track. For example, on the BMW GS factory bikes with which Hubert Auriol. And Gaston Rahier dominated the Paris-Dakar Rally in the early 1980s.
Like no other BMW motorcycle, the M RR 50 Years M model carries this historic motorsport DNA. This exceptional motorcycle can only be ordered between 21 May and 30 November 2022.
via BMW Motorrad