The M version comes with several performance-enhancing features, giving it a sportier look and feel than the standard S 1000 RR.
We are sure that many of you have either used or heard about the BMW M 1000 RR, a track-oriented motorcycle from one of the most influential motorcycle brands in the world.
It is known to be the fastest 1000 cc bike built by BMW, and for several years now, it has been winning many hearts and competitions.
Extra than ‘ S ‘
The M 1000 RR gets extra power, revised suspension, high-end brakes, new LCD instruments. And other add-ons, making riding the bike an altogether better experience.
A motorcycle commands a price premium that is usually built on its exclusivity and brand equity.
- Type:Water/oil-cooled 4-cylinder with 4-stroke in-line engine, four titanium valves per cylinder and BMW ShiftCam
- Capacity : 999 cc
- Rated output : 205 hp at 13,000 rpm
- Max. torque:83 lbs-ft at 11,000 rpm
- Compression ratio: 13.5 : 1
- Mixture control:Electronic injection, variable intake pibe
- Emission control :Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converters, EU-5 norm
- Maximum speed:189 mph (304 kmh)
- Fuel type :Unleaded super(premium), octane number 95 – 98 (RON)(knock control; rated output at 98 RON)
- Alternator:450 Watt
- M Lightweight Battery :12 V / 5 Ah, Lithium-ion
So, the BMW M 1000 RR included, it isn’t a surprise why motorcycles with big engines cost more than others.
However, how much of that additional outlay goes into paying off some aspects of the engine.And what does it command in terms of performance?
The answers to these questions form the crux of this article, where we talk about the performance. Dynamics and technology behind the BMW M 1000 RR.
The ‘ M ‘
Many aspects make the BMW M 1000 RR quite exotic and unique. It’s the first bike to come out of BMW’s M division which is highly revered for its performance cars.
And this is a unique homologation offering which means BMW competes in the WSBK racing series with the same bike.
Now, this isn’t just another sports bike offering at par with other offerings in the market.
It’s quite different and has some unique features, performance capabilities and technology integration that makes it stand out from others.
And as the bike competed with the WSBK racing series.Any motorcycle enthusiast will have to shell out Rs 42 lakh for the Standard variant and Rs 45 lakh for. The Competition variant (both prices are ex-showroom).
Just like its name implies, it is an upgrade of the S 1000 RR, but it is not an experiment. Their developers did their homework well and made sure that this model was meant for those who wanted nothing but the best.
So what makes the ‘ M ‘ unique?
The 999cc, inline four-cylinder engine that calibrates to 212bhp at 14,500rpm and 112.4Nm of torque at 11,000rpm.
Further, it has wings to increase the downforce. The M comes studded with M braking and lots of carbon fibre that sheds 4 kgs from the overall kerb weight than S 1000 R.
No doubt, BMW M 1000 RR is a helluva bike and anyone who rides it will be quite happy with its performance.
But the Indian market has so far been waiting for someone to come up with a machine. That can rival its superbike pedigree while also adhering to some kind of homologation, which it hasn’t so far.
But wait! Another option could be just around the corner because of the Kawasaki Ninja H2R. However, it costs close to Rs 80 Lakhs and is track legal.