BMW Motorrad has unveiled its 2023 M 1000 RR globally along with its sibling M 1000 R. Heavy use of carbon fiber and numerous electronic add-ons are part of the package on the M 1000 RR and R compared to the standard S model. Powered by a 999cc inline four-cylinder water-cooled engine that produces 212bhp in the RR and 207bhp at 13,750 rpm in the 1000 R and thus 45 hp more than the S 1000 R. : 114 Nm at 9,250 rpm).
Both roadster motorbikes are edged with electronic aids and riding modes ‘Rain’, ‘Road’, ‘Dynamic’, ‘Race’ and ‘Race Pro 1-3’ as well as the latest generation of Dynamic Traction. 6-axis sensor box, throttle and engine braking modes, pit lane damper, launch control, hill hold control and lean sensitive electronics like brake slide assist, control with shift assistant pro and wheel function, clutch used for quick gear changes without upshifting or downshifting and finally cruise control.
On the mechanical front, the bike is equipped with M specific components like M endurance chain and M brakes on aluminum forged M carbon wheels with M tapping and lettering, M handbrake and clutch lever. And if the buyer still demands more, there is the M Competition Package which comes with parts such as M rider footrest, M rear wheel cover and chain guard, front wheel cover, tank cover, air box cover, wind deflector. , sprocket cover and a M Plain Seat Cover.
Aerodynamics are taken care of by winglets in the front side panel areas and a wind deflector above the instrument cluster that generates about 11 kg of downforce at 220 km/h, which is 45 mm. Black is the opposite fork. There is also Dynamic Damping Control with adjustable steering dampers. In the M 1000 RR, the downforce generated by the full fairing and integrated M brake duct as well as the new M aero wheel covers allow this supersport bike to touch a top speed of 314 kmph.
BMW has worked hard to reduce the weight of both these bikes by using carbon fiber in the fairing and lightweight composite and has managed to lighten them by 9 kg. These cutter-track-bred roadsters are perfect for those of us who want that adrenaline rush, the thrill of blasting past corners and enjoying the prowess of these superbikes.