The new BMW M 1000 RR

“We have achieved a technical masterpiece in the aerodynamic development of the M RR thanks to our unwavering ambition, total passion and technical finesse. Thanks to countless hours in the wind tunnel and in road tests, we were able to significantly increase the top speed with unchanged engine power and at the same time significantly more downforce, also when cornering banking. Our development work will be rewarded with racing success.” Christian Gonschor, Project Management M 1000 RR

Built for racing: the new M 1000 RR

and M1000RR M Competition.

With the further development of the BMW M 1000 RR, M RR for short, BMW Motorrad is setting a new milestone in the field of superbikes that are homologated for racing. The new M RR is powered by the well-known water-cooled inline 4-cylinder engine designed for racing purposes, especially the Superbike World Championship. As before, peak power is 156 kW (212 hp) at 14,500 rpm. The chassis of the new M RR also relies on the aluminum bridge frame as its centerpiece, complemented by an inverted fork and central strut with Full Floater Pro kinematics. The new M 1000 RR is available in two versions: as the M RR basic variant in the base coat Lighwhite non-metallic and as the M RR M Competition in the base coat Blackstorm metallic.

Massively higher top speed with significantly more downforce thanks to new fairing, new M Winglets, new front wheel cover with integrated M brake channels and new M Aero wheel covers.

The increased potential of the new M RR is mainly due to the enormous advances in aerodynamics. In particular, a newly designed fairing made of exposed carbon fiber with a higher windscreen significantly increases top speed combined with optimized airflow around the rider. For the first time, this fairing also comes with a particularly light yet highly rigid carbon fiber front fairing support. The top speed of the new M RR has increased from 306 to 314 km/h over the previous model. In addition, the M RR riders benefit from noticeable physical relief.

In the course of this aerodynamic development, the M Winglets were also completely revised. They now generate significantly more aerodynamic downforce – both in an upright riding position and when banking. The rider gains even more confidence with the front wheel, allowing them to achieve even greater lean angles or higher cornering speeds at the same lean angle and benefit from a reduced tendency to wheelie. At the same time, the rider benefits from a vastly increased top speed.

Another central point in optimizing the entire aerodynamics was the area of ​​the front wheel. For the first time in BMW Motorrad history, brake cooling air ducts made of visible carbon fiber are used here – also known as brake ducts for short. They are integrated into the new front mudguard, which is optimized for better airflow around the fork legs and brake calipers. The M Aero hubcaps, which are also made of exposed carbon fiber, further reduce aerodynamic drag – especially at speeds above 250 km/h. The M Aero hubcaps are reserved for the M RR M Competition.

M Carbon wheels with new surface and M Design Tapes. Forged wheels optionally available ex works.

In the new M RR, the M Carbon wheels stand out with their new clear coat. New M-design tires on the rims underline the high-quality technical character and racing claim of the new M RR. As an alternative to the M Carbon wheels, the new M RR can now also be ordered ex works with forged wheels.

Redesigned rear end, ergonomic M Endurance seat, short license plate holder and modified wiring harness.

A redesigned rear makes the current M RR look even lighter, sportier and more dynamic. Also new are the short license plate holder and the ergonomically designed M Endurance saddle. Thanks to a modified wiring harness with LWS connector, the now shorter license plate holder with lighting units can be disassembled even faster and easier.

The highlights of the new BMW M RR and M RR M Competition.

• M RR 4-cylinder developed for racing purposes.

• Power 156 kW (212 hp) at 14,500 rpm. • Maximum torque 113 Nm at 11,000 rpm.

• 2-ring forged pistons

• Fully CNC machined intake ports and BMW ShiftCam technology to vary valve timing and lift.

• Titanium valves, optimized camshafts and narrow and light cam followers.

• Very light, compact base engine with longer and 85 g lighter Pankl titanium connecting rods for less friction and weight compared to the S 1000 RR.

• Anti-hop clutch without self-amplification, optimized for race starts.

• Optimized intake system with shorter intake funnels compared to the S 1000 RR for optimized load exchange at high engine speeds.

• Lightweight exhaust system with titanium manifold, front muffler and rear muffler.

• NEW: Dramatically optimized aerodynamics with more downforce, even at oblique angles, while simultaneously increasing top speed from 306 to 314 km/h.

• NEW: New exposed carbon fiber fairing with new fairing front carrier made of carbon fiber and new exposed carbon fiber M Winglets.

• NEW: New exposed carbon fiber front fender with integrated brake channels.

• NEW: M Aero visible carbon fiber wheel covers.

• NEW: M Carbon wheels with new surface and M Design Tapes.

• NEW: Forged wheels optionally available ex works.

• NEW: Newly designed rear section.

• NEW: Ergonomic M Endurance seat.

• NEW: Short license plate holder.

• NEW: Modified wiring harness with LWS connector for even easier removal of the license plate holder with lighting units.

• “Rain”, “Road”, “Dynamic”, “Race” and “Race Pro1-3” driving modes as well as the latest generation Dynamic Traction Control DTC and DTC wheelie function with 6-axis sensor box.

• Two adjustable throttle characteristics now available for optimum response. “Motor brake” with triple adjustable motor resistance torque in “Race Pro” mode.

• Shift Assistant Pro for quick up and down shifts without using the clutch. The circuit diagram can easily be reversed for use on the track.

• Launch Control for a perfect start to the race and Pit Lane Limiter to maintain the specified speed in the pit lane.

• Hill Start Control Pro for comfortable starting on slopes.

• M Brakes: Maximum braking performance on the track.

• Instrument panel with large, easy-to-read 6.5-inch TFT display, M logo startup animation and OBD interface for M GPS Datalogger and M GPS Laptrigger.

• Lightweight M battery, rear USB charging port, powerful LED lighting, electronic cruise control and heated grips.

• M Competition package with M GPS lap trigger and activation code, M machined parts package, M Carbon package, natural anodised swingarm 220 g lighter than the base variant or that of the S 1000 RR, DLC coated M Endurance chain and duo package including hump cover.

• Wide range of optional accessories and special equipment ex works.

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