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BMW Motorrad debuts M 1000 RR - first factory M bike

Taking cue from the M car line-up, BMW Motorrad is now offering the M 1000 RR - the first M two-wheeler, based on the S 1000 RR.

The bike is powered by a water-cooled, in-line four-cylinder engine developing 210 BHP @ 14,500 rpm and 113 Nm @ 11,000 rpm. It gets a modified BMW ShiftCam technology for varying valve timing and valve lift. The kerb weight of the bike is claimed to be 192 kg. Other changes compared to the regular engine include new 2-ring forged pistons from Mahle, adapted combustion chambers, increased compression of 13.5, longer and lighter titanium connecting rods from Pankl, slimmer and lighter rocker arms, fully machined intake ports with new duct geometry as well as optimisations of camshafts and the intake area. The bike also gets a lightweight Titanium exhaust system.

Aerodynamic changes include M winglets. These were developed during track testing and in BMW's wind tunnels. They are made of clear-coat carbon, and provide downforce according to the speed. This additional wheel load on the front wheel is claimed to counteract wheelie inclination and improve the braking performance of the bike.

Additionally, BMW Motorrad is also offering an M competition package consisting of M GPS laptrigger software, M milled parts package, M carbon package as well as a silver 220 g lighter swinging arm, maintenance-free DLC-coated M Endurance chain and a passenger package including tail-hump cover. 

 
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