Along with the M3 Sedan and M4 Coupé, another M product BMW revealed was this M 1000 RR — the first-ever M model from the Motorrad division. It is of course, based on the 2019 S 1000 RR that we saw in November 2018. While the S 1000 RR already offered an M Package, the M 1000 RR boasts a host of changes to be worthy of an M prefix.
To begin with, there’s a generous application of clear-coated carbon fibre parts throughout the body, including the M winglets at the front. Additional weight savings come from M carbon wheels, lightweight M battery, and a lightweight titanium exhaust system that is over 3.6 kg (8 lbs) lighter than the regular one.
Also, the new M RR is the first Motorrad motorcycle to get M brakes that borrows learnings from the Superbike World Championship. The calipers have a blue anodized coating in addition to the M logo.
For those who are still not satisfied with the M RR in standard trim, there’s the M competition package that includes M milled parts package, M carbon package as well as a 220 g lighter silver swingarm.
The chassis and the suspension have also been tweaked for track use, especially to achieve the best possible lap times, according to BMW. As for the engine, its ShiftCam technology has been tweaked to achieve a peak output of 212 hp (156 kW) at 14,500 rpm, while the torque of 113 Nm (83 lb-ft) at 11,000 rpm remains the same. However, the engine revs up to 15,100 rpm.
Other modifications to the powertrain include new 2-ring forged pistons (12 g lighter) from Mahle; compression increased to 13.5; longer and lighter titanium connecting rods (85 g lighter) from Pankl; slimmer and lighter rocker arms; fully machined intake ports with new duct geometry as well as optimizations on camshafts and intake area. More info here.