There’s a new BMW M in town, and it’s not what you think. BMW Motorrad has launched the M 1000 RR in India, for a starting price of Rs 42 lakh (ex-showroom). The M 1000 RR Competition, which is slightly more hardcore than the standard version, retails at Rs 45 lakh (ex-showroom). FYI, the M 1000 RR is the first BMW motorcycle to get the fabled ‘M’ treatment in India. The headline figures? 0-100 km/hr in 3.1 seconds, and a top speed of 306 km/hr. The M 1000 RR tips the scale at 192 kilograms.
As one would expect, the M 1000 RR gets a number of upgrades like a slightly taller windscreen, high-performance M brakes, carbon M winglets and a sharper M Sport paint job. The Competition variant goes a step further with features like M GPS-lap trigger, Carbon Pack, M Billet Pack, Passenger Kit and pillion seat cover. Furthermore, the M 1000 RR makes its way to India via the CBU (completely built-up units), and bookings stand open as of today.
The M 1000 RR is powered by a 999cc, inline four-cylinder motor which churns out 209-bhp @ 14,500rpm and 113-Nm of torque @ 11,000rpm. Additionally, this engine features BMW’s ShiftCam Technology along with upgrades to the engine components, increased compression and a lightweight titanium exhaust system. Besides all that, the BMW M 1000 RR gets a three-year/unlimited kilometres warranty. If you’re looking for the full-blown ‘M’ experience, albeit minus two wheels, the M 1000 RR is your best bet.