This week is undoubtedly a delight for all motorcycle enthusiasts. Firstly, the unveiling of the brand-new motorcycles named - Speed 400 and Scrambler 400X, built in collaboration with Bajaj and Triumph. And while everyone was busy talking about Triumph's 400cc bikes, BMW launched M1000 RR in India at Rs 49 lakhs. It's BMWs' most expensive and powerful bike in India. If this isn't enough, then there is a version that comes up M Competition Package which is 6 lakhs more expensive than the M1000 RR, costing it around 55 lakhs. The BMW M1000 RR is the first production bike from the marque homologated with the coveted M designation.
What s really makes this bike special and desirable is its engine. BMW M1000 RR gets a liquid-cooled, 999cc, inline-four-cylinder engine designed to meet FIM WSKB specifications. The engine produces 212 hp of peak power at 14,500 rpm and 113Nm of torque at 11,000 rpm. The engine comes mated with a 6-speed gearbox that gets a bi-directional quickshifter and a slip-and-assist clutch. The BMW M1000 R goes 0-100kmph in 3.1 seconds and can achieve a top speed of 314km/hr. The bike gets five riding modes - Rain, Road, Dynamic, Race, and Race Pro 1, 2, and 3. There is an additional throttle character, which enables adjustability in engine drag in Race Pro mode.
BMW M1000 RR comes with a host of tech features, which includes a large 6.5-inch TFT display. The bike gets all the safety aids, including switchable ABS, traction control, slide control, launch control, wheelie control, steering stabiliser, cruise control, drop sensor, hill start and much more. The expensive M Competition version gets the BMW endurance chain, GPS lap trigger, carbon rear fender, aero wheel cover, air box cover, billet pack, and more.
BMW M1000 RR gets a large air intake at the front and huge winglets on each side. The design language might seem similar to S 1000 RR, but the M version differentiates itself from the S version in terms of carbon fibre bodywork, carbon wheels, and signature M-theme paint scheme.
In terms of hardware, BMW M 1000RR comes with 17-inch carbon wheels. It gets USD forks at the front and mono-shock at the rear with rebound, compression, and preload adjustability. Braking is handled by dual 320mm front discs and a single 220mm rear unit.