As a designer and builder of motorcycles, BMW has achieved the status of legend. So it may surprise you to know that they’ve never built a bike that follows in the spirit of their M performance cars. Until now, that is.
The ’cycle is called the M 1000 RR, and it picks up where the S 1000 RR left off. Before you ask, it will be offered with BMW’s M Competition package as well as in a standard iteration. In either case, the bike’s power-to-weight ratio is frightening, with its four-cylinder giving up 205 horsepower at 13,000 rpm. The bike’s available power compensates for a curb weight that’s just shy of 450 pounds.
The M RR is a track bike that’s street legal. It can hit 62 MPH in 3.1 seconds on its way to a top speed of 189. It features a titanium exhaust system, carbon fiber ‘M Winglets’ for downforce, and a longer wheelbase. Specially milled M parts and carbon components are used for the M Competition version.
BMW’s first M motorcycle is expected to be limited to 500 examples.