It is been nearly two yrs since BMW initially debuted the M 1000 RR, its very first motorcycle to have the company’s higher-general performance M manufacturer. We understood it wouldn’t be the initially, while, after we broke the information that BMW had trademarked the identify alongside with “M 1000 XR” and “M 1300 GS.” What we did not anticipate was for the following M-branded motorbike to be primarily based on the S 1000 R.

That now appears to be the circumstance, as a new M 1000 R model has appeared in car or truck certification paperwork in Switzerland and Germany. The M 1000 RR isn’t by itself, having said that, as the very same paperwork verify BMW will also be introducing an updated S 1000 RR with a revised motor.

German auto emissions info incorporates facts on a new BMW M 1000 RR and an current S 1000 RR with a stated power output of 154 kW (about 206.5 hp).

The Swiss doc lists the M 1000 R and S 1000 RR equally creating 206.5 hp at 13,750 rpm. Which is not fairly on par with the M 1000 RR’s detailed 209 hp at 14,500 rpm, but a slight bump from the present-day S 1000 RR’s claimed 204 hp at 13,500 rpm and a sizeable jump from the S 1000 R’s claimed 162 hp at 11,000 rpm.

Peak torque is outlined at 83.3 lb-ft. at 11,000 rpm. That’s the identical as the recent S 1000 RR, but differs from the S 1000 R’s 84 lb-ft. at 9,250 rpm. This implies the M 1000 R’s 999cc engine will have the same tuning as the S 1000 RR, and not the current S 1000 R’s a lot more streetable tuning. It also implies the M product will adopt BMW’s ShiftCam variable valve timing procedure.

Each the up-to-date S 1000 RR and the M 1000 RR share the identical peak horsepower and torque figures, suggesting they share the similar engine such as the ShiftCam variable valve timing process. The present S 1000 R does not use ShiftCam.

Though the peak output is the identical for equally M 1000 R and S 1000 RR, the M bicycle has higher values for carbon monoxide, hydrocarbon and nitrogen oxides emissions, suggesting a diverse exhaust system, which need to be no shock for an M model.

The new S 1000 RR’s closing push ratio and 57.3-inch wheelbase are the identical as the M 1000 RR, which it attained by means of a for a longer period chain and by swapping out the present-day S 1000 RR’s 45-tooth rear sprocket with a 46-tooth sprocket. The M 1000 R’s ultimate generate ratio indicates a 47-tooth sprocket, and it has an even lengthier wheelbase at 57.9 inches, a .2-inch improve above the S 1000 R.

The Swiss doc also lists the M 1000 R as owning a 200/55 ZR 17 rear tire, just like the M 1000 RR. The S 1000 RR even so stays with the 190/55 ZR 17 tire. It is not explicitly talked about in the documentation, but we can hope the M 1000 R to employ carbon rims as effectively as the same M-branded brakes as the M 1000 RR.

BMW has backed away from the main worldwide motorcycle reveals in the latest a long time, but it’s expected to have a presence at Intermot in Oct. We suspect the M 1000 R and S 1000 RR will be declared in the weeks forward, and at the very least a single of them will be at the Cologne demonstrate.


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By Tara