With the further development of the BMW M 1000 RR, M RR for short, BMW Motorrad is setting a new milestone in the field of superbikes homologated for racing. The increased potential of the new M RR results, above all, from the colossal advancement in the aerodynamics. In particular, a newly designed fairing made of exposed visible carbon fibre with a higher windscreen increases the top speed significantly in conjunction with optimised airflow around the rider. For the first time, this fairing also comes with a particularly light, yet very rigid, front fairing support made of carbon fibre.
In the course of this aerodynamic development, the M winglets were also completely revised. They now generate significantly more aerodynamic downforce – both in an upright riding position and when banking. The rider gains even more confidence with regard to the front wheel so he can achieve even greater lean angles or higher cornering speeds at the same lean angle as well as profiting from a reduced wheelie tendency. At the same time, the rider benefits from a massively increased top speed. Another central point in optimising the entire aerodynamics was the area of the front wheel. For the first time in the history of BMW Motorrad, brake cooling air ducts made of visible carbon fibre are used – also referred to as brake ducts in short.
They are integrated into the new front mudguard, which has been optimised for improved airflow around the fork legs and brake calipers. The M Aero Wheel Covers, which are also made of visible carbon fibre, lower air resistance even further – especially at speeds above 250 km/h. A newly designed rear section makes the current M RR look even lighter, sportier and more dynamic. The new BMW M 1000 RR production model already provides a perfect basis for motor racing. It has been further modified, as far as the regulations permit, for its outings in the FIM Superbike World Championship.
|Capacity / engine||999cc, four-cylinder four-stroke engine with four titanium valves
per cylinder and variable intake camshaft control BMW ShiftCam,
liquid-cooled, titanium rods, 2-ring pistons
|Gearbox||Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with straight cut gears|
|Output||> 230hp at over 14,000rpm|
|Bore x stroke||80 x 49.7 mm|
|Fuel system||Electronic injection, variable intake manifold length|
|Tank capacity||22 l|
|Dry weight||168 kg|
|Wheelbase||1,450 mm (variable)|
|Width||560mm (660mm incl. wings)|
|Front wheel control||Upside-down telescopic fork Öhlins RVP25/30|
|Rear wheel control||Underslung swing arm, full-floater central spring strut Öhlins RVP50|
|Wheels||CFK S 1000 RR Series /Fuchs PVM forged wheels,
front 17"×3.5", rear 17"×6.0"
|Tyres||Pirelli Super Corsa|