BMW Motorrad marks M milestone with 50 Years M motorcycle

BMW’s motorbike-making division is aiding sister firm BMW M rejoice its 50th birthday. It unveiled a distinctive version of the M 1000 RR ⁠— the initially M-branded bike ⁠— named 50 Several years M that options a precise shade and a extended list of observe-bred gear.

You will not likely get rid of the commemorative M 1000 RR in a parking large amount: it really is finished in an eye-catching hue termed Sao Paulo Yellow borrowed from the BMW M palette. It also gains the M Carbon Bundle, which delivers fenders, higher fairing side panels, tank handles, a chain guard, and a sprocket include built of carbon fiber. Last but not least, BMW additional the M Billet Deal that features billet aluminum components like the engine protectors, the folding brake and clutch levers, the front brake lever guard, and the rider’s rearsets. BMW M’s heritage-laced emblem, which is showing up on total-blown M autos in 2022, provides a ending contact to the search. This brand was very first made use of on BMW M’s race autos in 1973.

Gear carried about from the conventional M 1000 RR contains LED exterior lighting, a higher windshield, no significantly less than 7 using modes (such as Rain and Race), a 6.5-inch skinny-film-transistor (TFT) display, heated grips, and cruise handle. The 50 Yrs M product builds on these foundations with the M GPS Lap Timer software program, a rear seat deal with and passenger kit, and an anodized aluminum swingarm.

BMW did not make any mechanical alterations, meaning power for the 423-pound 1000 RR arrives from a 1.-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 205 horsepower at 13,000 rpm and 83 pound-feet of torque at 11,000 rpm. Hitting 60 mph from a prevent requires about 3 seconds, and the motorcycle keeps accelerating until finally the speedometer shows 189 mph. The motor spins the rear wheel via a six-pace transmission and a BMW M Stamina chain that is precise to the commemorative product. Numerous driving aids (like Wheelie Command) arrive conventional, as well.

Priced at $32,495, the 2023 BMW M 1000 RR 50 Years M will arrive in showrooms throughout the nation in the 3rd quarter of 2022.