BMW celebrates the 50th anniversary of its racing division with a special edition of its flagship M 1000 RR sports motorcycle with a special badge and extra chic.
I’m more of a crowd “I didn’t know BMW was making cars until I passed them,” but I realize that in some circles there is a deep love for performance and, in some cases, the exclusivity of BMW M car models. BMW Motorrad is trying to take advantage of this. In recent years, BMW has moved from its HP designation for its high-performance exclusive motorcycle models to the same M designation it uses on the parent company’s cars.
The M 1000 RR debuted in 2020 and became the first motorcycle to use the M designation from BMW. The M 1000 RR already comes with performance features aimed both on the street and on the track. It has everything from cruise control and heated handles to a speed limiter on the pitline and start control. It also has seven driving modes and several electronic driving aids. The 50 Years /// M package adds exclusive Sao Paulo yellow paint, anniversary badges, the M GPS Lap Timer software, a carbon package that uses carbon fiber for the wings and some fairing panels, and the M Billet Pack with aluminum details. , among other additions.
BMW Motorsport GmbH was founded in 1972 to consolidate BMW’s racing efforts. Since then, BMW has found success in everything from Formula One to the Paris-Dakar Rally to winning the first AMA Superbike Championship in 1976.
The M 1000 RR 50 Years M package is due to be available from dealers later this year, and the price in the US is $ 32,495.
|2022 BMW M 1000 RR 50 years|
|Cost (MSRP)||$ 32,495|
|Engine||999 cc, four-cylinder liquid-cooled four-cylinder with four valves per cylinder|
|Declared horsepower||205 at 13,000 rpm|
|Declared torque||83 feet-pounds at 11,000 rpm|
|Frame||Aluminum bridge type|
|Front suspension||Inverted 45 mm fork, adjustable for preload damping, rebound and compression; 4.7 inches of travel|
|Rear suspension||Single shock absorber with pre-load adjustment, rebound and compression damping; 4.6 inches of travel|
|Front brake||Double four-piston calipers, 320 mm discs with ABS|
|Rear brake||Double piston caliper, 220 mm disc with ABS|
|Rake, trace||23.6 degrees, 3.9 inches|
|Seat height||32.8 inches|
|Fuel capacity||4.4 gallons|
|Tires||120 / 70ZR17 front, 200 / 55ZR17 rear|
|Declared weight||423 pounds wet|
|Available||The third quarter of 2022|
|Warranty||36 months or 36,000 miles|