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.

2022 BMW M 1000 RR 50 Years M. Photo by BMW.

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.

Motorcycle and two racing cars
A special edition M 1000 RR with two cars from BMW’s racing heritage, the 1973 CSL, which was one of the first racing cars built after the creation of the racing division in 1972, and the BMW M1 Procar. Photo by BMW.

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.

BMW M 1000 RR 50 years
2022 BMW M 1000 RR 50 Years M. Photo by BMW.

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
final transfer
Six-speed, chain
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
Wheelbase 57.4 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
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