BMW has released an exclusive anniversary version of its M 1000 RR road bike to mark almost a century of motorcycle production, and more specifically to mark the 50th anniversary of the BMW M cars.

The most striking and distinctive feature of the 50th anniversary of the M 1000 RR is the color – Sao Paulo Yellow. This is the only color option available, so you’ll better enjoy it if you want. Other exclusive additions to the 50 Years M package include:

  • Badges for the 50th anniversary of M
  • Trigger Software M GPS Lap Timer
  • Rear seat and passenger kit
  • M Carbon Package – Carbon front and rear fenders, upper fairing side panels, left and right carbon tank covers, carbon chain shield and sprocket cover.
  • M Billet Pack – Aluminum engine blanks, hinged brake and clutch levers, M rider struts, front brake protective lever.
  • Transparent anodized pendulum
  • M Chain of endurance

If you really can’t stand the yellow Sao Paulo and don’t care about the anniversary badge, you can also order the M 1000 RR in standard M Motorsport colors.

M History

If you are unfamiliar with the history of BMW, in 1972 BMW Motorsport GmbH was founded as the official division in BMW motorsport. The automotive side of the business was the main target for this new subsidiary, and the 1973 CSL was the unit’s first racing car.

However, BMW was involved in motorsport long before BMW Motorsport existed. In the 1920s and 1930s, the company set speed records on land and even won the senior race on the Isle of Man in 1939. It was only 74 years later, in 2014, when Michael Dunlop won another race on the Isle of Man TT – a superbike race aboard the S 1000 RR. Of course, BMW also tried off-road success in the 1980s at the Paris-Dakar Rally. It is this historic racing heritage that BMW is celebrating with the 50-year M 1000 RR package.

See the full press release below.

Start press release:

To mark the 50th anniversary of BMW M GmbH, founded in 1972 as BMW Motorsport GmbH, BMW Motorrad presents the anniversary edition of the M 1000 RR 50 Years M in yellow Sao Paulo with the historic 50-year-old BMW M badge. This amazing combination pays homage to the spirit almost 100 years of production of BMW Motorrad and 50 years of production of BMW M. To receive the anniversary edition, M 1000 RR must be equipped with an additional package of 50 Years /// M. In addition to the extensive use of milled aluminum parts M and carbon parts M, this package includes a lighter anodized aluminum pendulum, software to unlock the trigger M GPS, as well as the M Endurance chain, and a cover for the passenger seat and seat.

The M 1000 RR can also be ordered in a non-anniversary form by choosing the Light White / M Motorsport Competition package.

M is the most powerful letter in the world

In late 2018, BMW Motorrad introduced special M equipment and Performance M parts for some existing motorcycle models. The M 1000 RR, BMW’s first M-brand motorcycle, debuted in the world in September 2020.

The letter M worldwide is synonymous with racing success as well as high-performance BMW vehicles aimed at customers with high demands on performance, exclusivity and individuality. The BMW M 1000 RR meets all these expectations and continues the racing tradition of the BMW M, being the base motorcycle for the BMW Motorrad World Superbike team since 2021 and also used by many racing teams around the world.

BMW Motorsport GmbH and BMW M GmbH

BMW Motorsport GmbH was founded in 1972 with the idea of ​​uniting all BMW sports under one roof and consolidating the design of high-performance racing cars and racing engines. The BMW 3.0 CSL (CSL = Coupe Sport Light) debuted as the first racing car from BMW Motorsport GmbH in 1973. On the occasion of the founding of BMW Motorsport GmbH, Robert A. Lutz, Member of the Board of BMW AG for Sales in 1972, said: “The company is like a human being. When he goes in for sports, he stays fit, enthusiastic, more efficient and powerful. ”

The BMW 3.0 CSL debuted at the 1973 European Travel Championships in three distinctive BMW Motorsport colors: blue, purple and red on a snow-white background. Today, the updated colors of Motorsport are blue – navy blue and red.

This legendary combination of colors could be found on BMW M street cars that appeared in the second half of the 1970s, as well as on successful racing cars. Iconic cars such as the 1978 BMW M1 and the BMW Brabham with which Nelson Pique won the Formula One World Championship in 1983.

From the Isle of Man to Dakar – BMW Motorrad and motorsport

However, success in racing was not the exclusive realm of BMW’s four-wheeled cars. Innovation comes from motorsport, and this was especially true in the first decades. Among the legendary names of those early years were Ernst Jacob Henne, who set at least 76 world speed records on land between 1929 and 1937 on supercharged BMW motorcycles, and Georg “Schorsch” Mayer, who won the 1939 Senior Tourist Trophy on the island. Maine on his 500cc supercharger. BMW.

In 1976, exactly 37 years later, Helmut Dan and Hans Otto Butenut took fifth place
a place in the TT production class on the Isle of Man. They really set the fastest time
their BMW R 90 S, but due to handicap rules they found themselves in fifth place after two
250cc and two 500cc motorcycles. However, given the fastest time, this is the fifth place
celebrated as a victory.

74 years after Mayer’s “Schorsch” success in Senior TT Michael Dunlop was driving his BMW
S 1000 RR to win the race on the Isle of Man TT Superbike 2014. In subsequent years,
RR will leave its unmistakable mark on TT with many wins.

The colors of the BMW M will also be presented in off-road conditions, such as the Paris-Dakar Rally of the early 1980s, which were dominated by factory drivers BMW GS Hubert Ariol and Gastan Racher. Like no other BMW motorcycle, the M 1000 RR 50 Years M carries all this historic motorsport DNA.


Standard equipment

  • High windshield
  • BMW Motorrad Race ABS and ABS Pro
  • 7 driving modes (rain, road, dynamic, race, race Pro 1-3)
  • Pit lane limiter
  • Startup control
  • Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) +/- Shift
  • Wheel control
  • Slide control
  • Hill Start Control (HSC) Pro
  • Dynamic Brake Control (DBC)
  • Shift Assist Pro
  • 6.5 ″ TFT display
  • LED headlights, taillights and turn signals
  • Heated handles
  • Cruise control
  • M Lightweight battery
  • Chassis set M with rear height adjustment and pendulum hinge

Package of 50 years /// M (optional)

  • Yellow Sao Paulo
  • Badges to the 50th anniversary of M
  • Trigger Software M GPS Lap Timer
  • Rear seat and passenger kit
  • M Carbon Package – Carbon front and rear fenders, upper fairing side panels, left and right carbon tank covers, carbon protection chain and sprocket cover.
  • M Billet Pack – aluminum guards Billet engine, hinged brake and clutch levers, rear M rider, front brake lever.
  • Transparent anodized pendulum
  • M Chain Endurance


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