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BMW Motorrad India has launched the all-new BMW M 1000 RR in the country. It is the first M model introduced by the brand in India. The Supersport motorcycle is offered in two variants: Standard and Competition.
The BMW M1000 RR retails at a starting price tag of Rs 42 lakh. The top-spec M 1000 RR Competition costs Rs 45 lakh. Both motorcycles can be booked at all BMW Motorrad India dealerships from today onwards. All prices mentioned are ex-showroom (India).
The BMW M 1000 RR arrives at the Indian shores via (CBU) Completely Built-Up route. The motorcycle is available in a single M Sport colour scheme of Light White, Racing Blue Metallic and Racing Red colours.
Starting with the engine, the M 1000 RR uses the same 999cc in-line four engine from the S 1000 RR. However, it now features ShiftCam technology with variable valve timing, 2-ring forged pistons, titanium connecting rods and lighter rocker arms; among others.
All of which has resulted in the same engine now producing a maximum of 210bhp at 14,500rpm and a peak torque of 113Nm at 11,000rpm. The engine on the M model produces more power in the mid-range between 6,000rpm and 15,100rpm, which is important while racing on tracks.
The M RR sprints from 0 - 100kmph in 3.1 seconds and can achieve a maximum speed of 306kmph.
The gearbox is also optimised for a better mid-range on the M1000 RR. It continues a six-speed unit that features a slip-assist clutch and a bi-directional quickshifter for seamless and quicker up and downshifts without the use of a clutch.
Suspension duties are handled by 45mm USD forks at the front and a mono-shock setup at the rear. Both suspension units are fully adjustable for preload, rebound and compression and feature the brand's Full Floater Pro kinematics technology.
Braking duties are handled by M-spec units from Nissin at both ends. Setup at the front includes a twin 320mm disc with radially mounted four-piston callipers, while the rear gets a single 220mm unit with a two-piston calliper.
The M RR features a 6.5-inch TFT display for the instrument cluster. It supports M GPS data logger and M GPS lap trigger for additional race data. The M motorcycle features a whole host of the electronics package.
This includes seven different riding modes: 'Rain', 'Road', 'Dynamic', 'Race' and 'Race Pro1-3'. Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) with DTC wheelie function with a 6-axle sensor, Launch Control, Pit-Lane-Limiter, Hill Start Control Pro, Two adjustable characteristics for throttle curves, adjustable engine braking, and the BMW Motorrad Race ABS Pro.
The M 1000 RR continues to feature the same design as the S 1000 RR standard motorcycle. It features twin-pod LED headlamps with integrated DRLs, LED tail lamp, large rear-view mirrors mounted on the fairing along the carbon-fibre front and rear fenders. Most components of the M1000 RR is finished in carbon-fibre making it one of the lightest motorcycle that BMW has ever made.
Apart from the standard model, the M 1000 RR is also available in a top-spec Competition variant. The M 1000 RR Competition features a whole host of upgrades over the standard variant of the motorcycle.
This includes an M GPS-lap trigger, a pillion seat cover, and a host of M-Spec components such as M Carbon front and rear mudguard, M Carbon upper fairing, left and ride side panels, M Carbon tank cover, M Carbon chain guard, and M Carbon sprocket cover.
The motorcycle also features an M Billet pack, which includes M engine protectors, M folding brake lever, M brake lever guard, M folding clutch lever, and M rider footrest system.
BMW is offering the motorcycle with a 3-year unlimited kilometres warranty. Customers can choose to extend the warranty to the fourth and the fifth year at an additional cost. The motorcycle is also offered with a 24x7 Road-Side Assistance package.
BMW Financial Services India will offer customized and flexible financial solutions. Customers can also get their loans pre-approved before delivery takes place.
Mr Vikram Pawah, President BMW Group India, said, "The all-new BMW M 1000 RR is born on the racetrack and stands for absolute dedication and the will to perform. Based on BMW M philosophy it is built with passion and offers pure racing technology for the highest performance demands in motorsport and adrenaline-driven perfectionists on the road."
He further added, "We are delighted to launch the most powerful BMW Motorrad superbike in India, with its powerful engine, expressive design and exclusive equipment the all-new BMW M 1000 RR is an absolute delight on the racetrack and in everyday use."
Thoughts About The BMW M 1000 RR Launched In India
The BMW M 1000 RR is the first M-spec motorcycle launching in the Indian market. Staying true to the DNA of M-spec models, the motorcycle comes packed with performance and features. All this paired with the super-light body made with heavy use of Carbon-Fibre makes it one of the fastest supersport motorcycle sold in the Indian market.