BMW M 1000 RR Edition 50 Years M GmbH: Date with the BMW beast

The M 1000 RR is the hottest thing that BMW’s motorcycle portfolio currently has to offer. 212 hp meet a weight of around 192 kilograms. It can take your breath away for a moment. It also has the letter M on it. The first bike with the iconic M GmbH trademark in its name! For this reason alone, the fascination surrounding the BMW M 1000 RR is huge.
If you read up on the subject, it quickly becomes clear that BMW has bred the machine for lap times, which is respectfully called the double R. But Jan Horn was already on the race track. Hence the question: How does this well-trained super athlete do on a normal motorcycle trip? Or in other words: Can the BMW M 1000 RR do everyday life? After all, not everyone lives on the Nordschleife.

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The command center: In the Road riding mode, the BMW M 1000 RR shows its relatively gentle side.

212 hp meet a weight of less than 200 kilograms

The M 1000 RR is based on the already hot BMW S 1000 RR. At its heart is the abysmal evil engine. The four-cylinder in-line engine of the S 1000 RR has been extensively optimized. The machine draws its peak output of 212 hp at 14,500 revolutions per minute. BMW Motorrad puts the maximum speed at 15,100 rpm. Top speed: 306 km/h. With the optional race track translation even 315 km/h are possible.
From 8,000 rpm, this hellish BMW hammers forward as if the devil incarnate was after her. Good for those who have good muscles in the neck area. Otherwise the immense propulsion makes you gasp. Be sure to keep an eye out for the signs on the side of the road! This bike can go faster than you think, and the sense of speed blurs after just a few feet in the saddle.
On request, the dangerous monster can also be very gentle. The BMW masters pushing in the city in the Road driving mode without any complaints and convinces with much more good-naturedness than you would expect from the clearly visible and noticeable M sharpness.

The winglets on the right and left of the fairing generate downforce and load on the front wheel.

The carbon winglets are not a visual highlight, but…

To ensure that the circuit performance is right, the makers have extensively fine-tuned the aerodynamics. The focus was on the best possible contact between the tires and the asphalt. Among other things, this is ensured by two carbon winglets on the right and left at the front of the fairing. They produce downforce and thus additional load on the front wheel, depending on the speed. The effect of the winglets should also be noticeable at the apex of the curve. They make it possible to brake later and increase cornering stability.
You don’t normally call on this ability of the BMW M 1000 RR on a leisurely ride over country. But the Bavarian makes a positive impression with the fact that her aggressive, spoiled racer appearance doesn’t stand in the way of a relaxed after-work lap around the lake.

As expected, the BMW M 1000 RR is tightly tuned, but it doesn’t hurt the back of the person behind the handlebars.

The full carbon rims are anything but fashionable Chi Chi

The chassis is derived from that of the S 1000 RR with its aluminum bridge frame. However, the M 1000 RR has an improved upside-down fork and a new central spring strut. Through extensive fine-tuning, the makers want to have increased the feedback from the front and rear wheels and suppressed the braking and starting pitch.
This has been excellently done. Anyone who rolls the M 1000 RR over a tram track will then know how many edges the track has. Expressed in an exaggerated way! But the motorcycle also moves as if it were made of one piece. The certainty that the double RR can withstand the toughest demands in the hairpin bends of the Nordschleife is already evident when driving around the roundabout in town.

The full carbon wheels may look like chi chi, but they have an interesting effect on driving.

The carbon wheels are particularly interesting. Upon first glance at the press release, one is tempted to dismiss it as fashionable chi chi for. But far from it! The ultra-light wheels take away the inertia of the rotating masses from the M 1000 RR. This ensures that you can take curves with indescribable precision and ease or correct lean positions that are not ideal. The blue-coated brakes are familiar from the Superbike World Championship. To call them snappy would be a polite understatement.

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