BMW has recently released an exclusive anniversary edition of the road-going superbike, BMW M 1000 RR Special Edition, to celebrate 50 years of BMW motorcycle production. This bike bears the same name as the standard BMW M 1000 RR and has updated colors featuring a Sao Paulo Yellow color and clues of its black body. This color gives this bike its unique appearance and differentiates it from the standard M 1000 RR. The combination of the unique yellow color and the momentous BMW M 50 years emblem uniquely pays homage to the about 100 years of BMW Motorrad manufacturing and 50 years of BMW M sportscar. Here is a closer look at this RR Special Edition.
BMW M History
Today, BMW is a famous brand throughout the world. But how did the company begin? BMW was first established as BMW Motorsport GmbH in 1972 as the official BMW motorsport arm for fast vehicles. The new subsidiary primarily targeted cars, with the 1973 3.0 CSL being the first race car released. However, BMW had been involved in motorsport long before the existence of BMW Motorsport. Between the 1920s and 1930s, the company set speed records and went on to win the Isle of Man in 1939. The BMW has also been successful in offroad racing in the 1980s at the Paris-Dakar rallies. In 2014, Michael Dunlop won another race at the Isle of Man TT in a Super race with the S 1000 RR. It's the rich historic racing heritage that BMW has a 50 Years M 1000 RR Anniversary. The iconic M GmbH department is hitting 50 years in 2022, and BMW Motorrad is celebrating the birthday with a special model BMW M 1000 RR.
The BMW RR Edition features everything an enthusiastic motor racer desires. The bike is a revamp of the already great S1000RR superbike but adds about one shovel to it. The most prominent feature of the special RR bike is the unique paint color' Sao Paulo Yellow. Nicknamed the '50 Years M,' this bike comes finished in the same shade of Sao Paulo Yellow, made famous by the current BMW M4. This color blends well with the M colors in the special 50-Years-M emblem. Looking at it closely, you will see the special 50 years M emblem on the BMW M 1000 RR. It's essential to note that the standard version of the bike features white paint complemented by blue and red livery. Mechanically, the BMW RR Edition model is similar to the standard M 1000 RR with just a slight improvement.
The bike is powered by a 999cc four-cylinder that pumps out 205 hp at 13,000 rpm and 113 Nm (83 lb-ft) torque at 11,000rpm. This model's engine can attain 60 mph(96km/h) in less than 3.1 seconds and a maximum speed of 302km/h (189 mph). With 113Nm torque on a bike weighing only 375 lbs. (170 kgs), this M 1000 RR model is a rocket. The motorcycle features manually adjustable Marzocchi suspension when it comes to the hardware. According to Road racing World, its Dunlop SportSmart TT tires have also been carried over from the standard S 1000 RR motorcycle. It comes with plenty of aerodynamic tricks that can transform the bike into a thoroughbred racing machine if you wish to. The bike's anniversary edition comes with a carbon fiber winglet.
The M 1000 R Competition Package
Other than the paint, there are no significant changes in the design of this motorcycle. Nevertheless, this special anniversary edition BMW M 1000 RR features the 'competition' package as the standard. According to the Motorcycle.com, the package has an extensive silver-anodized aluminum swingarm, M Billet Package, carbon package, M endurance chain and digital code for unlocking the GPS data module. Additionally, it has a passenger seat and seat cover. The M Billet Package has clutch levers and M brake, engine spoiler cover, M rider's footpegs, and brake lever guard. The Carbon Package provides carbon fiber on the upper side fairing, sprocket cover, chain guard, and wheel cover from the M Carbon collection. The competition package will ensure you get the most out of yourself while enhancing the motorcycle's racing performance and making it one of the best racing machines available.
BMW M 1000 RR Pricing
The Special Edition model bookings have already started on the international market. This model does not cost higher than the regular BMW M 1000 RR model. Nevertheless, you cannot purchase the M special edition without getting the M Competition Package which is going for $4500. The M 1000 RR anniversary edition should be armed with the 50 years M Package according to BMW. Overall, the price of this model is $36,995 MSRP. This price includes $32,495 plus a $4500 M competition package.
Hopefully, you now have a clear idea of the BMW M 1000 RR model. This model delivers all the expectations and advances the racing tradition of BMW M by being used by lots of race teams worldwide. This is a perfect bike for racing enthusiasts looking for an extreme biking experience with an elegant new look.
Written by Benjamin Smith
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