BMW M 1000 RR. A mental $140k superbike now in Singapore
Singapore - The BMW M 1000 RR is BMW Motorrad’s very first M-badged superbike, and over here buyers can expect to fork out anything upward of S$140,000.
The BMW M 1000 RR is based on the successful S 1000 RR, but gets a heavy dose of BMW M’s treatment. The engine features a different combustion chamber design, together with a lighter valvetrain. It also receives forged Mahle pistons, and titanium connecting rods. There is also a full titanium exhaust from Akrapovic. The new setup reduces the bike’s weight by 3.7kg.
The four-cylinder 1.0 litre engine produces 212hp and 123Nm, and together with carbonfibre weight reduction bits, that includes its wheels, the M 1000 RR boasts a wet weight of 199kg.
Stopping power is now courtesy of Nissin M-branded brakes, as opposed to Brembos which have been a common sight on BMW bikes. Adding to the bike’s downforce are a pair of winglets (a first for BMW Motorrad), capable of producing something in the region of 13kg, at 300km/h.
You can add more money for the M Competition Package to dress the bike up with a bag full of M-badged kit, which includes a lighter anodised swing arm, an M endurance chain, and an M GPS Laptrigger for those trackdays.
The bike here is already sold, and if you really want one, it is available on an indent basis. But be quick, production is limited to 500 units worldwide.