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BMW Motorrad working on the M1000 R

21 September 2022, 12:57 PM Pratik Bhanushali
BMW Motorrad working on the M1000 R

- M1000 R likely to feature the same design as the S1000 R

- Could make more power than the S model

- Will be powered by the 2023 S1000 RR’s engine

It’s been more than a year since BMW introduced the M1000 RR in its portfolio. Now, it’s set to launch the streetfighter version of the same, the M1000 R. The bike’s type-approval documents have been leaked, revealing essential details about it.  

You can expect the BMW M1000 R to sport the same design as the current-generation S1000 R. This means it’ll get a single LED headlight and sharp styling. Considering the M1000 R is a more race-focused version, it could also benefit from carbon winglets like the faired version. 

From the leaked document information, we’ve come to know that the 2023 S1000 RR’s motor will power the M1000 R. It’s a 999cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder engine with the output bumped to 206.5bhp from 204.5bhp. That said the power will be available at 13,750rpm instead of 13,500rpm. For reference, the M1000 RR’s motor was tuned to dish out 209bhp. 

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BMW had also equipped the faired M model with high-performance M brakes, M carbon wheels, a 6.5-inch TFT display and OBD interface, a lightweight M battery, USB charging socket in the rear, powerful integrated LED light units, and heated grips. We expect some of these to trickle down to the M1000 R as well. Changes like a wider rear tyre, 5mm shorter, 27mm taller and other dimension tweaks are also expected. BMW will equip the M1000 R with carbon wheels and other lightweight components but the weight will be similar to the S1000 R at 199kg. 

You can expect BMW to make an official announcement soon. Once launched, it’ll have the Ducati Streetfighter V4, Kawasaki Z H2, and other bikes in its crosshair.

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