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BMW trademarks 'M’ for three motorcycles; new S 1000 RR in the list!

27 September 2019, 02:18 PM Janak Sorap
BMW trademarks 'M’ for three motorcycles; new S 1000 RR in the list!

- ‘M 1000 RR’ (S 1000RR), ‘M 1000 XR’ (S 1000 XR) and ‘M 1300 GS’ (could be based on the R 1250 GS) trademarked by BMW in Germany

- Will be high-performance versions of existing models

- ‘M’ badge could be the next progression from the previous ‘HP’ titled fast BMW bikes

If you have always been fascinated by the ‘M’ badged versions of four-wheeled BMW’s, chances are that the Bavarian manufacturer is considering introducing the iconic ‘M’ for its motorcycles as well. That’s because, the company has filed trademarks for three names, namely, the ‘M 1000 RR’, M 1000 XR’ and ‘M 1300 GS’ in Germany. Now, the ‘M’ badged four-wheel BMW’s are known for being faster and more powerful versions of the standard models, and a similar format is likely to be followed for two-wheelers as well.

The trademark names are an easy giveaway of what the three M-tuned motorcycles will be. Starting with the ‘M 1000 RR’, it undoubtedly is based on the new-generation S 1000 RR that was launched in the country only a few months back. While the litre-class fully-faired motorcycle is already packed to the brim with a plethora of electronic wizardry,  it is anticipated that the M-tuned version  will feature extensive use of carbon-fibre, more premium cycle parts and a higher power output similar to the ‘HP’ titled versions of the previous-gen S 1000 RR. Subsequently, the company has also been working on an electrically-supercharged version of the S 1000 RR which may receive the ‘M’ tag.

Next is the ‘M 1000 XR’ which unquestionably is linked to the S 1000 XR. While BMW has gone ahead with the new S 1000 RR, the XR is yet to receive a major overhaul. Expect the next-generation S 1000 XR to come with the S 1000 RR’s ShiftCam motor, lighter chassis, electronics and a completely revamped styling.

The third ‘M’ name, ‘M 1000 GS’, is kind of a puzzle since the GS line-up doesn’t have the ‘1300’ christened model. However, there is a high possibility that BMW has bored the existing R 1250 GS’s mill to achieve more performance gains to suit the ‘M’ badge.

Now, whether these ‘M’ badged motorcycles will see the light of the day is yet to be known for now. As for us, we are anxiously hoping that BMW’s M-division sees it through and exemplifies the paradigm of a pinnacle performance and technology.


BMW S1000 RR [2018-2019]

BMW S1000 RR [2018-2019]

  • Displacement999 cc
  • Mileage - Owner Reported17 kmpl
  • Max Power(bhp)200.8 bhp
  • Kerb Weight197 kg
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Last known Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 18,50,000

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