- First BMW M 1000 RR to be delivered soon
- Prices start at Rs 42 lakh (ex-showroom)
- Available as a CBU product
The BMW M 1000 RR was launched in India in March this year with a staggering starting price of Rs 42 lakh. That makes it the most expensive offering from BMW Motorrad in India. Available as a CBU (completely built unit) product, the first unit of the M 1000 RR has already arrived in India and is ready to be delivered.
What makes it quite exotic and special is the fact that it’s the first bike to come out of BMW’s M division which is highly revered for its performance cars. And this is a homologation special offering which means BMW competes in the WSBK racing series with the same bike. To enjoy such exclusivity, the buyer has to pay a hefty amount of Rs 42 lakh for the standard variant and Rs 45 lakh for the Competition trim (both prices are ex-showroom).
A lot of changes have been executed in the M 1000 RR over the bike it is based on, the S 1000 RR. Following a host of internal revisions, the 999cc, inline four-cylinder motor of this track tool pumps out 212bhp at 14,500rpm and 112.4Nm of torque at 11,000rpm. Moreover, it incorporates sport M braking hardware, a pair of winglets for increased down force, and a lot of carbon fibre components that contribute to shedding 4kg from its kerb weight over the S 1000 RR. Given the number of electronic aids available, this is easily one of the most technologically advanced bikes out there.
For Indians who are looking for something more premium and exciting than the BMW M 1000 RR, the only option they have at present is the Kawasaki Ninja H2R that costs Rs 79.90 lakh and it’s track-legal only.