All-New BMW M 1000 RR coming to Australia

BMW M 1000 RR coming to Australia

The all-new BMW M 1000 RR has had its hanky whipped off alongside the reveal of the new BMW M3 and M4.

Revealed alongside the BMW M3 and M4 overnight, the all-new M 1000 RR is coming to Australia next year. This is the first-ever BMW M Model from BMW Motorrad. The M RR for short, is a race homologation-special based on the S 1000 RR but with more power.

BMW M 1000 RR coming to Australia

Andreas Lundgren, General Manager of BMW Motorrad Australia, said release of the special new model would strike a chord with the local market.

“We are delighted to announce that next year we will bring in the M RR, the first-ever BMW M model that combines incredible race track developed performance and aggressive looks.

“We are certain it will resonate with our fans and high-performance enthusiasts here in Australia.”

The M RR runs a four-cylinder engine based on the S 1000 RR engine producing 156kW at 14,500rpm and maximum torque of 113Nm at 11,000rpm. The exhaust system is made from titanium, which delivers a weight reduction of 3.5 kilograms compared with the unit fitted to the S 1000 RR.

Going fast is one thing, but staying in touch with the ground is another. And, so, the M RR copped plenty of aerodynamic work. As such, M winglets have been fitted to help improve downforce. Although you’ve got to be travelling incredibly quickly to get the full effect; you get 13.4kg generated on the front axle and 2.9kg on the rear at 300km/h.

The chassis of the new M RR is based on the S 1000 RR with a lightweight bridge frame. The suspension strut is bespoke to the M RR replacing the 87.5mm threaded rod unit of the S 1000 RR. The strut is an eccentric strut type with an initial length of 78mm and an adjustment range of 6mm in seven 1mm increments from 75mm to 81mm.

The chain and thus effective swinging arm length has been extended by one pair of links, resulting in a longer wheelbase. In addition, the top and bottom fork bridges are entirely milled, black anodised and are approximately 20 grams lighter than those used on the S 1000 RR. BMW M brakes and carbon wheels are standard.

The M RR’s instrument cluster boasts a 6.5-inch TFT display and OBD interface that can be used with an activation code for the M GPS data logger and M GPS laptrigger. This activation code, which comes as standard, provides comprehensive data material for the use of the M GPS laptrigger and M GPS data logger via the OBD interface of the instrument cluster.

BMW M 1000 RR coming to Australia

Like the M3 and M4 road cars, there will also be a Competition version of the M 1000 RR.  In addition to the M GPS laptrigger software and the corresponding activation code, the M competition package also includes an M milled parts package, M carbon package as well as a silver 220g lighter swinging arm, the friction-optimised, maintenance-free and DLC-coated M Endurance chain and the passenger package including tail-hump cover.

Stay tuned for more details and pricing closer to the local launch.

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Isaac Bober has been writing about cars and 4x4s for more than 20 years, has worked on some of the country's biggest motoring magazines (remember what they were?), and launched Practical Motoring. Now he's back, back again... to share dad jokes and much more.