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All You Need to Know About BMW M 1000 RR 50 Years Edition

To celebrate the 50th year of the firm’s M division, German motorcycle manufacturer BMW Motorrad has launched a unique M 1000 RR

German motorcycle manufacturer BMW has launched a special 50 Years edition of the M 1000 RR to celebrate the 50 Years of the firm’s M division. Mechanically, the motorcycle is like its Competition variant. However, being a special edition motorcycle, the special edition M 1000 RR features a few special elements. For example, the luminous Sao Paulo yellow colour scheme!

50 Years edition

As mentioned in the above paragraph, the 50 Years edition is akin to the M 1000 RR Competition variant. However, the limited-edition motorcycle in Sao Paulo yellow colour scheme is armed with an M GPS lap-timing system, M carbon package, M milled parts package, M endurance chain, pillion package, pillion seat cover, unlock code for M GPS lap trigger and a lighter swingarm in silver anodised aluminium.

Powertrain 

Similar to the Competition iteration, the limited-edition motorcycle is armed with the a 999cc, four-cylinder, four-stroke, in-line, four titanium valves per cylinder with a BMW Shiftcam engine that makes a peak power of 212.1PS at 14,500rpm and a maximum torque of 113Nm at 1,100rpm. The motorcycle has a compression ratio of 13.5:1, along with a stroke of 49.7mm and a bore of 80mm. Not to forget, the power developed by the engine is transferred to the rear wheel via a chain drive.

Hardware

The BMW M 1000 RR is equipped with a cast aluminium bridge-type frame, whereas the suspensive duties are handled by an upside-down telescopic fork with adjustable compression and rebound stage at the front and a monoshock suspension at the rear. Moving on to the brakes, the motorcycle features two 320mm discs at the front and a single 220mm disc at the rear.

Electronic aids

The fully-faired sports motorcycle from the German stable is loaded with premium electronic aids such as BMW Motorrad Race ABS and ABS Pro, seven riding modes (Rain, Road, Dynamic, Race, Race Pro 1-3), launch control, Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), wheelie control, slide control, hill-start control, dynamic brake control, heated grips, cruise control and more.

Price-tag and availability

The motorcycle has been launched at 36,995 US dollars, which is analogous to the price-tag of the Competition variant. Last but not the least, at this juncture, we do not know whether BMW Motorrad will offer the limited-edition motorcycle in India or not.

Rohit Chatterjee

An alumnus of the Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, Rohit Chatterjee is a bona fide moto-enthusiast who has worked with several media houses in his brief career. Chatterjee mostly writes features and news articles related to automobiles and motorsports. When not working, he is found on the interstate clocking over 100kmph on his NS200!
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