Munich. “With the M 1000 XR prototype, we are providing a first
preview of the third M model at BMW Motorrad in our anniversary year.
We have developed the M 1000 XR, M XR for short, based on the current
S 1000 XR, S 1000 RR and M 1000 RR, as a long distance sports bike
with high long-range capability and supersports riding dynamics for
the road as well as the race track.” Dominik Blass, Product Manager.
BMW M 1000 XR: The long distance sports bike meets the highest
demands for riding on country roads, for long-distance journeys and on
the race track.
The letter M is synonymous worldwide with racing success as well as
the fascination of high-performance BMW models and is aimed at
customers with particularly high demands for performance, exclusivity
and individuality. BMW Motorrad already introduced the successful M
automobile range strategy for motorcycles in 2019 and has since been
offering M special equipment and M Performance Parts. With the M RR
and the M R, the first two independent M models from BMW Motorrad were
introduced in the following years.
The M 1000 XR prototype, in the “100 Years of BMW Motorrad”
anniversary year – and the almost 100-year tradition in motorsport –
is a preview of a supersports motorcycle that masters the disciplines:
country road, long-distance riding and racetrack use with equal aplomb
at a level of performance previously unknown in this segment.
In-line four-cylinder engine with BMW ShiftCam technology and low
weight delivers the highest performance in the segment.
The four-cylinder engine from the BMW S 1000 RR super sports bike
with BMW ShiftCam technology for varying the timing and valve lift is
used as the basis. With an engine output of more than 147 kW (200 hp),
a DIN empty weight of only 223 kg fully fuelled, and chassis
technology, aerodynamics and control electronics designed equally for
high-performance road use, long-distance riding and fast laps on the
racetrack, the new M XR opens up dynamic riding dimensions as a
crossover bike in the sports motorbike segment previously reserved for
purebred superbikes. Further weight reduction and even increased
riding dynamics can be achieved with the M Competition Package, which
is available as an optional extra ex works. The top speed of the M XR
prototype is around 280 km/h.
M winglets: You can ride with greater stability, benefit from a lower
wheelie tendency and accelerate earlier thanks to the aerodynamic downforce.
In addition to drive and suspension technology, aerodynamics was also
a key item in the specifications for developing the M XR prototype.
The new M XR was given winglets with the aim of ensuring superior
riding stability even at high speeds despite increased engine power.
They serve in particular to achieve the best possible contact between
the wheels and the road surface – especially when accelerating and at
high speeds. The additional wheel load on the front wheel counteracts
the wheelie tendency during acceleration, the traction control system
has to regulate less, more drive power is converted into acceleration
and the rider achieves a faster lap time. The specifically
front-wheel-oriented seating position ensures better bike control,
especially in supersport mode.
M brakes with radial hand brake pump for optimum braking performance
in race track and performance mode.
Like the M RR and the M R, the new M XR features the M brake. It was
developed directly using the experience gained with the racing brakes
on BMW Motorrad factory racing machines in the Superbike World
Championship. The M brake callipers feature a blue anodised coating in
conjunction with the famous M logo.
BMW Motorrad will publish further information on the new BMW M 1000
XR in the second half of 2023.
More impressions of the M XR prototype under:
You will find press material on BMW motorcycles and BMW Motorrad
rider equipment in the BMW Group PressClub at www.press.bmwgroup.com.
In case of queries please contact:
Damien Cagnart, Spokesperson BMW Motorrad
Telephone: +49-151-601-95806, Damien.Cagnart@bmw.de
Tim Diehl-Thiele, Head of Communications BMW Motorrad
Telephone: +49-151-601-57505, Tim.Diehl-Thiele@bmw.de
Jens Lemon, Head of Communications MINI and BMW Motorrad
Telephone: +49-151-601-23635, Jens.Lemon@bmw.de
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