BMW M 1000 RR | Full technical specification and features

Visordown takes a deep dive into the tech specs and features of the new BMW M 1000 RR

BMW M 1000 RR specification

YESTERDAY was a good day for fans of Bavaria’s most famous motorcycle manufacturer, as BMW pulled the covers off the new BMW M 1000 RR.

The bike is a technically advanced version of the already successful (on the road anyway!) BMW S 1000 RR sports bike. For the M 1000 RR though, BMW has turned the dial up to eleven, cranking out a bike that is claimed to give the closest road-going experience as you can get to the firm’s World Superbike machines.

BMW M 1000 RR official video

One motorcyclist who will be particularly happy with the announcement will be a Mr Tom Sykes, BMW’s current poster boy in the above-mentioned championship. Sykes is currently riding the WSBK version of the S 1000 RR, with limited success although some signs that the bike is nibbling its way to the front. The release of the M 1000 RR is widely understood to be BMW’s statement of intent, throwing down the challenge to Honda, Kawasaki, and Ducati, the three of which have comfortably outpaced the BMW for the last few seasons.

Click here to take a look at the news story relating to the announcement.

Here are the highlight changes for the BMW M 1000 RR

  • M RR four-cylinder engine based on the RR engine for racing sport. Even more peak power, higher torque in the medium range, and 500 rpm more maximum speed.
  • 156 kW output at 14 500 rpm and thus 4 kW more than in the RR. Maximum torque of 113 Nm at 11 000 rpm.
  • New 2-ring forged piston 12 g lighter, adapted combustion chamber and compression increased to 13.5. In addition, slimmer and lighter rocker arms.
  • Fully machined intake ports with new duct geometry and BMW ShiftCam technology for varying the valve control time and valve lift.
  • Titanium valves, on the exhaust side with new spring assembly, slimmer, and 6 % lighter rocker arms and optimized camshafts.
  • Very light, compact engine block with longer and 85 g lighter titanium connecting rods from Pankl for reduced friction power and less weight.
  • Anti-hopping clutch without self-reinforcing for optimum Launch Control.
  • Optimized differentiated intake system with shorter intake funnels for optimized gas exchange at high rotational speeds.
  • New, 3,657 g lighter exhaust system with exhaust manifold, front silencer, and rear silencer made of titanium.
  • M winglets and high windscreen: Braking later and accelerating earlier and more stability when cornering thanks to the aerodynamic downforce without any reduction in maximum speed.
  • “Rain”, “Road”, “Dynamic”, “Race” and “Race Pro1-3” riding modes and the latest generation of the Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) and DTC wheelie function with 6-axle sensor box.
  • Two adjustable characteristic throttle curves for optimum response characteristics. Engine brake with threefold adjustable engine drag torque in “Race Pro” mode.
  • Shift assistant Pro for shifting gears up and down without clutch. Simple reversibility of the shift pattern for race track use.

BMW M 1000 RR specs




Bore / Stroke (mm)



212bhp @ 14,500rpm


83lb-ft @ 11,000rpm

Compression ratio


Mixture control

Electronic injection, variable intake pipe

Emission control

Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converters, EU-5 norm

Performance / Fuel consumption

Maximum speed


Fuel consumption per 100 km based on WMTC 

6.5 litre

CO2 emission based on WMTC

151 g/km

Fuel type

Unleaded super(premium), octane number 95 - 98 (RON)

(knock control; rated output at 98 RON)

Electrical system


450 watt

M Lightweight Battery

12 V / 5 Ah, Lithium-ion



Multiplate clutch in oil bath, anti-hopping clutch, with self-reinforcement


Constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox with straight cut gears

Final drive and ratio

Chain 525 17/46

Traction control

BMW Motorrad DTC

Chassis brakes


Bridge-type frame, cast aluminium, load-bearing engine

Suspension front / travel

Upside-down telescopic fork with a diameter of 45 mm, adjustable compression and rebound stage, adjustable preload / 120mm

Suspension rear / travel

Aluminium swing arm, full floater pro, compression and rebound damping adjustable, adjustable preload / 117mm





Steering head angle



M Carbon wheels

Rim size front

3.50 x 17"

Rim size rear

6.00 x 17"

Tyre front

120/70 ZR 17

Tyre, rear

200/55 ZR 17

Brake front

Twin disc brake, M Brake 4-piston fixed caliper, 5 mm diameter 320 mm

Brake rear

Single disc brake, 2-piston fixed caliper, diameter 220 mm


BMW Motorrad Race ABS Pro (part-integral), modes to select


ABS Pro settings for RAIN, ROAD, DYNAMIC mode, no ABS Pro in RACE and Race Pro 1-3 mode

Dimensions and weights



Inner leg curve


Useable tank volume

16.5 litres


Circa 4.1 litres



Height – exc mirrors


Width – exc mirrors


Dry weight

170 kg (M Competition Package 169.8 kg) without battery

Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled

192 kg (M Competition Package 191.8 kg)

Permitted total weight

407 kg

Payload (with standard equipment)

212 kg

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