BMW presents the M 1000 RR 50 Years M Anniversary Edition 2023 – Roadracing World Magazine

The BMW M 1000 RR 50 years M 2022

• Exclusive anniversary edition of the first M motorcycle, the M 1000 RR

• Exclusive M color – Sao Paulo Yellow.

• 50th anniversary badge of Mr.

• MSRP of $32,495

• Expected arrival on the American market – end of the third quarter of 2022.

Lake Woodcliff, New Jersey – May 19, 2022… To mark the 50th anniversary of BMW M GmbH,
founded in 1972 as BMW Motorsport GmbH, BMW Motorrad presents the M 1000 RR
M 50 Year Anniversary Edition in Sao Paulo Yellow with 50 Year Historic BMW M
badges. This striking combination pays homage to the spirit of nearly 100 years of
BMW Motorrad production and for 50 years of BMW M vehicles. To get the anniversary
edition, the M 1000 RR should be equipped with the 50 Years ///M Package option. In
In addition to the extensive use of M milled aluminum and M carbon parts, this set
includes lighter silver anodized aluminum swingarm, GPS M trigger release software
as well as the M endurance chain and passenger seat and seat cover.

The M 1000 RR can also be ordered in non-anniversary form by selecting the Light
White / M Motorsport Competition Pack.

M – The most powerful letter in the world

At the end of 2018, BMW Motorrad unveiled the M and M Performance special equipment
parts for some existing motorcycle models. The M 1000 RR, the first BMW motorcycle
bearing the brand name M made its global debut in September 2020.

The letter M is synonymous worldwide with racing success as well as high
high-performance BMW vehicles for performance-demanding customers,
exclusivity and individuality. The BMW M 1000 RR meets all these expectations
and continues the racing tradition of BMW M by being the base bike of the BMW
Motorrad World Superbike Team since 2021 and used by many racing teams
around the world.

An M 1000 RR 50 Years M Anniversary Edition model year 2023. Photo courtesy of BMW Motorrad.

BMW Motorsport GmbH and BMW M GmbH

BMW Motorsport GmbH was founded in 1972 with the idea of ​​uniting all BMW
motorsport activities under one roof and consolidating the construction of high performance racing cars and racing engines. The BMW 3.0 CSL (CSL = Coupe Sport Light)

debuted as BMW Motorsport GmbH’s first racing car in 1973. On the
On the occasion of the founding of BMW Motorsport GmbH, Robert A. Lutz, member of the
BMW AG’s Board of Directors for Sales in 1972 said, “A company is like a human being
be. If he plays sports, he stays fit, enthusiastic, more efficient and more powerful.

The BMW 3.0 CSL debuted in the European Touring Car Championship in 1973
featuring the three BMW Motorsport colors of blue, purple and red on a snow-white background. The updated Motorsport colors today are blue, dark blue and red.

This legendary color combination can be found on BMW M road vehicles which
appeared in the second half of the 1970s as well as on successful racing cars. Iconic cars
like the 1978 BMW M1 and the Brabham BMW with which Nelson Piquet won the
1983 Formula 1 World Championship.

An M 1000 RR 50 Years M Anniversary Edition model year 2023. Photo courtesy of BMW Motorrad.
An M 1000 RR 50 Years M Anniversary Edition model year 2023. Photo courtesy of BMW Motorrad.

From the Isle of Man to Dakar – BMW Motorrad and Motorsport

Racing success was not the exclusive domain of BMW four-wheelers, however.
Innovation stems from motorsport and this was especially true in the early decades. Legendary names from those early years include Ernst Jakob Henne who set no less than 76 world land speed records between 1929 and 1937 on supercharged BMW motorcycles and Georg “Schorsch” Meier who won the 1939 Senior Tourist Trophy on the island. de Man on his supercharged 500cc. BMW.

In 1976, exactly 37 years later, Helmut Dähn and Hans Otto Butenuth celebrated their fifth
place in the Isle of Man TT Production class. They had actually set the fastest time on
their BMW R 90 S but due to handicap rules they were seeded in fifth place behind two
250cc and two 500cc motorcycles. Nevertheless, given the best time, this fifth place
was celebrated as a victory.

74 years after “Schorsch” Meier’s success in the Senior TT, Michael Dunlop rode his BMW
S 1000 RR to victory in the 2014 Isle of Man TT Superbike race. In subsequent years,
the RR would go on to leave its unmistakable mark on the TT with more wins. BMW M colors would also be represented in off-road conditions such as the Paris-Dakar rallies of the early 1980s which were dominated by BMW GS factory drivers Hubert Auriol and Gaston Rahier.

Like no other BMW motorcycle, the M 1000 RR 50 Years M model carries it all
the historical DNA of motorsport within it.


standard equipment

• High windscreen

• BMW Motorrad Race ABS and ABS Pro

• 7 riding modes (Rain, Road, Dynamic, Race, Race Pro 1-3)

• Pit-Lane-Limiter

• Launch control

• Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) +/- Shift

• Wheel control

• Slide control

• Hill Start Control (HSC) Pro

• Dynamic Brake Control (DBC)

• Pro shift assist

• 6.5″ TFT screen

• LED headlight, tail light and indicators

• Heated grips

• Speed ​​regulator

• Light battery M,

• M chassis kit with rear height adjustment and swingarm pivot

50 years ///M Package (optional)

• Sao Paulo Yellow

• M’s 50th Anniversary Badges

• M GPS Lap Timer trigger software

• Rear seat cover and passenger kit

• M Carbon Package – Carbon front and rear fenders, upper fairing side panels, left and right carbon tank covers, carbon chain guard and sprocket cover.

• M Billet Pack – Billet aluminum engine guards, folding brake and clutch levers, M
rear rider controls, front brake lever guard.

• Clear anodized swingarm

• Chain of Endurance M



Engine type Water-cooled, 4-cylinder in-line, 4-stroke, four titanium valves per cylinder, BMW ShiftCam

Power 205 hp at 13,000 rpm

Torque 83 lb-ft. at 11,000 rpm

Compression ratio 13.5:1

Intake / Exhaust 33.5mm / 27.2mm

48.0mm throttle body

BMS-0 motor control

Emission Control 3-Way Closed-Loop Catalytic Converters, EU-5

Fuel Type Super Unleaded

450 watt alternator

M 12 volt / 5 A light battery, lithium-ion

Wet Sump Gearbox, 6 Speed, Constant Mesh, Straight Cut Gears

Primary Gear Ratio 1.652:1

I 2.647:1

II 2.091:1

III 1.727:1

IV 1.500:1

V 1.360:1

VI 1.261:1

17/46 final drive chain

Secondary ratio 2.706:1

Multi-disc clutch, anti-jump wet clutch

Chassis Cast aluminum bridge-type chassis, load-bearing motor

Front suspension 45 mm inverted telescopic forks, adjustable compression, rebound and preload

Rear suspension Aluminum swingarm, adjustable compression and rebound damping, adjustable preload

Front/rear suspension travel 4.7 / 4.6 inches

Wheelbase 57.4 inches

3.9 inch caster

Steering head angle 66.4 degrees

Length x width x height 81.6 x 33.4 x 47.1 inches

Seat height 32.8 inches

Inside leg curve 72.6 inches

Fuel capacity 4.4 gallons

Dry weight 375 lbs.

Curb Weight, Road Ready 423 lbs.

Payload 467 lbs.

Total weight allowed 897 lbs.

M Carbon Wheels

Wheel size, front/rear 3.50 x 17 / 6.0 x 17 inches

Tire size, front / rear 120/70 ZR17 / 200/55 ZR17

Brakes, front 320 mm (12.6″) twin discs, M 4-piston calipers

Brakes, rear Single 220 mm (8.7″) disc, 2-piston fixed caliper

ABS Pro ABS Pro settings for RAIN, ROAD, Dynamic, no ABS

Pro in RACE and RACE 1-3 settings

Acceleration, 0 – 60 mph Less than 3.1 sec

Top speed 189mph

BMW Group in America

BMW of North America, LLC has had a presence in the United States since 1975. RollsRoyce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003. The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial services for BMW. motor vehicle brand, including motorcycles, the MINI brand and RollsRoyce Motor Cars; Designworks, a California-based strategic design consultancy; a technology office in Silicon Valley and various other operations across the country. BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is the BMW Group’s global competence center for the BMW X models and manufactures the X3, X4, X5, X6 and X7 sports activity vehicles. The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the United States by networks of 350 BMW Passenger Car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle Centers, 146 BMW Motorcycle Dealerships, 105 MINI Passenger Car Dealerships and 38 Rolls-Royce Dealerships Motor Car. BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group’s sales headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.





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