BMW Motorrad has unveiled its newest street fighter sensation, the M 1000 R in India. This thrilling ride offers two variants — the standard version and the high-octane Competition model. The standard variant beckons you with a price tag of ₹33 lakh (ex-showroom), while the Competition version comes for ₹38 lakh (ex-showroom).
The BMW M 1000 R marks the arrival of BMW Motorrad's second M model. The superbike dons a single pod headlight paired with a robust fuel tank, exuding a muscular presence. Its rugged appeal is further accentuated by large tank extensions that extend towards the front. It boasts a flat and wide handlebar for precise control and a two-piece seat. For those seeking an extra dose of flair, the Competition variant mirrors the same design but is adorned in BMW's iconic colours – a blend of black, red, and blue.
At the heart of the M 1000 R is a 999cc inline four-cylinder engine tuned to produce 212bhp paired with a 113Nm torque. It has got a six-speed gearbox, complemented by the finesse of a slip-and-assist clutch and BMW's ShiftCam technology.
As per BMW, the M 1000 R sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds and can reach a maximum speed of 280 km/h. The bike has got an instrument cluster featuring a 6.5-inch TFT display. This display not only welcomes you with an engaging start-up animation adorned with the iconic M logo but also presents a revamped rev counter for precision monitoring. Additionally, it integrates with an OBD interface designed for the M GPS Datalogger and M GPS Laptrigger, ensuring you have all the data you need to master the track.
The bike's tech-savvy features extend to include a lightweight M battery, a handy rear USB charging socket, powerful LED light units for enhanced visibility, adaptive turning lights for added safety, electronic cruise control for cruising comfort, and heated grips for those chilly rides. With these innovations, the BMW M 1000 R is not just a motorcycle; it's an exhilarating experience on two wheels.
The BMW M 1000 R offers a range of riding modes, including Rain, Road, Dynamic, Race, and the advanced Race Pro1-3 modes. Complementing these modes is the latest generation of Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) and DTC wheelie function, harnessing the power of a 6-axis sensor box.
These features empower riders to customise and fine-tune various control functions to match their individual skill level and riding style. From engine response (throttle) to engine braking, traction control, wheelie control, ABS, and ABS Pro, you get the flexibility to tailor the bike's performance to your preferences.Furthermore, the 'Pro Modes' bring additional race-oriented features into play, including Launch Control for achieving the perfect race start and a pit-lane limiter for maintaining precise speed in the pit lane.