The new BMW M1000XR, abbreviated M XR, blends sportiness with exceptional long-distance performance. It is the appropriate companion for the rider who puts tremendous demands on his machine, whether on embankment roads, lengthy travels, or on the race circuit.
The letter M is linked with global motorsport success and translates that performance to the road. BMW's high-performance vehicles are designed for the discerning consumer who has high expectations for performance, exclusivity, and personalization. Since the advent of the letter M at BMW Motorrad in 2019, buyers have had the option of not only specific M accessories and M Performance Parts, but also two distinct M models: the M RR and M R. In the near future, BMW Motorrad will introduce a third model: the M1000XR.
The BMW M1000XR brings together the greatest characteristics of the S1000XR, S1000RR, and M1000RR. The prototype of the M 1000 XR offers a foretaste of a motorbike that feels at home on unpaved roads, longer motorcycle adventures, and race courses in the centenary year of "100 years of BMW Motorrad" - and the nearly 100-year tradition in motorsport. The machine accomplishes this with unmatched performance in its class.
In the M1000XR, BMW Motorrad combines the 4-cylinder engine from the BMW S 1000 RR with BMW ShiftCam technology. With an output of more than 147 kW (200 hp), a top speed of +/- 280 km/h, a weight of only 223 kg including all fluids, improved chassis technology and aerodynamics, and finally special electronics designed to achieve the best performance regardless of the situation, the new M XR brings supersport performance to its own segment. The optional M Competition package reduces overall weight and improves driving dynamics even further.
Aerodynamics are at least as crucial as the powertrain and suspension. The new M XR has winglets that promise to give improved driving stability at any speed. They keep track of the best possible contact between the wheels and the road surface, particularly when accelerating and traveling at high speeds. The winglets' downforce keeps the front wheel on the ground and decreases the tendency for wheelies during acceleration. As a result, the traction control system is not required to intervene as rapidly, and more driving energy can be translated into acceleration. As a result, the cyclist has faster lap times. Furthermore, the overall seating position improves control of the motorcycle, even when used on the track.
The new M XR, like the M RR and MR, has the M brake system. It features World Superbike Championship experience from BMW Motorrad factory racers. The M calipers are distinguished by their blue coating and the iconic M emblem.
BMW Motorrad will not publish more information about the new BMW M1000XR until the second half of 2023.