The 2021 BMW M 1000 RR has been revealed, and it's the first proper two-wheeled model to officially wear the fabled M badge.The news comes on the heels of the launch of the BMW M3 sedan and M4 coupe, making it the third M vehicle to be released within 24 hours.While the company did release an M Package for the BMW S 1000 RR back in 2018 which included a number of M-branded performance parts this latest model is the first official motorcycle from BMW M.Based heavily on the S 1000 RR, BMW's M division worked on the bike's engine, brakes, handling, and aerodynamics, all with the intention of on-track performance.Referred to as the M RR, the 1.0-litre four-cylinder engine uses titanium valves and conrods to help achieve 156kW and 113Nm, while a weight of 192kg has been met thanks to the widespread use of carbon-fibre.Winglets at the front of the motorcycle are said to aid downforce, improving cornering stability and reducing the M RR's propensity to perform wheelies which also lessens the need for the traction control to interfere.The new M RR is arguably more aligned with the origins of the M badge (originally short for 'Motorsport') than many of its modern counterparts, as it's understood the bike has been designed to meet homologation standards for international racing including the Australian Superbike Championship series.A limited number of BMW M 1000 RR motorbikes will be offered locally in early 2021, with pricing expected to exceed $50,000, or roughly double the price of the S 1000 RR on which it's based.MORE: BMW M news and reviewsMORE: Everything BMW


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