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BMW M 1000 R ups the ante on sports naked supremacy

BMW Motorrad have continued the big announcements with the release of their second M model bike the M 1000 R a sports naked/roadster offering. Boasting 154kW and weighing in at just 199kgs the M 1000 R truly lifts the game in both high performance and handling in this market segment.

BMW’s first ever M 1000 R features a modified water-cooled 4-cylinder in-line engine based on the power unit of the S 1000 RR. Its peak power output is 154kW, which represents a 33kW increase on the S 1000 R.

2023 BMW M 1000 R
2023 BMW M 1000 R

Maximum torque of 113Nm ensures increased rear wheel traction in all gears, with further assistance from a shorter secondary gear ratio through the use of a sprocket with 47 teeth. In addition, gear ratios for the fourth, fifth and sixth gears are also shorter.

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The new M 1000 R also features winglets on the front side panels, for even faster lap times on the racetrack and the best possible riding stability at high speeds. The suspension and chassis are based on the S 1000 R with the aluminium bridge frame as the centrepiece.

2023 BMW M 1000 R
2023 BMW M 1000 R

The front wheel is controlled by an upside-down fork with a 45mm sliding tube diameter in an “All Black” design. It is equipped with closed cartridge inserts and separate hydraulic piston-cylinder systems.

Another new feature of the M 1000 R is the additional adjustability of the fork’s spring base in conjunction with the standard dynamic damping control. It also features an upper triple clamp with an elaborately milled-over handlebar clamp.

2023 BMW M 1000 R
2023 BMW M 1000 R

A black aluminium tubular handlebar, with a wider design than previously seen on the S 1000 R and with lasered “BMW M 1000 R” lettering also features, as do handlebar end mirrors forged from aluminium.

New M brake callipers and an adjustable steering damper are also included. Together with two 5mm thick 320mm brake discs, black anodised aluminium brake disc carriers, and a new radial hand brake pump, it marks the pinnacle of brake development.

2023 BMW M 1000 R
2023 BMW M 1000 R

The new M 1000 R is also equipped with lightweight forged aluminium wheels as standard, with exclusive M Carbon wheels offered as part of the M Competition package. A new brake slide assist function enables a brake drift into corners with a constant and controlled slide.

The instrument cluster sports a dynamic M start-up animation, along with an extended display of the red speed range. The performance-oriented nature of the new M 1000 R is also reflected in its colour concept.

TFT display on the 2023 BMW M 1000 R
TFT display on the 2023 BMW M 1000 R

Lightwhite non-metallic/M Motorsport makes the basic variant look particularly light and sporty, while the Blackstorm metallic/M Motorsport colour scheme included in the M Competition package stands for sheer power and dynamism.

The M Competition package includes M Carbon wheels, an M rider footrest system, a number of M Carbon parts, and the M pillion package. The 2023 BMW M 1000 R is priced from $32,290 plus on-roads, with the M Competition version at $39,890 plus on-roads. Bikes are due to arrive in Australia early 2023.

For further information, please contact your local BMW Motorrad dealer.

2023 BMW M 1000 R
2023 BMW M 1000 R
Andrew Jenkin
Andrew Jenkinhttp://twowheeladdicts.com.au
Andrew Jenkin is the founding editor of Two Wheel Addicts, ride editor at Exhaust Notes Australia, a contributor to BikeReview and Drivetribe as well as being a panel judge of Harley Davidson's Breakout Boss competition. Andrew has a love for anything on two wheels whether that be sports, naked or adventure bikes, with a guilty pleasure for cruisers.

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