Based on the S 1000 R and S 1000 RR, the 2023 BMW M 1000 R Sports Motorcycle, or M R for short, has a product lineup that has been fine-tuned to meet the specific requirements of a super sports roadster. The riding characteristics are apparent both on the open road and on the circuit.
2023 BMW M 1000 R Sports Motorcycle – Features and Specs
Ralf Mölleken, Project Manager Cars with four-cylinder engines
BMW Motorrad introduced the M Motorsport motorcycle brand at the year’s conclusion, and various BMW models may now be outfitted with M Performance Parts and M Special Equipment. The new 2023 BMW M 1000 R (or M R for short) is the second M model from BMW Motorrad to premiere worldwide, after the M 1000 RR superbike.
In celebration of BMW M GmbH’s 50th anniversary, BMW Motorrad has released the all-new M R, which stays true to the M brand’s concept of the world’s most powerful letter. M is synonymous with racing success and high-performance street BMWs. Therefore it’s aimed at customers who place a premium on individuality and performance. With an engine output of 205hp, a weight of 438.7lbs, and suspension technology and aerodynamics tailored for high-performance street track use, the new M R promises a spectacular riding experience in the roadster category long reserved for superbikes.
M perfection: winglets
Perfection is found in the details. M winglets generate downforce via aerodynamics, preventing takeoff for high-flying aircraft. At 220 kph, they add 11 kilograms to the front axle. You’ll benefit from early braking and acceleration in turns, more stability, and less tendency for the front tire to rise off the ground.
Engine and Chassis
We have achieved a technical balancing act with the M 1000 R engine. There is a lot of peak power for racing, and the power delivery is smooth and has enough low- and mid-range torque for riding on spirited back roads. Instantly improved acceleration and pulling power may be felt by the rider. Manager of the M 1000 R project, Ralf Möllleken
The new M R is powered by the same M RR-derived 999 cc, 4-cylinder, water-cooled, in-line engine. It has a higher maximum power output than the S 1000 R by 40 hp and a higher torque output of 83 lb-ft (11,000 rpm vs. 13,500 rpm). The S 1000 R’s maximum engine speed of 12,000 rpm has been increased to 14,600 rpm.
Super sports riders and racers may benefit from the increased acceleration power and lower torque requirements between 10,000 and 12,000 rpm.
Around 10,000 rpm, the new M R’s engine reaches its optimum performance, providing increased power and torque far beyond the engine’s redline. Rear wheel traction is improved across the board when a sprocket with 47 teeth is used as opposed to the standard sprocket with 45 teeth (S 1000 R). Additionally, the gear ratios for the fourth, fifth, and sixth gears have changed.
BMW ShiftCam Technology
Like the M RR, the intake ducts have been redesigned to increase peak output and provide ideal power distribution over the whole rev range. These are crucial for the high-intensity riding required by super sports vehicles on the street and the track. They’re engineered to provide maximum flow with more complex channel geometry than the S 1000 R.
BMW ShiftCam technology controls the timing and lift of the intake valves. Intake shift camshafts are typically three-piece assemblies, and this one has a torque cam, a power cam, and a shift section for each valve to be triggered. Similar to the S 1000 RR, the BMW ShiftCam on the M R start gear changes at 9,000 rpm. Shifting occurs based on the load, and the torque cam is engaged when more torque is required, below 9,000 rpm.
Axial displacement of the cam section allows for switching between the torque cam and the power cam for the intake valves in under 10 ms, depending on the load and the speed. A torque or power cam is modulated by the axial displacement of the cam segment, which is controlled by two shift cams on the cam segment and two electromechanical actuators. Various cam geometry designs are used to alter the timing and valve lift. Compared to the maximum valve lift provided by the full-load cam, which is provided by the partial-load cam.
Light, Compact Engine with Wet Sump Lubrication
Cylinder liners built into the engine block are polished-slide-honed to reduce friction, and the oil and water pumps have been combined into a single, compact module. The tubing in the water and oil cooling circuit is kept to a minimum and is very durable in the spirit of a racing engine. Because the starter’s main reduction gear is directly coupled to the clutch’s primary gear wheel, a single-gear wheel is required on the crankshaft to achieve the narrowest possible profile. The starter motor is built into the top of the housing, behind the cylinders. The location of the crankshaft may be calculated thanks to the rotor/generator.
Wet sump oil supply, similar to that used in the RR. For maximum operational safety, the suction point of the pump and the oil pan keel are both set at shallow heights. The anti-hopping clutch is operated from the driver’s side of the engine. The upper portion of the M R’s housing is dedicated to the lightweight, compact, and precise 6-speed gearbox with Pro-Shift Assistant.
Improved Performance & Acceleration across the Rev Range
The new M R engine is much more powerful than the S 1000 R’s four-cylinder engine over the whole rpm range. The gain in speed and towing capacity is evident. In 7.5 seconds, the M R reaches 124 miles per hour, 0.5 seconds less than the S 1000 R. Pull-through values, determined in sixth gear, provide an extra dimension of awe to the scene. From 37 to 62 mph, the M R takes just 2.9 seconds, while the S 1000 R needs 3.3 seconds. The intermediate sprint takes 2.8 seconds (S 1000 R: 4.0 seconds) between 87 and 112 miles per hour and 2.5 seconds (S 1000 R: 3.3 seconds) between 62 and 93 miles per hour.
The new M R engine is much more powerful than the S 1000 R engine at speeds between 10,000 and 14,600 rpm, without sacrificing the bike’s remarkable qualities as a terrific street machine. It is of paramount importance while engaging in active track riding.
The new M R has two distinct riding modes: one for the street and one for the track. In addition to the standard four street riding modes (Rain, Road, Dynamic, and Race), the new M R adds three track riding modes (“Race Pro 1,” “Race Pro 2,” and “Race Pro 3,” respectively). To further improve safety and performance while accelerating, modern Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) systems include a 6-axis sensor cluster, a lean angle sensor, and fine-tuned settings.
The DTC has four standard presets for the DTC wheelie function, and the related riding modes are “Rain,” “Road,” “Dynamic,” and “Race.” In the “Race Pro” riding modes, you may also make precise adjustments (+/- Shift). DTC wheelies may be adjusted to suit your needs. By sensing when the rider’s front wheel lifts off the ground, this technology makes it possible to prevent or limit wheelies to maximize acceleration.
2023 BMW M 1000 R Sports Motorcycle – Price
The new 2023 BMW M 1000 R Sports Motorcycle is available at $21,365 only.
2023 BMW M 1000 R Sports Motorcycle – Technical Specifications
|Rated output||152 kW (205 HP) at 13,750 rpm|
|Emission control||A closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter|
|Type||Water/oil-cooled in-line four-cylinder, the four-stroke engine including four titanium valves per cylinder & BMW Shiftcam variable intake camshaft control|
|Bore x stroke||80mm x 49.7mm|
|Max. torque||113Nm at 11,100rpm|
|Mixture control||Electronic intake pipe injection / digital EMS: BMS-O including throttle-by-wire|
|Exhaust emission standards||EU-5|
|Fuel consumption / 100km based on WMTC||6.4 l|
|CO2 emission based on WMTC||149 g/km|
|Fuel type||Premium unleaded (max. 5 % ethanol, E5), 93-98 ROZ/RON|
|Alternator||Permanent magnet alternator with 450 W (nominal power)|
|Battery||12 V / 5 Ah, maintenance-free|
|Clutch||Multiplate clutch in oil bath, anti-hopping clutch, with self-reinforcement|
|Gearbox||Claw-shifted 6-speed gearbox integrated into the transmission housing|
|Drive||Chain 525 17/47|
|Traction control||BMW Motorrad DTC|
|Frame||Bridge-type frame, cast aluminum, co-supporting engine|
|Front-wheel location/suspension||Upside-down telescopic fork, diameter 45 mm, electronic self-adjusting DDC Dynamic Damping Control, spring preload, rebound and compression stages adjustable|
|Rear wheel location/suspension||Aluminum twin-sided swingarm, DDC Dynamic Damping Control (central shock absorber), adjustable spring preload, rebound, and compression stages electronically adjustable|
|Suspension travel, front/rear||120 mm / 117 mm|
|Steering head angle||65.8°|
|Wheels||Aluminium forged wheel|
|Rim, front||3.50 x 17″|
|Rim, rear||6.00 x 17″|
|Tire, rear||200/55 ZR17|
|Brake, front||Twin disc brake, diameter 320 mm, 4-piston fixed caliper|
|Brake, rear||Single disc brake, diameter 220 mm, 1-piston floating caliper|
|ABS||BMW Motorrad ABS Pro|
|Seat height at unladen weight||830 mm|
|Inner leg curve at unladen weight||1,835 mm|
|Usable tank volume||16.5 l|
|Reserve||approx. 4 l|
|Height||1,176 mm (above the mirror, at DIN unladen weight)|
|Width||996 mm (above mirror)|
|Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled||199 kg|
|Permitted total weight||407 kg|
|Payload (with standard equipment)||210 kg|