BMW M has forged a reputation for adding performance parts and components to some of the most popular BMW models. Until recently, those M Performance parts were limited to BMW cars. Now, BMW Motorrad is equipping the S 1000 RR with M Performance parts.
M Performance additions
BMW recently decided to enter the S 1000 RR in the FIM WorldSBK Superbike championship. To give the S 1000 RR the edge over its competition, BMW will add an assortment of M Performance gear to the bike. Upgraded features include M carbon fiber wheels, an M Chassis Kit with rear ride height adjustment and M sport seats. BMW will also give the S 1000 RR a new paint job to more closely resemble the rest of the BMW M lineup. Other exterior aesthetics include the “M” logo embossed on the motorcycle’s seat.
These M Performance parts are for more than just show. The upgraded, lightweight battery makes the model nimbler; an adjustment needed for victory at FIM WorldSBK.
BMW’s expanded racing initiatives
The S 1000 RR’s entry into the FIM WorldSBK is just a small step in BMW’s efforts to increase its engagement in the world of motorcycle racing. BMW will collaborate with Shaun Muir Racing during these superbike racing events.
BMW developed these parts to help the S 1000 RR succeed during its championship run, but these M Performance upgrades will also be available to the public via BMW’s accessories program.
With these M Performance upgrades added to BMW’s signature motorcycle, the BMW M Division is expanding in exciting ways.
This article is presented by New Century BMW Motorcycles in Alhambra, California.