BMW M 1000 R Storms the Indian Market at Rs 33 Lakh

   Oct 06,2023

BMW has introduced its latest addition to the Indian market, the M 1000 R. This remarkable motorcycle derives its name from BMW's renowned M division, synonymous with high-performance machines.


The M 1000 RR employs the same 999cc inline-four engine found in the S 1000 RR, delivering an impressive 212hp at 14,500rpm. This places it at the pinnacle of naked production motorcycles in terms of power and makes it second in BMW's lineup only to the fully faired M 1000 RR, which also boasts 212hp. Our recent encounter involved riding the M 1000 RR MotoGP Safety Bike during the Indian GP, offering a thrilling and unforgettable experience.

The M 1000 R essentially swaps out the 165hp engine of the naked S 1000 R and replaces it with the robust motor found in the full-fledged superbike, enhanced with BMW's innovative Shiftcam variable valve timing technology. While this powerplant delivers remarkable performance figures, with class-leading power, it falls slightly short in torque compared to the Ducati Streetfighter V4's 123Nm. BMW asserts an impressive 0-100kph acceleration time of 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 280kph. Such incredible speeds on a naked bike are nothing short of breathtaking – just the thought of it leaves our necks tingling with excitement.

The design of the M 1000 R stands out with its distinctive paint schemes and prominent front wings. BMW asserts that these winglets enhance downforce, whether the bike is in a leaned-over position or upright. Additionally, the front fender is strategically designed to direct cooling air towards the brake calipers and rotors, ensuring optimal braking performance.

The base price for the M 1000 R starts at Rs 33 lakh, and for an additional 5 lakh rupees, you can opt for the M Competition pack. This package includes carbon fiber wheels, various carbon fiber and billet aluminum components, adjustable M footpegs, and more.

When you consider the price point, the M 1000 R offers a significant cost advantage of Rs 16 lakh compared to the BMW M 1000 RR, while remaining competitively priced with the Ducati Streetfighter V4 SP2 at Rs 34.99 lakh. While this represents good value in comparison, it's worth noting that the M 1000 R is nearly 10 lakhs more expensive than the top-tier Pro M Sport variant of the S 1000 R, which already includes carbon fiber wheels as standard.

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