The world of motorcycles is about to witness a groundbreaking addition to BMW Motorrad’s prestigious M series. Building on the legacy of racing success and high-performance vehicles, BMW has unveiled the M 1000 XR prototype – a long-distance sports bike that redefines excellence on country roads, in endurance journeys, and even on the race track.
Unleashing Unprecedented Power
At the heart of the M 1000 XR lies an extraordinary in-line four-cylinder engine, boasting BMW ShiftCam technology and a remarkably low weight. This powerhouse, based on the engine of the renowned BMW S 1000 RR super sports bike, generates over 147 kW (200 hp) of pure adrenaline. With a fully-fueled weight of just 223 kg, the M XR pushes the boundaries of performance, providing an exhilarating experience that was previously unparalleled in its segment.
Mastering Every Terrain
The M 1000 XR prototype effortlessly combines the best of both worlds. Designed to excel on country roads, long-distance rides, and high-speed racetracks, this crossover motorcycle defies conventional limitations. Its advanced chassis technology, aerodynamics, and control electronics cater to the demands of high-performance road use, endurance riding, and blazing laps around the track. For those seeking further weight reduction and enhanced riding dynamics, the optional M Competition Package offers an even more thrilling experience. With a top speed of approximately 280 km/h, the M XR prototype guarantees an unforgettable adventure on any road.
A key aspect of the M XR’s development was the integration of cutting-edge aerodynamics. The addition of winglets elevates the bike’s stability, particularly at high speeds, while accommodating the increased engine power. These winglets ensure optimal contact between the wheels and the road surface, facilitating acceleration and reducing wheelie tendencies. By enhancing front-wheel load during acceleration, the M XR enables the rider to convert more power into acceleration, resulting in faster lap times. Furthermore, the carefully crafted seating position places the rider at the forefront, enhancing bike control, especially in supersport mode.
Continuing the legacy of the M series, the M XR prototype is equipped with highly acclaimed M brakes. Drawing on the experience gained from BMW Motorrad’s involvement in the Superbike World Championship, the M brakes deliver unparalleled braking performance. Featuring a radial hand brake pump and striking blue anodized coating adorned with the iconic M logo, these brakes epitomize precision and power, further enhancing the motorcycle’s overall performance.
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