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BMW: new documents show the M 1000 R on the road

The Bavarians have been working on a few new bikes in the lab – and according to vehicle certification documents from Switzerland and Germany, one of them will be a high-performance S 1000 R.

BMW first launched the “M” class in 2021 with the M 1000 RR, which featured a displacement of 212 hp, a weight of 192 kg, heated grips and cruise control (via GQ magazine).

This new machine – listed in the homologation papers as the M 1000 R – may not have the same specs, but it will slot into an equally important niche in the motorcycle industry (via Moto.com).

Homologation documents showing the new BMW bikes on the way. Media sourced from Motorcycle.com.

207 bhp and the blessed addition of a ShiftCam will have this particular bike with a top speed of over 174 mph, beating the original S 1000 R numbers by 16 clear ponies and landing it squarely in the supersport luxury record at alongside beasts like KTM’s 1290 Super Duke (180 hp) and Ducati’s Streetfighter V4 (205 hp).

BMW S 1000 R. Media sourced from BMW.
BMW S 1000 R. Media sourced from BMW.

“Even without the full specs, we know the chassis will undergo several changes due to the one inch longer wheelbase, 2.5 inches of extra height and the 200 section rear tyre,” continues the report.

“The documents, however, do not disclose the M-trim’s suspension components – however, we wouldn’t be surprised to see the same semi-active system from the 2022 S 1000 RM Package make an appearance.”

BMW's S 100 R, which is about to be updated as an
BMW’s S 100 R, which is about to be updated as an “M” variant. Media sourced from Motorcycle.com.

With EICMA around the corner and a few bikes yet to be launched into the motorsports industry proper, we look forward to every new day with its potential for a new press release to be held. and sent to your respective inboxes.

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*Media from BMW and Moto.com*

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