BMW Supersportive e hypernaked 2023
Race baby, race
From the hypersport S1000RR and M1000RR to the hypernaked S1000R and M1000R. Andrea Silva, BMW Motorrad Italy communications manager, told us about them
It will be a sporty 2023 that BMW is preparing for. In recent weeks, the Munich-based manufacturer has unveiled a host of models powered by the one-litre inline four-cylinder engine.
In this interview, Andrea Silva, PR & Communication Manager Motorrad for BMW Italy, illustrates the novelties in the S and M series. He tells us about the genesis and salient features of the updated S1000RR, the evolved M1000RR and M1000R, and the confirmed S1000R. Four motorbikes that cover the demand for sporty fairing bikes also dedicated to the series derivatives championships and hyper nakeds capable of extraordinary performance on the road but also on the track.
The first S1000RR dates back to 2019 and marked BMW's entry into the world of superbikes with its 193 horsepower and 183 kg dry weight.
From that bike came the first naked S1000R and then the S1000XR crossover. But not before we saw an HP4 version. A complete generational leap in 2019 also saw the introduction of the engine with ShiftCam variable valve timing and lift (207 hp less weight).
The first M1000RR was then presented in 2020: it went on sale the following year and was also able to win the last two editions of the National Trophy Superbike.
The new M1000RR m.y. 2023, explains Andrea Silva, is capable of 212 hp at 14,500 rpm, has forged pistons with two rings, titanium valves and connecting rods. It comes with new winglets and other aerodynamic features (top speed increased from 306 to 314 km/h). It has a dry weight of 170 kg.
The M1000R hyper naked sports a remarkable 210 hp at 13,750 rpm and a top speed of 280 km/h. It has winglets like the RR and weighs 199 kg with a full tank.