2022 BMW M 1000 RR Evaluation


Within the higher fringe of the superbike class, BMW Motorrad campaigns its 2022 M 1000 RR ($36,995 as examined). That is the German model’s top-of-the-range liter-class homologation particular for the 2022 mannequin yr. This sportbike provides an array of technical enhancements versus the bottom S 1000 RR.

Editor’s word: We take a look at rode earlier S 1000 RRs through the 2020 BMW S 1000 RR First Trip Evaluation, 2020 BMW S 1000 RR MC Commute Evaluation, 2021 BMW S 1000 RR MC Commute Evaluation and 2022 BMW S 1000 RR Evaluation at Double R Fest articles and movies.

We swing a leg over BMW Motorrad’s top shelf liter-class superbike in the 2022 M 1000 RR ($36,995).

We swing a leg over BMW Motorrad’s prime shelf liter-class superbike within the 2022 M 1000 RR ($36,995). (BMW Motorrad/)

Starting with the 999cc inline-four, inside there are aluminum cast pistons and titanium connecting rods. The cylinder head has been reshaped and now advantages from titanium exhaust springs. Different enhancements embody an up to date airbox with improved and nonetheless electronically height-adjustable velocity stacks.

The dual-spar aluminum body has been modified with materials eliminated in sure areas. The triple clamp offset is decreased, so the clamps are extra far ahead. The steering geometry has been relaxed to spice up stability at larger speeds.

The swingarm pivot has extra finite adjustment (most adjustment vary stays the identical). The swingarm can also be a half pound lighter and consists of an adjuster to switch the linkage ratio of the rear suspension. It’s simple to make changes: Loosen the Torx head screw then loosen the fastener contained in the linkage. The mechanic then pivots the arm and adjusts the linkage ratio. There’s lots of adjustment inside this M 1000 as in comparison with the RR.

The M 1000 RR’s braking package deal has additionally been tweaked. Blue anodized Nissin calipers are fitted and grip a pair of 320mm rotors which can be 0.5 millimeter thicker than the usual mannequin. After all, this bike is dripped in carbon fiber. Carbon fiber wheels and winglets that improve the downforce of this bike by 16 kilos at 120-something mph. We even have superior embossed rearsets which can be adjustable, so you’ll be able to modify the place of the footpegs and the rear brake and shift lever to your liking. We’re large followers of bikes that supply footpeg adjustment.

This M 1000 RR additionally consists of GPS knowledge acquisition, so you’ll be able to monitor lap occasions and the vitals of the bike whereas setting quick (or gradual?) laps. And since it’s a BMW, it provides heated grips and a USB charging port below the seat. Motorrad understands that we prefer to journey on the highway, on the observe, and in all sorts of climate.

It is a handsome-looking bike and it rings in at $37,000. Sure, it prices round $12,000 greater than a normal S 1000 RR, however you get lots of further options and enhancements for the cash. It’s value noting that for the 2023 MY, BMW Motorrad has a brand new and improved M 1000 RR, which we hope to function in the future.

Swinging a leg over the M 1000 RR, we love its standard mechanical ignition key. This key’s locked to the 6.5-inch sprint show, so while you reflash it, you must take away this whole ignition setup, in addition to the ECU. Diving into the menu on this colour TFT permits you to entry car settings, similar to the usual RR.

Right here within the “settings” menu is the place issues get good. There are three race modes that you would be able to customise (Race Professional 1, 2, 3). The rider can tweak engine energy, engine-brake, traction management (BMW calls it DTC), wheelie management, and ABS. For this take a look at we personalized the Race Professional 3 mode. We put in most energy (duh); we additionally engaged most engine-brake. We desire the utmost engine-brake setting as a result of we want further assist slowing the car. We may see how sooner operators may need extra free-wheeling impact throughout nook entry. We additionally chosen a decrease DTC setting. Wheelie management, we chosen Stage 2. So it’s not the least aggressive wheelie mitigation mode. By way of ABS, we selected Stage 2, so once more, not probably the most aggressive ABS setting. Rear ABS is enabled within the setting.

This M 1000 RR is ready up with reverse shift with a shift sample of 1 up, 5 down. This modification reduces the brief period of time it takes to upshift into the following cog.

Double R Fest is a BMW Motorrad trackday expertise, however you don’t have to simply journey a S 1000 RR. It’s open to all sorts of bikes. However the motive many riders selected to journey BMW is as a result of it provides a lot character and charisma.

Once you get the engine revving north of 10,000 rpm, you’ve received to hold on tight. With a claimed 205 hp, this bike accelerates like a fighter jet rotating off a runway. We additionally worth how gentle this bike feels. With a 423-pound curb weight with a full 4.4 gallons of 91-octane gas, it feels even lighter than the spec chart says. One other neat function about this M 1000 RR that we didn’t point out in our preview commentary is the taller windscreen. Tall windscreens are a giant profit for tall motorcyclists.

This M 1000 RR has the non-compulsory torque map put in. The dealership-installed programming removes the second- and third-gear torque output limitation that the usual US-spec S 1000 RR’s are topic to. This map helps you to get a really feel for its powerband. On the flip aspect although, horsepower is restricted. BMW says the engine is able to 205 hp, however in US configuration one of the best we’ve seen is upwards of 182 ponies on the enterprise finish of the 200-series rear tire.

As common we love the slick-shifting efficiency of the electronics quickshifter. It makes it simple to row by way of the gears. If there may be one unfavorable factor about this engine configuration, traditionally it’s that it vibrates like loopy. However, then once more, what do you anticipate for a bike that makes 180 hp in unrestricted type.

The electronics permit this bike to go from gentle to wild with a press of a button. Contemplating the lofty stage of digital changes, you’ll should spend a while on the controls of this car to essentially perceive optimum rider-aid settings. Equally, there’s a excessive stage of adjustability within the mechanical facets of the bike: the suspension changes, swingarm pivot adjustment, and rear suspension linkage adjustment.

However simply urgent some buttons will make for a vastly completely different using bike. We additionally worth the power to regulate DTC in actual time with the handlebar-mounted change. That allows you to dial in roughly wheel spin for the situations, or your expertise stage. Skilled-grade riders on used tires will definitely like the power to tweak and modify DTC in actual time.

The brakes on this M 1000 RR should not vastly completely different from the bottom mannequin, nevertheless the additional rotor width helps by way of warmth dissipation. It was a cool day within the Southern California desert at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway, and there aren’t deep braking zones. (Editor’s word: Chuckwalla is extra of a momentum-based racing circuit and operators aren’t making use of the brakes for an extended length.) Nonetheless, it’s neat the Motorrad division is engineering equipment for probably the most demanding riders and racetracks worldwide.

As at all times, we’re large followers of the carbon fiber wheels (non-compulsory on commonplace S 1000 RRs). This improve not solely reduces unsprung mass, however makes this superbike so maneuverable. In the course of the 2022 BMW S 1000 RR Evaluation at Double R Fest, we recall how maneuverable it was by way of the quick and tough esses part. That’s the place carbon fiber wheels actually come in useful.

The M 1000 RR is the primary BMW superbike to include aerodynamics within the type of carbon fiber winglets. At 120-something mph, they generate greater than 16 kilos of downforce. That will not seem to be loads, however when getting into turns at pace, any further downforce actually helps the entrance tire chunk into pavement.

On the finish of the day, BMW’s M 1000 RR is an unimaginable machine. It’s remarkably extra polished and honed versus the usual RR. Highlights embody close to stinction-less motion of the fork and the succesful and feel-rich brakes that beg the rider to brake deeper every session. We additionally adore the copious stage of really feel the entrance finish provides at lean. But it nonetheless activates a dime, and provides elevated stability at pace! That’s one space the place this fourth-generation RR surpasses the earlier technology. Tall riders may even proceed to understand its ergonomics particularly with the taller windscreen and absolutely adjustable rearsets.

As at all times, this compact inline-four is mesmerizing. After all, having the restricted horsepower output takes away from the enjoyable issue, however having the non-compulsory torque map put in makes it vastly extra succesful for observe riders. Realistically, if this bike was ours, we’d ship the ECU, sprint show, and the ignition key modules to an aftermarket reflash heart and have 190-something horsepower on the enterprise finish of this bike.

On the flip aspect, contemplating the huge modifications engineers made to this powertrain, it’s not that a lot completely different than the second- and third-generation S 1000 RR’s by way of elementary real-world observe using energy. The 2015 mannequin yr machines made 190 hp on the again tire. The present engine package deal has a smoother powerband with the entire built-in digital counter measures, so we’re not saying that the previous engine is superior… However the earlier configuration made lots of energy off the dealership flooring.

Superbike lovers that need one thing particular, will adore BMW’s attractive M 1000 RR. It provides demanding riders a excessive stage of mechanical and digital adjustment dripping in tasty carbon fiber. Think about its lofty match and end and its three-year, 36,000-mile guarantee, with roadside help and there are a heck of lots of causes to journey BMW.


Helmet: AGV Pista GP RR Futuro

Go well with: Dainese Misano 2 D-Air

Gloves: Dainese Full Steel 6

Boots: Dainese Axial D1

2022 BMW M 1000 RR Technical Specs and Value

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PRICE $36,995 (as examined)
ENGINE 999cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled inline-four; 16 valves
BORE x STROKE 80.0 x 49.8mm
FUEL DELIVERY Twin-stage digital gas injection
CLUTCH Moist, multiplate slipper clutch; cable actuation
FRAME Twin-spar aluminum
FRONT SUSPENSION 45mm Marzocchi inverted fork, absolutely adjustable; 4.7 in. journey
REAR SUSPENSION Marzocchi gas-charged shock, absolutely adjustable; 4.6 in. journey
FRONT BRAKES Radial-mount 4-piston calipers, twin 320mm floating discs w/ ABS
REAR BRAKE 1-piston caliper, 220mm disc w/ ABS
WHEELS, FRONT/REAR Carbon fiber; 17 x 3.5 in. / 17 x 6.0 in.
TIRES, FRONT/REAR Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP V3; 120/70-17 / 200/55-17
RAKE/TRAIL 23.6°/3.9 in.
WHEELBASE 57.4 in.
SEAT HEIGHT 32.8 in.
WARRANTY 3 years, limitless mileage
CONTACT bmw.com

It’s remarkable how many improvements the Motorrad team made to its M 1000 RR versus the standard RR.

It’s exceptional what number of enhancements the Motorrad workforce made to its M 1000 RR versus the usual RR. (BMW Motorrad/)

Fully adjustable billet foot controls let the rider customize how he or she interacts with the motorcycle.

Totally adjustable billet foot controls let the rider customise how she or he interacts with the bike. (BMW Motorrad/)

The M 1000 RR’s front end is a clear highlight in the handling department.

The M 1000 RR’s entrance finish is a transparent spotlight within the dealing with division. (BMW Motorrad/)

Carbon fiber winglets generate downforce at speed and push the front tire into the pavement for extra grip.

Carbon fiber winglets generate downforce at pace and push the entrance tire into the pavement for further grip. (BMW Motorrad/)

Taller than average riders will appreciate how comfortable the M 1000 RR is for track riding.

Taller than common riders will admire how snug the M 1000 RR is for observe using. (BMW Motorrad/)

Riders looking for the most bespoke inline four powered liter-bike will appreciate what BMW Motorrad offers with its 2022 M 1000 RR.

Riders in search of probably the most bespoke inline 4 powered liter-bike will admire what BMW Motorrad provides with its 2022 M 1000 RR. (BMW Motorrad/)


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