New Delhi: BMW, the luxury car and superbike manufacturer, has launched a new motorcycle in India called the M 1000R. The bike is available in two variants: Standard and Competition. Both variants share the same engine but have different features and prices. The bike is a naked streetfighter with a powerful performance and a sleek design.
The M 1000R is powered by a 999 cc water-cooled inline four-cylinder engine that produces 209 bhp of power and 113 Nm of torque. The bike can reach a top speed of 280 kmph and can accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in just 3.2 seconds. The bike has five riding modes: Rain, Road, Dynamic, Race, and Race Pro 1. These modes adjust the throttle response, traction control, wheelie control, engine braking, and ABS according to the road conditions and the rider’s preference.
The bike also has an impressive design with adjustable suspension at both ends. The front suspension has 45 mm upside-down forks and the rear suspension has a monoshock. The bike has dual disc brakes of 320 mm at the front and a single disc brake of 220 mm at the rear. The bike also has dual-channel ABS for enhanced safety.
The bike also has a host of features that make it more attractive and convenient. The bike has a 6.5-inch TFT display that shows various information such as speed, rpm, gear, fuel level, riding mode, lap time, and more. The display also has a new start-stop animation and a new interface for the GPS data logger and lap trigger. The bike also has all-LED lighting, a rear USB charging socket, an adaptive turning light, electronic cruise control, and a heated grip.
The M 1000R is a premium bike and its price reflects that. The Standard variant costs Rs 33 lakh and the Competition variant costs Rs 38 lakh (ex-showroom). The bike is sold as a completely built-up (CBU) unit only. The pre-orders of the bike have started at the company dealership and on the official website. However, the delivery of the bike will take some time and it is expected to start from January 2024.