No Compromises: BMW M1000R Debuts with 205hp on Tap

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For the 2023 model year, BMW is adding to its M Motorcycle lineup, adding an M1000R streetfighter to its now updated M1000RR superbike. And on that same vein, BMW Motorrad is bringing some real substance for its “motorsports” models.

Whereas the current generation BMW S1000R is a bit…let’s say bland…when compared to a segment filled 200+ horsepower streetfighter road bikes, the new 2023 BMW M1000R is a no-compromises offering from the German brand.

With 205hp on tap, the BMW M1000R debuts with the big horsepower numbers that consumers are looking for, along with a litany of premium pieces that fill this high-end space.

That feat has been achieved by dropping the four-cylinder engine found on the M1000RR superbike into the street-focused variant, which means the M1000R boasts an extra 2,600 rpm over the current S1000R offering.

This means that the intake ducts have been reworked for the BMW M1000R, and of course, winglets have been bolted onto the side of the machine’s chassis to help keep that extra power down on the ground.

Using its ShiftCam variable intake timing, BMW claims that the M1000R still offers plenty of grunt low in the rev range (nearly the same as the current S1000R street bike), with the peak torque figure coming in at a familiar 83 lbs•ft (same as the BMW M1000RR / S1000RR).

A new titanium exhaust can helps keep the weight figures low, with BMW Motorrad quoting a 439 lbs curb weight.

The usual suite of electronics come with the 2023 BMW M1000R, including an up/down quickshifter, five riding modes (including three Race Pro modes), traction control, wheelie control, launch control, uphill start, and a pit lane speed limiter.

As one would expect in this segment, the suspension is semi-active and linked to the riding modes for the throttle map. Rear-wheel sliding has also been added to the ABS package, which is something that is popping up more in the superbike/streetfighter segment.

Forged aluminum wheels are standard on the M1000R, though one can upgrade easily enough to the carbon fiber pieces that come standard on the M1000RR superbike.

If you like what you see, then you will need to set aside $21,345 to put a 2023 BMW M1000R in your garage. Availability begins in January 2023.

Source: BMW Motorrad USA