While the BMW S2023RR 1000 had some necessary upgrades to put this liter car on par with the rest, BMW Motorrad went a step further with the M1000RR to give this superbike some serious character.
This starts visually, with the BMW M2023 M1000RR featuring a pronounced front fascia with massive air intakes between the headlights.
From there, the revised carbon-fiber wing continues the look the M1000RR started with, albeit now with more downforce (nearly 50 pounds at 186 mph).
Our favorite is the aftermarket aero wheel housing, which doesn’t look like it was stolen from a Ducati MotoGP bike at all.
The 999cc inline engine with twin-ring pistons still produces 205 hp/83 lb ft – the same as the S1000RR, but revs faster thanks to the addition of connecting rods. Pankl Titanium.
Dripping in the exposed carbon-fiber bodywork, the updated BMW M1000RR has a curb weight of 423 pounds — 11 pounds less than the S1000RR
New for 2023 is the option to swap carbon fiber wheels for forged aluminum groupsets, which seems to go against what BMW is trying to achieve with the M1000RR, though it will certainly succumb to market pressure from some riders concerned about the longevity of carbon fiber wheels.
Overall, the kit is visually appealing – something the current generation S1000RR/M1000RR doesn’t have – as we rate these bikes as some of the best looking in their class.
However, your personal preference will have to decide whether the M1000RR’s looks help swallow the $32,995 MSRP tag it comes with.
At least 500 will be produced to meet homologation requirements and the bike is already FIM legal (soon to be MotoAmerica legal too)