BMW M 1000 RR

The BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team clinched the best team result so far at the opening round of the 2021 season thanks to the German marquee new weapon, the BMW M 1000 RR.

During the race in Motorland Aragon, BMW Motorrad riders Tom Sykes and Michael van der Mark finished the race in 4th and 5th, respectively.

Interestingly, they were just half a second off the podium positions.

Van der Mark even set the fastest lap of the race on the M 1000 RR, which help him to shot through from 15th on the grid to finish fifth at the end of the race.

The Dutch rider briefly took the lead on lap six before spending several laps defending second place against defending champion and Kawasaki Racing Team (KRT) rider Jonathan Rea and Alex Lowes before the two eventually passed him.

Van der Mark and Sykes swapped position later on before the two secured their best result in WSBK at 4th and 5th place.

“A bittersweet day, really. We definitely had a Superpole race to forget, which we won’t go into too much detail about. That meant that we compromised our start position in race two. For race two, I wanted to go with the slick tyre, but after this morning, we opted to play it safe on the intermediates.

“I could see what the guys in front of me were doing but obviously considering the tyres we were on, I tried a different strategy to feel where the BMW M 1000 RR was working and where we had to improve. Unfortunately, we just missed out on the podium today, but considering our results here last year it is a huge improvement,” explained Sykes after the race.

Van der Mark also shared his take on the M 1000 RR.

“This morning, we had a wet warm-up session which was my first time on the BMW M 1000 RR in the rain, and to be honest, I had such a good feeling from the first lap. The Superpole race was in mixed conditions, but I opted to go with the slick tyre and in the end was the right choice.

“Despite that, we made a good start, had some incredible battles taking the lead, but I knew I was asking too much of the tyres and in the end, some guys got past me. But we have got to be happy with the two P5 positions and most importantly the experience I’ve gained with the BMW M 1000 RR,” he said.

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BMW Motorrad telah pun mendaftar nama M 1300 GS, M 1000 RR dan M 1000 XR sebelum ini.

Ini sekaligus memberi bayangan mereka dalam perancangan menghasilkan jentera berprestasi tinggi berbanding model sedia ada.

Apa yang signifikan tentang huruf ‘M’ tersebut? Bagi yang mengekori perkembangan BMW, ‘M’ merujuk kepada divisyen kenderaan berprestasi tinggi.

Meskipun ‘M’ hanya diguna pakai kepada kenderaan empat roda BMW namun pengeluar motosikal Jerman itu didakwa bakal meneruskan perancangan menghasilkan sebuah M 1300 GS.

Imej yang dikongsikan di atas merujuk kepada gambar ‘render’ yang telah dihasilkan oleh Kardesgin.

Meskipun sekadar imej ‘render’ namun Kardesign mendedahkan menerusi perkongsian di laman Facebook bahawa jentera konsep itu direka khas untuk majalah BMW Motorrad lantas membuktikan model tersebut bukan sekadar satu imaginasi liar.

BMW M 1300 GS dijangka akan diinspirasikan daripada R 1250 GS dan didatangkan dengan enjin boxer dengan teknologi ShiftCam.

Bagaimanapun, disebabkan membawa nama ‘M’, model ini dijangka lebih ringan lebih berkuasa dan didatangkan dengan pelbagai elemn gentian fiber.

Berdasarkan imej Kardesign, M 1300 GS berkonsepkan motosikal sport-touring dengan kaliper brek Brembo Stylema, rim depan 17 inci dan fork USD.

Sementara rekaan lampu depan menggayakan bentuk S 1000 XR.

Ketika ini masih tiada pengesahan bilakah BMW Motorrad bakal memperkenalkan ketiga-tiga model (M 1300 GS, M 1000 RR dan M 1000 XR) ini namun melihatkan kepada mereka telah pun mendaftar ketiga-tiga nama tersebut, kemungkinan segalanya kini dalam peringkat perancangan.

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