The new BMW S1000RR can be tuned for reduced weight and better acceleration
The BMW S1000RR receives racing components for 2020 through the new M Performance Parts accessories range. The German brand focused on increasing riding dynamics for road and especially track use. The aim is to combine weight reduction with functionality.
For the bodywork, the M Performance package includes:
- M Carbon fairing side panel top left/top right
- M Carbon front-wheel cover
- M Carbon rear wheel cover
- M Carbon airbox cover
- M Carbon sprocket cover
- M Carbon chain guard
- M Carbon fuel tank cover left/right
So, this should cut a couple of kilos off the German superbike. Attention was focused on ergonomics as well, and riders can choose from three options – M sports seat, M seat high, M seat low.
To tailor the bike to every rider’s needs, there’s also an option to choose different footrests:
- M rider’s footrests left/right
- M passenger footrests left/right
- M rider's footrest system left/right – designed for racetrack use
The extensive racing experience was also applied to the adjustable and folding M handbrake lever. For racetrack use, the BMW S1000RR features the M remote adjuster for the front brake which also allows the rider to adjust the lever travel while riding from the left-hand end of the handlebars. On the left-hand side of the handlebars, the folding M clutch lever is the corresponding counterpart to the handbrake lever. The M handbrake lever protector and the M clutch lever protector are available for both levers. Also, the standard handlebar version of the S1000RR can be replaced with the M fork clamp for stub handlebars left/right for making individual ergonomic adjustments.
To improve handling, the package has two different M Performance wheelsets which optimise acceleration, deceleration, handling as well as suspension and damping response.
While the M forged wheel made of high-strength forged aluminium already offers advantages in this respect both at the front and at the rear, the M Carbon front wheel and M Carbon rear wheel made of lightweight carbon fibre help to reduce unsprung and rotational masses.
The parts range for the wheels also features the M axle protectors.
Other lightweight components include:
- M chain tensioner
- M lightweight battery
- stand adapter set
- M cover kit