A full titanium Akrapovič exhaust system shaves off a few more kilos, taking the M1000RR to an impressive kerb weight of just 192kg. Track-optimised aerodynamics include a high windscreen and carbon-fibre ‘winglets’ (cute, eh?), which offer up to 16.3kg downforce (at track speeds), providing maximum grip through corners and preventing the front wheel from lifting. Combined with modified chassis geometry and suspension – including a longer single piece swingarm and shifted back weight distribution – M brakes (supplied by Nissin) and carbon wheels the M1000RR is a pro-rider away from a world superbike team.
In terms of electrics, the standard rain, road, dynamic and race modes will feature, alongside the latest generation of Hill Start Control Pro, ShiftAssist Pro, Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) and DTC wheelie function. However, BMW will also be able to unlock a ‘Race Pro1-3’ mode, through which the rider can adjust every possible aspect including throttle response and engine braking. Launch Control, Pit-Lane-Limiter, GPS lap-timer and datalogger all further enhance the on-track experience. These functions fall into the aftermarket competition pack, which also includes further milled and carbon parts, a 220g lighter swingarm, DLC-coated M endurance chain and rear seat cowl.