The special M 1000 RR commemorates the 50th anniversary of BMW M

To mark the 50th anniversary of BMW M GmbH, founded in 1972 as BMW Motorsport GmbH, BMW Motorrad presents the anniversary model M 1000 RR 50 Years M in Sao Paulo Yellow finish and with the historic 50 Years BMW M emblem. its striking M colours, this anniversary model lives up to the M philosophy and racing spirit of nearly 100 years of motorcycle building by BMW Motorrad and 50 years of BMW M vehicles. The M RR 50 Years M is therefore equipped as standard with the Competition Pack M.

In addition to the extensive set of M milled parts and the exclusive M carbon package, a lighter swingarm in silver anodised aluminium, the unlock code for the M GPS lap trigger as well as the M Endurance chain, the passenger package and the passenger seat cover are part of the standard equipment.

M – the most powerful letter in the world.

At the end of 2018, BMW Motorrad launched the successful BMW M motor vehicle range strategy for motorcycles and has been offering M Special Equipment and M Performance Parts ever since.

BMW Motorsport presents the image of the M RR 50 Years Anniversary model

The BMW M 1000 RR – known as the M RR for short – finally celebrated its world premiere in September 2020 as BMW Motorrad’s first M model based on the S 1000 RR.

Today, as in the past, BMW Motorrad follows the philosophy of the most powerful letter in the world: M stands for racing success worldwide as well as the fascination for high-performance BMW models and is aimed at customers with particularly high performance requirements. , exclusivity and individuality. Finally, the BMW M RR has also been the base motorcycle of the BMW Motorrad World SBK team since 2021, as well as many other racing teams around the world.

BMW Motorsport

The BMW Motorsport GmbH was founded in 1972 with the idea of ​​uniting all BMW motorsport activities under one roof and building high-performance racing vehicles and racing engines for motor racing. The BMW 3.0 CSL (CSL = Coupe Sport Light Construction) made its debut as BMW Motorsport GmbH’s first racing car in 1973 and on the occasion of the founding of BMW Motorsport GmbH, Board Member Robert A. Lutz Board of Directors of BMW AG for Sales in 1972, said at the time: “A company is like a human being. If she does sports, she stays fit, enthusiastic, more efficient and powerful.
The BMW 3.0 CSL made its debut in the European Touring Car Championship in the 1973 season and with it the uniform appearance of a racing team in the three BMW Motorsport colors of blue, purple and red on a snow-white background that still defines to this day. This color palette in the updated version Blue – Dark Blue – Red determines the appearance of the BMW M logo and BMW M vehicles until today.
The legendary color scheme can already be found on the first BMW M vehicles developed for the road in the second half of the 1970s and also characterizes future racing vehicles and their motorsport successes. For example, in 1978 the M1 super sports car and from 1980 the Formula 1 racing cars with which Nelson Piquet won the Formula 1 world championship in 1983.

From the Isle of Man to Dakar – BMW Motorrad and Motorsport.

But it’s not just since 1972, and not just in BMW automobiles, that the BMW brand has been driven to win. Outstanding successes and innovations in racing also come from motorsport. Even in the first decades of the company’s history, BMW and motorsport were linked with unforgettable names such as Ernst Jakob Henne and Georg “Schorsch” Meier. The legendary victory of “Schorsch” Meier with his supercharged BMW in the 1939 Senior Tourist Trophy on the Isle of Man is unforgettable.
In 1976, exactly 37 years later, Helmut Dähne and Hans Otto Butenuth celebrate fifth place in the Production TT. In this class up to 1000cc they set the fastest time with their BMW R 90 S, but due to a handicap rule that applies there they were placed fifth in the standings behind two 250s cm3 and two 500 cm3. Nevertheless, given the fastest time, this fifth place was celebrated as a victory.

BMW Motorsport presents the image of the M RR 50 Years Anniversary model

75 years after the success of “Schorsch” Meier in the Senior TT, Michael Dunlop succeeded again in 2014 on the BMW S 1000 RR. And in the years that followed, the RR left its unmistakable mark on the Tourist Trophy with further victories.
But the BMW M colors are also represented on off-road BMW motorcycles. For example, on the BMW GS factory motorcycles with which Hubert Auriol and Gaston Rahier dominated the Paris-Dakar Rally in the early 1980s.
Like no other BMW motorcycle to date, the M RR 50 Years M model carries this historic motorsport DNA with it. This exceptional motorcycle can only be ordered between May 21 and November 30, 2022.

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