BMW M's First-Ever Motorcycle Looks Epic Alongside The M3

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It sounds pretty good too.

As you can tell by the name of our site, we don't care very much for motorcycles. It's not that we don't like them, it's just that we don't trust a machine that can fall over just by turning. But every so often, a motorcycle comes along that makes us sit up and take note. BMW M's first ever bike is one such machine. Dubbed the M 1000 RR, it's an evolution of the S 1000 RR that came before, but with far more tech and brilliance. It looks spectacular too, especially when posing as a safety bike, and now BMW has taken it to the track along with the fantastic M3 Competition.

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The M 1000 RR you see here is fitted with the M Competition Package and features M winglets and decals. It has a 999-cc inline four-cylinder that produces 205 horsepower and 83 lb-ft of torque, which has to propel just 423 pounds of weight excluding the rider. It also features launch control, which allows it to get from 0-62 mph in just 3.1 seconds, while top speed is rated at 190 mph.

The M3 Competition, on the other hand, is well-known to regular readers. Its turbocharged 3.0-liter straight-six develops 503 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque, and it too has launch control. The sprint from 0-60 mph takes 3.8 seconds, top speed is 180 mph, and it has a lot more weight: 3,890 pounds of it.

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Sadly, the above video is just a promotional item rather than a proper race, so we don't get to see how these astonishing machines perform against each other on a track. Still, watching an M3 drift around a track is something we never tire of, and when that sight is accompanied by the wail of a bike capable of revving to 15,100 rpm, it's even better. The video also suggests that there'll be more cool mini films showcasing one M model against another, as this is just one episode of BMW M vs. M. We look forward to seeing what's next, but if anyone has both the M 1000 RR and an M3 Comp, we'd love to see a proper competition between the two.

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