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Thread: BMW M magic with Motorrad: M 1000 RR, M 1000 XR, and M 1300 GS?

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    Default BMW M magic with Motorrad: M 1000 RR, M 1000 XR, and M 1300 GS?

    BMW Motorrad seems to have something really big up their sleeves. We say that because we have recently come to know that they have trademarked 3 new motorcycle names and all of them have their ties to the legendary 'M' Motorsport brand. The 3 names are; M 1000 RR, M 1000 XR, and M 1300 GS. So is the BMW M magic coming to grace the Bavarian motorcycles?

    The 3 names have been registered in Germany and it suggests that the Bavarian firm has plans to launch high-performance M range of motorcycles. If the M cars are anything to go by, these motorcycles are going to be loaded with performance parts up to the brim. After all, despite being bikers, the M3 E46 still has a special place in all our hearts.

    Since we have already taken the plunge, let's talk about what these models can be. M 1000 RR is pretty straight-forward. We have the S 1000 RR so imagine an M variant following the nomenclature of BMW cars... M 1000 RR. A super-specced S 1000 RR out for blood again just like the old days.

    In addition to that, we have also heard about BMW playing around with the idea of an electric supercharger which can be added to the S 1000 RR. Could it be that the M 1000 RR maybe just that? Maybe. Other expectations are carbon-fibre frame and on top that, a lot of other carbon-fibre components reminiscent of the HP4 and the HP4 race models.

    Apart from that, we have the M 1000 XR which is not hard to guess either. The S 1000 XR is in existence but we expect major overhaul for the everyday superbike and it could be that the new S 1000 XR brings with it an even higher specced M 1000 XR.

    The anomaly in the 3 names registered is the M 1300 GS. BMW has no '1300' models in their stable. But we do have an R 1250 GS. So the M 1300 GS could be based on it but sporting a slight displacement boost. But we are not sure if a 1300 GS will make a lot of sense so it may just be higher-specced R 1250 GS just being called the M 1300 GS to differentiate it from the regular version.

    But... but... before we get our hopes high, let us remember that folks at BMW sometimes just like registering names and not do anything with them. Maybe it is a hobby or something who knows. Remember the HP1, HP3, HP5, HP6 and HP8 trademarks? Or the S 600 RR?

    At any rate, we'd love to see the 3 models in the flesh because they sound mighty intriguing. So, despite the history suggesting otherwise, let us hope for the best.
    Last edited by NewsReaper; 09-27-2019 at 03:06 PM.

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