fibre – once developed for the aerospace industry, this high-strength and
super-light material first established itself in racing and now also in BMW
motorcycles. BMW Motorrad uses it wherever minimum weight and maximum strength
M Performance carbon fibre wheels for the BMW S 1000 RR are an ideal area of
application for the material, which is processed in a very complex process
using high-pressure furnaces, the so-called autoclaves. The benefits are
obvious. Less weight means lower rotational masses leading not only to improved
acceleration and braking behaviour but also makes the bike easier to handle.
In short: The motorcycles become even more
agile and dynamic. In addition, the carbon fibre surface, which is coated with
high-gloss clear lacquer, is a real eye-catcher thanks to its deep black
M Performance carbon fibre wheels for the S 1000 RR are 1.7 kg lighter in total
than the standard aluminium wheels, which were already reduced in weight by 1.6
kg when the two models were relaunched last year. All parts such as the 5 mm
thick brake discs (standard: 4.5 mm), sensor rings, wheel bearings and tyre
pressure control valves are included in the complete wheel set. The M
Performance carbon fibre wheels have been available since August 1, 2020.
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