One of the world's best literbikes is getting even better as BMW brings its M performance package to the 1000 RR. The inline-four gets a substantial makeover with the latest race-bred tech, with titanium connecting rods from Pankl, forged pistons from Mahle, and redesigned combustion chambers with a revised variable valve timing profile. All this adds up to a power output of 212 horsepower at 14,500 RPM and a redline of 15,100 RPM — figures that would make the legendary F1 V10 era blink. Aerodynamics was another area of focus, with the carbon fiber bodywork getting a taller windscreen and winglets that have become ubiquitous in MotoGP. The aluminum chassis now has a more track-focused geometry, with M brakes and carbon fiber wheels as standard equipment. Five different traction control settings are available, along with wheelie control and ABS.