BMW M 1000 RR is already a heavily loaded litre-class motorcycle that features some of the finest and most technologically advanced elements. However, there’s always room for improvement and considering the latest development news that have surfaced on the internet, the future BMW M 1000 RR could come equipped with front carbon fiber suspension.
BMW Motorrad has collaborated with the German suspension manufacturing firm ZF (Zahnradfabrik) and together they have created a carbon fiber telescopic fork. It consists of a carbon fiber outer tube mated to a carbon fiber composite/metal inner tube. Similar to most inverted front ends, metal fork legs slide within the carbon fiber-composed tubes.
As expected, the carbon fiber telescopic fork is lightweight which allowed the engineers at BMW and ZF to play around with the motorcycle’s front end rigidity.
The best part is that the suspesion had been fitted on the BMW M 1000 RR which won the 2022 24-Hour Spa round of the Endurance World Championship. This means that the new development is certainly useful when it comes to hardcore track riding.
This makes us wonder, how difficult would it be for BMW Motorrad to offer the carbon fiber telescopic fork in its future M 1000 RR models? Of course, there would have to be a plethora of testing and homologation to be done before it happens but the thought of it being a possibility brings a smile to our faces. We are looking to hear some positive official updates on this.