How Much Power Does the 2023 BMW M 1000 R Make?

Measuring max power output on BMW’s 999cc ShiftCam inline-four on the Cycle World dyno.

The M 1000 R is BMW’s crack at the hyper-naked segment. Building off its prestigious sportbike, the M 1000 RR, BMW designed a beautifully dressed, carbon fiber–covered, performance-injected version of its naked roadster, the S 1000 R. If the M racing colors, aero winglets, or carbon wheels weren’t enough, the 2023 BMW M 1000 R also features virtually the same 999cc liquid-cooled inline-four with ShiftCam technology as the M 1000 RR homologation special.

Increased compression ratio, rpm redline, titanium valves, and a titanium Akrapovič silencer are just a few engine features that separate the M-R from the S-R. BMW’s M competition package delivers a slew of carbon fiber bits including a chain guard, wheel covers, sprocket cover, tank trims, wind deflectors, and M Carbon wheels. Additionally, the upscale M 1000 R receives a higher electronics package that comes standard with Race Pro.

Ahead of our hyper-naked bike comparison between the Aprilia Tuono V4 Factory, Ducati Streetfighter V4 SP2, and BMW M 1000 R, we ran all three machines on our in-house Dynojet 250i dynamometer to determine which manufacturer has the strongest powerplant on paper.

2023 BMW M 1000 R Dyno Chart.Robert Martin

On the Cycle World dyno, the 2023 BMW M 1000 R, weighing 437 pounds, produced 185 hp at 13,400 rpm and 76.2 lb.-ft. of torque at 10,300 rpm. That ranks the Beemer above the Ducati Streetfighter V4 SP2 at 172.8 hp and the Aprilia Tuono V4 Factory at 154.5 hp in our performance database. Although the BMW sports an impressive power figure, the curve has a few dips throughout the rpm range that are noticeable on the track and road—as well on the dyno chart.

Is BMW’s high-revving, 185 hp, inline-four M 1000 R the best hyper-naked money can buy? Look for the upcoming comparison test on the Cycle World website and YouTube channel to find out.