In September, 2020, the new BMW M 1000 RR dethroned the S 1000 RR as the flagship Bavarian superbike. Just six months later in March, 2021, Isle of Man organizers canceled the 2021 TT due to ongoing pandemic concerns. Despite the S 1000 RR’s recent demotion and the second successive Isle of Man TT cancelation, BMW France is paying homage to both with the limited-edition S 1000 RR Isle of Man.

The introduction of the new M 1000 RR finally integrates the brand’s motorcycles into its renowned M performance vehicles. For that reason, BMW France turned to the 2021 BMW M3 to inspire its special-edition S 1000 RR. Featuring the House of Munich’s unique Isle of Man Green paint, the limited livery already sets the superbike apart.

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Of course, the "S 1000 RR Isle of Man Edition" inscription on the gas tank and engraved copy number only amplify the model’s exclusive status. To accent the green colorway, the S 1000 RR also earns a tinted windscreen and yellow-tinted LED lighting. For a special touch, BMW France coats the bike’s M forged wheels in the same copper finish found on the motorcycle’s crankcases.

Gallery: 2021 BMW S 1000 RR Isle of Man Edition

Aside from the cosmetics, the S 1000 RR receives dynamic damping control, heated grips, and cruise control from the brand’s Dynamic Pack and the M endurance chain, M GPS LapTrigger, and USB port from its Sport Pack. However, the Race Pack’s M lightweight battery, M swingarm, M forged rims, Pro riding modes, and M travel adjustment enhance the S 1000 RR’s performance most. Lastly, an M-line titanium Akrapovic exhaust and carbon fiber bits increase the superbike’s track qualifications.

At €33,005 ($39,311 USD), the S 1000 RR Isle of Man Edition rivals the M 1000 RR’s € 33,270 ($39,627 USD) MSRP. Yes, that’s €13,805 ($16,442 USD) over the standard S 1000 RR’s price tag, but with only 50 units available and M performance components include, BMW France makes a good case for Beemer fans to roll the special edition into their garage.

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