There are a couple of rumors floating around about future BMW motorcycles. The first concerns higher performance variants of some of their models — sort of like the “M” cars in their automobile lineup. These would feature lighter chassis and tuned, higher output engines.
Another concerns a “budget” bike displacing 800cc in parallel twin configuration. On top of the re-designed, Boxer-engined R models recently announced by BMW, these additional models would indicate that BMW is in fast forward mode with product development.
It will be interesting if BMW begins to compete directly with Japanese performance bikes. On the automobile side, of course, BMW has a tremendous heritage in the high performance category.