motorbike news

Bike news

LEGO and the BMW M 1000 RR superbike: a perfect combination?

LEGO_BMW_M_1000_RR_WEB

For many fans of sportsbikes, BMW’s M 1000 RR is probably the bike of 2021, and if a lottery win eluded you again this year, Danish toy masters LEGO have the perfect project for you this winter.

Yep, it’ll still set you back a hefty £174.99 when it goes on sale on January 1, but the bricktastic homage to the £30k superbike looks like a perfect new year pick-me-up for bike fans and AFOLs (that’s Adult Fans Of LEGO to you and me) alike.

The M 1000 RR set is not LEGO’s first licenced motorcycle set, but it is by far the biggest. Sitting at 45cm wide and 27cm high, the 1:5 scale model towers above previous LEGO motorcycles, which include last year’s Ducati Panigale V4R interpretation and a stab at the ubiquitous BMW R 1200 GS adventure bike from a few years back. LEGO have released a version of the iconic Harley-Davidson Fat Boy under its LEGO Creator banner a few years back too.

The new kit comprises of 1920 pieces and fits under LEGO’s Technic brand, the Meccano style technical building sets which allow the fitment of mechanical elements such as motors and working gearboxes.

LEGO BMW

It looks like a pretty accurate representation too. It comes in BMW’s traditional motorsport colours and features the aerodynamic wings on the fairing, about which so much has been written. Sure, it can’t disguise its brick-based roots but there are loads of cool technical features, including working front and rear suspension, a fully-functional three-speed gearbox and moving steering.

There are also a few unique parts that replicate some of the M 1000 RR’s special details, such as the M-branded brake callipers, gold-coloured drive train, three different dashboard options, sports wheels and tyres, and a dedicated printed windscreen. The kit also includes a paddock stand made out of LEGO Technic and an alternate display stand printed with the M 1000 RR’s staggering specs.

LEGO has given the model an 18+ age rating, not because it contains any explicit material but presumably because it’s going to be somewhat challenging to assemble.

If £175 sounds expensive for a model, it’s worth considering that these models tend to remain coveted on the used market once the sets get retired, so make sure you keep the box and don’t lose any pieces!

You also may be
interested in...

Bike News

Honda unveil their 2022 CB300R

Honda’s updated CB300R fills the gap between the CB125R and CB650R in their Neo Sports Café family.

Read more

Keep up to date with our news & blogs

Bike News

Honda unveil their 2022 CB300R

Honda’s updated CB300R fills the gap between the CB125R and CB650R in their Neo Sports Café family.

Read more
Bike News

BMW Motorrad celebrates record sales in 2021

Even with a global pandemic, BMW Motorrad have had their very best year to date.

Read more
Bike News

Dakar 2022 overview: Sam Sunderland takes the crown

The Brit has won the world’s toughest bike race for the second time, after almost 40 hours of riding and 12 gruelling stages.

Read more

Have some questions?

Check out our tips & guides for some great information

Motorbike tips

Top five tips for commuting on a motorcycle in winter

Should you put your bike into hibernation for the colder months, or brave the weather and continue to commute to work?

Read more Biking Tips, Inside Bikes
Motorbike tips

Top five all-rounders for 2022

These practical machines look capable of doing a bit of everything for the savvy buyer. It’s a concept we totally buy in to, and these five are definitely worth a look.

Read more Biking Tips, Inside Bikes
Motorbike tips

Five top winter commuters for under £2000

Given a theoretical budget of £2000 we hit the internet to find five bikes we’d love to ride around over the winter months, and maybe even in the summer months too!

Read more Biking Tips, Inside Bikes