BMW HP4 Race specifications confirmed

Not many people have £68,000 spare to spend on a motorcycle which isn’t street legal. That probably explains why BMW Motorrad is building just 750 examples of its new HP4 Race.

However, for some wealthy enthusiasts this extreme track bike’s specification is going to represent good value for money.

BMW HP4 Race (2017) Front Side

The enhancements begin with the 999 cc, four-cylinder engine. Mated to a close-ratio six-speed gearbox, it gains a titanium Akrapovic exhaust system.

Power is rated at 212 bhp (158 kW / 215 PS) and peak torque is 120 Nm (88 lb/ft). Compared to a regular S 1000 RR, those figures are up by 16 bhp (12 kW / 16 PS) and 7 Nm (5 lb/ft) respectively.

Certainly not the largest increases, then. They don’t tell the whole story though, because the HP4 Race has been on a strict diet.

BMW HP4 Race (2017) Instruments

To complement the extra output, the unladen weight (fully fuelled) has been slashed from 208 kg (458 lbs) to 171 kg (377 lbs).

Using carbon fibre to make the monocoque main frame, self-supporting rear sub-frame, wheels and trim panels accounts for much of the reduction. Also contributing are an aluminium fuel tank and a lithium-ion battery.

BMW HP4 Race (2017) Rear Side

The upgraded suspension comprises an Öhlins FGR 300 upside-down fork at the front and an Öhlins TTX 36 GP spring strut at the rear. Braking components include Brembo GP4 PR aluminium monoblock calipers that boast nickel plating and titanium pistons. They’re partnered with T-type steel discs.

A comprehensive electronic rider aids package features Dynamic Traction Control, Wheelie Control, Launch Control and a Pit Lane Limiter. 2D supplies the dashboard, which has a data logging function.

The very exclusive BMW HP4 Race will be available from September 2017.

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