BMW HP4 Race Launch Tomorrow; Expected Price – GBP 68,000

BMW’s meanest bike till date, the HP4 RACE is all set to launch tomorrow. The HP4 RACE is what happens when you put the S1000RR on a steroid-laced diet. Among its competitors is the Ducati 1299 Superleggera. However, while that bike makes do with a twin-cylinder engine, the HP4 RACE has a four-cylinder motor. A carbon fibre chassis underpins this bike while there are titanium brake pistons performing the stopping duties. Weighing 171kg with fuel and fluids, this bike’s power-to-weight ratio must be quite staggering. With all that, what are you required to pay? GBP 68,000. Interested? Then read on to know more about BMW HP4 RACE launch specifications and other details.


BMW HP4 RACE Launch Tomorrow – Specifications

Engine Displacement and Type 999cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, DOHC, inline four-cylinder
Power 215HP
Torque 120Nm
Transmission 6-speed with slipper clutch
Suspension (front) Ohlins FGR 300 Upside Down Fork, full adjustable
Suspension (rear) Ohlins TTX 36 GP monoshock, fully adjustable
Brakes (front) Dual 320mm, T-type racing steel discs, Brembo GP 4 PR Monobloc 4-piston brake calipers
Brakes (rear) Single 220mm disc, Brembo  4-piston calipers
Dry Weight 146kg
Top Speed >300kmph
Fuel Consumption N/A

Outside of players such as MV Agusta and Ducati, there is no production bike in the world with as much power as BMW HP4 RACE. Yes, there is the Kawasaki H2, but it uses a supercharger. The HP4 RACE has no forced air induction. Even more surprising a fact here is that it will have a production run of 750 units. Considering that Ducati 1299 Superleggera’s 500 units have already sold out, how long will it take for BMW to sell 750 units of this bike? Speaking of 750 HP4 RACE units, BMW has not clarified which market has been allocated how many units. However, you should bother about that later. First, pray that there are still some units left for you to secure one from.


BMW HP4 RACE Features

  • Carbon Fibre Chassis
  • Carbon Fibre Wheels
  • Adjustable footpegs
  • Aluminium fuel tank
  • Titanium brake pistons
  • Traction control
  • Wheelie control
  • Launch control
  • Pit-lane speed limiter
  • 15-Level engine brake control
  • Three-way adjustable seat height
  • Riding modes
  • Lithium-Ion Battery
  • BMW HP Motorsport Paint

Once in your hands, you can take the BMW HP4 RACE direct to a racetrack. Yes, you will not even have to break-in the bike’s engine. BMW will do that, prior to delivery, for you. The carbon chassis of this bike is made out of a single piece of the material. As a result, the HP4 RACE’s frame is 4kg lighter than standard S1000RR’s frame.Similarly, its carbon fibre wheels are 30 per cent lighter than the forged wheels the company makes. This bike can perform rev-matching downshifts to make you look like a superstar on the race track. A lithium ion battery further saves weight while the HP Motorsport paint makes it look like a factory racing bike. Stay tuned for more on BMW HP4 RACE launch, only on Ride Talks.

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