BMW Motorrad to begin production of 215 hp HP4 Race

BMW Motorrad only plan to build 750 units of the HP4, and the company will assign a small team of engineers to ensure the highest possible quality

By: | Updated: May 2, 2017 12:42 PM

BMW Motorrad is all set to commence production of one of its most powerful bikes yet, the HP4 Race. The hyper bike is indeed mighty impressive with its full carbon fibre frame and a massive power output. The motorcycle was first teased at the end of 2016, and the German brand just recently globally revealed its production ready version last month. The HP4 is the first ever production motorcycle to come with a carbon fibre frame that only weighs 7.8 kg. Combine that with 215 hp and there is mind boggling power to weight ratio.

Besides the frame, the wheels too are both carbon fibre, which BMW says are about 30% lighter than forged alloy wheels. The motorcycle weighs 171 kg only with a full fuel tank, which is lighter than the bikes used in Superbike World Championship, and only slightly heavier than those used in MotoGP.

BMW Motorrad only plan to build 750 units of the HP4, and the company will assign a small team of engineers to ensure the highest possible quality. Read more about the HP4 here: BMW HP4 Race is an insane carbon-fibred 171 kg machine with 215 hp!

The HP4 Race has been built purely for the race track, and will come with a World Superbike spec engine, which is a 999cc in-line-four unit based on the S1000RR, but has been tuned to make an extra 16 hp at 13,900rpm. Torque too has risen from 112.5 Nm to 119.3 Nm at 10,500rpm.

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The electronics, brakes and suspension will also match requirements for all that power, according to BMW. The 750 units will go on sale in the UK in September carrying a price tag of £68,000 (Rs 56.34 lakh).

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