The BMW HP4 redefines high performance on two wheels
BMW have featured even more firsts within the HP4, like standard active, electrically-actuated Dynamic Damping Control, torque-adjusting Launch Control system, as well as the claim that the HP4 is the lightest 4-cylinder supersports bike in this respective class. Weighing a dry 169 kg (371.8 lbs) and 199 kg (437.8 lbs) with the tank 90% filled, it really is a light one.
In addition, the superbike features titanium exhaust, a lighter sprocket carrier and battery, and lightweight, forged wheels, which also helped reduce its weight. Taking a peek into the bikes performance figures, we note that its engine can reach a maximum output of 193 HP and 82 lb-ft of torque, just like the numbers delivered by the S 1000 RR.
There are a few additional improvements to be considered, though, like the torque response’s boost from 6,000 RPM, a smoother torque delivery curve when the traction control is in Rain mode and the availability of the entire output of the engine in each of the traction control modes.
Furthermore, the bike features Launch Control, an updated 4-mode Race ABS system, traction control adjustable while riding, Brembo monoblock brake calipers and a shift assistant for smooth gear changes.
For the enthusiasts in need of that bit of additional power, a competition package is also available, plus a passenger package, probably for bike-loving couples. Although we’re not yet aware of its actual price tag, this bike won’t come cheap though, considering the plethora of details the bike comes with.