BMW Unveils its HP4 Race

The HPR Race is one of the lightest, fastest motorcycles ever produced by BMW.

  • 2017 BMW HP4 RACE

With the new HP4 RACE, BMW Motorrad is presenting a purebred racing bike in a production run of 750.

It is individually crafted by a small, specialized team, ensuring the very highest level of quality.

In terms of engine, electronics and spring elements, the new HP4 RACE is in the same category as current superbike factory racing machines, even surpassing this level in the area of suspension with its carbon fibre frame.


Weighing 171 kilograms when fully fuelled and road ready, the new HP4 RACE is even lighter than the factory racing bikes currently used in the Superbike World Championship and is only slightly above the MotoGP factory racers in terms of weight.


Highlights of the new BMW HP4 RACE include:

∙ Carbon fibre mainframe in monocoque construction weighing just 7.8 kg.

∙ Self-supporting carbon fibre rear frame with three-stage height adjustment function.

∙ Carbon fibre wheels offering a weight reduction of some 30 per cent

∙ Ohlins FGR 300 upside-down fork and Ohlins TTX 36 GP spring strut.

∙ Brembo GP4 PR monoblock brake calipers with 320 T-type racing steel brake disks (thickness: 6.75 mm) at the front.

∙ Racing engine at World Cup level with an output of 215 hp at 13,900 rpm.

∙ Close-ratio racing gearbox with adapted transmission ratios.

∙ Weight-optimized electrical system featuring light lithium-ion battery.

∙ 2D dashboard and 2Ddata recording including logger.

∙ Dynamic Traction Control DTC (programmable for selected gears at 15 levels).

∙ Engine Brake EBR (programmable for selected gears at 15 levels).

∙ Wheelie Control (programmable for selected gears).

∙ Launch Control and Pit Lane Limiter.

∙ Light trim parts made of carbon fibre with snap fasteners.

∙ Paint finish in BMW HP Motorsport colours.


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