BMW HP4 Race is a pinnacle of performance motorcycling and only 750 examples were made worldwide
BMW Motorrad has introduced the HP4 Race in India for a price of Rs. 85 lakh (ex-showroom, pan India). It is the ultimate track machine from the German manufacturer at the pinnacle of its performance levels and cannot be used on the streets.
The carbon fibre obsession on this motorcycle is extreme to say the least as BMW wanted to use world-class lightweight components without compromising its hardcore character. It is also one of the highly advanced motorcycles money can buy with abundant electronics.
The BMW HP4 Race is essentially a race bred superbike and comes powered by a 999 cc inline four-cylinder DOHC engine, which is good enough to produce a maximum power output of 215 horsepower at 13,900 rpm and 120 Nm of peak torque delivered at 10,000 rpm.
It is connected to a six-speed close-ratio transmission. The BMW HP4 Race is sold only in a single colour option and has a limited production run of 750 examples worldwide. The BMW HP4 Race is the first motorcycle in the world to have a mainframe entirely made out of carbon fibre.
Compared to the standard HP4, the use of carbon fibre has enabled BMW to weigh the Race variant 37 kilograms lighter at 171 kg. Putting this into perspective, the HP4 Race is lighter than the WSBK bikes. The carbon fibre made wheels are estimated to have their weight reduced by 30 percent in comparison to light alloy forged wheels.
The HP4 Race rides on FGR 300 USD front fork and TTX 36 GP monoshock rear sourced from Ohlins. It is equipped with Brembo GP4 PR monoblock brake calipers at front with T-type racing steel brake discs as well as Brembo Racing single disc four-piston caliper at the rear.
Taking aggressive design from the BMW S1000RR, the high-end track monster is strapped with Pirelli Diablo Slick SC2 rubber and features Dynamic Traction Control, Pit Lane Limiter, Launch Control, Wheelie Control and so on.