BMW Motorrad recently showcased the production version of 2017 HP4 Race at Shanghai Motor Show. Limited to just 750 units for the international market, the intense carbon fiber use on the HP4 Race helps it weigh just 145 kg (dry). The motorcycle is good for 215 HP at 13,900 rpm and 120 Nm at 10,000 rpm.
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BMW HP4 Race comes with a race spec 6-speed gearbox while its engine limiter cuts off at 14,500 rpm. Even after being so low in its overall weight, electronic features like dynamic traction control, wheelie control, launch control and pit lane limiter are present on the motorcycle. The carbon fiber main frame weighs just 7.8 kg, made completely out of carbon fiber and helped BMW lose a lot of weight by keeping its rigidity alive.
The wheels on the HP4 Race are even made out of carbon fiber. Every component on the motorcycle flaunts it premium appeal. The front suspension of Ohlins FGR 300 USD forks while rear is an Ohlins TTX 36 GP monoshock. Brembo GP4 PR calipers with racing steel 320 mm dual disc are at braking duties on the front while the rear uses a single disc brake. BMW HP4 comes with an all aluminum fuel tank and comes painted in BMW Motorsports shade.
The motorcycle in competition includes Ducati Superleggera as it is the only other bike with carbon fiber components. It even carries around the same wet weight while BMW offers Akrapovic race spec exhaust on its new motorcycle. The other rival would be the most powerful production motorcycle, Kawasaki Ninja H2R.