BMW Motorrad has unveiled its HP4 Race model, a 215-horsepower superbike. It’s their first model to feature a full carbon fibre frame, weighing just 7.8 kilograms. The HP4 Race wheels are also constructed from high-tech carbon fibre and are 30 per cent lighter than conventional wheels. The bike’s engine, electronics, brake and suspension technology put the HP4 Race on the same level as current factory superbike racing machines. The total weight of the bike fully-fuelled is just 171 kilograms which is lighter that current world superbikes and in the same league as most MotoGP factory prototypes. To handle the increased power the HP4 Race is equipped with Ohlins FGR 300 upside-down forks and TTX 36 GP rear suspension. Braking power comes courtesy of Brembo GP4 PR monoblock brake calipers.
The traditional instrument cluster has been replaced by a 2D dashboard with data recording logger. Dynamic Traction Control, Engine Braking and Wheelie Control can be programmed for each gear, according to rider preference. All HP4 Race bikes are painted in the BMW HP Motorsport colours, with just 750 units being produced, priced at £68,000 Sterling with first deliveries due in September 2017.