Thursday, 10 November 2016

BMW HP4 Race prototype battles Ducati with carbon

It appears as if Ducati is not the only player in the game with the 1299 Superleggera‘s carbon fibre frame, as BMW Motorrad has stepped up with the BMW HP4 Race prototype. Revealed during the EICMA show in Italy, the HP4 Race displays a carbon fibre frame, along with a fairing, tailpiece and wheels made from the same material.

The standard HP4 carries a 999 cc inline-four cylinder with 16 titanium valves that puts out 193 hp at 13,000 rpm and 112 Nm of torque at 9,750 rpm. The HP4 uses BMW Motorrad’s Dynamic Damping System (DDC), along with traction control and ride modes.
There is not a lot of information forthcoming about the HP4 Race, save that it will be hand built, and produced in limited quantities in the second half of next year. However, BMW Motorrad president Stephan Schaller said, “The HP4 race will feature the full carbon fibre main frame and carbon fibre rims as shown here. We will reveal more about this model next spring.”

- Paultan

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