BMW’s S1000RR knocked our socks off when it debuted in 2009, incomes speedy reward and happening to win a number of of our superbike shootouts and repeated MOBO awards because it was updated in 2012 and again in 2015. After which there was the upper-spec HP4 model that we described as probably the most succesful sportbike ever when we reviewed it late in 2012.
So it was just about a forgone conclusion that a new monitor-solely HP4 Race model, with a carbon-fiber body and wheels and higher-prime-shelf componentry, like a Suter swingarm and and World Superbike-spec FGR300 Öhlins fork and nickel-plated Brembo GP4 PR brake calipers, was going to be top-of-the-line sportbikes we’ve ever sampled.
BMW says the HP4 Race (which lacks any road gear) scales in at 378 kilos with its aluminum tank crammed with four.6 gallons of gasoline, this in comparison with the S1000RR’s curb weight declare of 459 kilos. That makes the HP4 genuinely lighter than a World Supers racebike! In fact, all this prime-shelf gear doesn’t come low cost: The MSRP is $seventy eight,000 for one of many 750 models BMW will produce.
We already delivered our review of the HP4 Race, however now we’ve put collectively a video for it that features an interview with Josef Miechler, BMW’s Product Workplace Technique and Product Administration liable for BMW’s four- and 6-cylinder platforms. Sepp, Miechler’s nickname, is an avid trackday fanatic who is quicker than most riders, so his feedback and descriptions aren’t simply flowery phrases spat out by a PR flack. We hope you benefit from the video!
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