BMW HP4 Race, the higher spec variant of the BMW S1000RR, is superior to the S1000RR in every way, be it power, weight or even price. Yes, the bells and whistles of top engineering products come at a cost and BMW has decided to put a price tag of $78,000 to the HP4 Race for its US customers.
Only 750 units of the BMW HP4 Race will be manufactured for worldwide distribution. Powered by an inline-four-cylinder, 999cc engine, the bike produces a whopping 215 hp of max power and churns out a peak torque of 120 Nm. BMW has kept the weight of the HP4 Race well controlled by using carbon fibre parts (chassis, wheels, bodywork), titanium bolts, titanium exhaust, etc. It weighs only 171 kgs (377 pounds) wet. These figures make the bike go fast, really fast. And if left with inexperienced hands, the doorway to heaven wouldn’t be that far.
To tame all that heavenly horses, BMW HP4 Race comes with highly sophisticated electronics. The Standard package includes Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) with an adjustment range of -7 to +7, Engine Brake (EBR) with an adjustment range from -7 to +7, Wheelie Control with an adjustment range from level 1 to 5, Launch Control and Pit Lane Limiter.
The BMW HP4 Race is definitely a dream bike for every bike enthusiast. But only 750 of those enthusiasts will be able to fulfil their dreams. Carrying a price tag of $78,000, the HP4 Race is very expensive but it’s worth each penny.