The Circuit de Andalucía, a track designed by Tito Rabat located next to the Circuit de Almería (Tabernas), has been the scene chosen by BMW to show us their spectacular BMW HP4 Race in action, a motorcycle that uses components of the World Superbikes (Öhlins FGR 300, Brembo GP RR brakes, rear swingarm) in conjunction with a very tight carbon fiber chassis that only weighs 7.8 kilos.
The carbon fiber is also used in other elements of the BMW HP4 Race, such as its tires (30% lighter), its fairing or the rear subframe with three positions. All these elements make the BMW HP4 Race one of the lightest sports in the world: only 171 kilos with full tank and all liquids, even lighter than a World Superbike bike (168 kilos dry) and not too far Of the weight of a MotoGP (158 kilos).
The engine of this BMW HP4 Race also deserves its own section. Starting from the 999 cc tetracyclical of the S1000RR (199 hp), and always respecting its diameter and stroke, BMW has raised its power up to 215 hp at 13,900 rpm thanks to the use of a new electronics, new camshaft, a line of Complete exhaust 4-2-1 manufactured in titanium by Akrapovic and a reduction of the internal frictions of the engine.
The new and exclusive BMW HP4 Race will be available in the second half of 2017 in a limited number of 750 units, all of which are hand-assembled by a select group of BMW engineers and engineers. The price set by the German brand is about 80,000 euros.