Exclusive is really the key word here.
So, perhaps you thought the KTM 790 R was a bit tittilating. And the Ducati 1299 Superleggera was a rather astonishing as well. So did we. Now we must consider the BMW HP4 Race, “the most exclusive BMW motorcycle of all time.”
As we said, exclusive is the key word here. Like the Superleggera, the HP4 R has a carbon fiber frame and wheels. And a very powerful engine, and a notable absence of any excess weight. And likewise, you quite probably can’t afford one. Nonetheless, ain’t it fun to dream?
BMW Motorrad displayed the HP4 R at the Milan show, to an accompanying round of oohs and ahhs and a few “are you freakin-kidding-me’s.” But there it was, in lustrous and fibrous beauty, looking for all the world like a real motorcycle. Which BMW says it is, or at least will be.
BMW President Stephan Schiller said only, “The HP4 RACE will feature the full carbon fiber main frame and carbon fiber rims as shown here. We will reveal more about this model next spring.”
It is also certain that the BMW HP4 RACE will be manufactured by hand in an exclusive limited series and supplied in the second half of 2017. Supplied to whom? For how much? And how many? Nobody knows. But we promise to let you know when we find out.
Gallery: BMW HP4 Race
The most exclusive BMW motorcycle of all time: the BMW HP4 RACE. Advanced prototype with full carbon fibre main frame and carbon fibre rims presented at the EICMA in Milan. Serial production vehicle announced for 2017.
Munich/Milan. At this year’s EICMA, BMW Motorrad reveals an initial glimpse of the most exclusive model in its history to date: the BMW HP4 RACE.
It was initially left open as to how far the advanced prototype reflected what the final motorcycle would look like. The only definitive information provided by the Stephan Schaller, President BMW Motorrad, related to the frame and wheels: “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.”
It is also certain that the BMW HP4 RACE will be manufactured by hand in an exclusive limited series and supplied in the second half of 2017.