Meet the 2014 BMW HP4, a scary German machinery that wears a High Performace badge. The motorcycle was derived from the S 1000 RR so it is powered by the lightest 4-cylinder engine in the segment.
The 999cc, water/oil-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, 4-stroke unit puts out a peak power of 193 Hp (142 KW) at 13,000 rpm and 83 Lb/Ft (112 Nm) at 9,750 rpm. All this power can propel you to a maximum speed of over 125 mph and is kept in leash by a constant mesh six speed gearbox.
The engine is mounted in the center of an aluminium composite bridge frame which sits on a front upside down telescopic fork with Dynamic Damping Control DDC, Adjustable Spring Preload and Electronically Adjustable Damping. Out back there is an aluminium dual swing arm with dynamic damping control DDC (central spring strut), hydraulically adjustable spring preload, adjustable compression and rebound damping.
The 2014 BMW HP4 is offered with a base price of $20,835.
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When light weight, massive power and razor-sharp handling are combined, the result is known as HP - High Performance. The new HP4 is BMW Motorrad’s first 4-cylinder model to wear the HP badge. Based on the S 1000 RR, a purebred factory motorcycle has been developed - made from the very best materials and molded into unparalleled design.
The lightest 4-cylinder engine in the segment provides uncompromising power with an output of 193 bhp and a maximum torque of 83 lb/ft. The new exhaust silencer provides a higher level of torque in the mid-range, so there is power available where it’s needed most to deliver stunning lap times.
With the world’s first ever dynamic suspension system DDC (Dynamic Damping Control), the HP4 is the most advanced production sporting motorcycle ever built. DDC automatically adapts the suspension damping to the situation at hand. Various modes are available to choose from: Rain and Sport for public roads, Race and Slick for the race track. The further enhanced Dynamic Traction Control on the HP4 supplements this perfectly. It can be finely adjusted in Slick mode to dial in the perfect balance between system support and rider control. The result is transparent feedback, maximum traction and optimum acceleration.
The new HP4 comes into its own with its refined paint finish in white and Racing blue. The HP4 will only be available in limited numbers through 2014.
|Engine type||Water/oil-cooled in-line 4-cylinder 4-stroke engine, four titanium valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts|
|Bore x stroke||80 mm x 49,7 mm|
|Rated output||193 hp (142 kW) at 13,000 rpm|
|Max. torque||83 lb/ft (112 Nm) at 9,750 rpm|
|Compression ratio||13.0 : 1|
|Mixture control / engine management||Electroinc injection, digital engine electronics with integrated knock control (BMS-KP)|
|Emission control||1 closed-loop 3-way catalytic converters, EU-3 norm with electronically controlled interference pipe and acoustic valves|
|Maximum speed||over 125 mph|
|Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h||5.7 l (41 mpg at 56 mph)|
|Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h||5.9 l (40 mpg at 75 mph)|
|Fuel type||Premium unleaded|
|Alternator||three-phase generator 350 W|
|Battery||12 V / 7 Ah, maintenance-free|
|Clutch||Wet multidisc anti-hopping clutch, mechanically operated|
|Gearbox||Constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox, straight-toothed|
|Drive||17/45 chain; Shift Assistant: clutchless upshifting under acceleration; Launch Control: Launch control for race starts|
|Frame||Aluminium composite bridge frame, partially self-supporting|
|Front wheel location / suspension||Upside down telescopic fork Ø 46 mm, dynamic damping control DDC, adjustable spring preload, electronically adjustable damping|
|Rear wheel location / suspension||Aluminium dual swing arm, dynamic damping control DDC (central spring strut), hydraulically adjustable spring preload, adjustable compression and rebound damping|
|Suspension travel front / rear||4.7/5.1 inches (120 mm/130 mm)|
|Wheelbase||56.0 inches (1,422.7 mm)|
|Castor||3.9 inches (98.5 mm)|
|Steering head angle||65.99°|
|Wheels||Forged aluminium wheels|
|Rim, front||3.50 x 17"|
|Rim, rear||6.00 x 17"|
|Tyres, front||120/70 ZR 17|
|Tyres, rear||200/55 ZR 17|
|Brake, front||Twin disc brake, floating brake discs on nine bearings, four piston monobloc fixed caliper, diameter 320 mm, 5 mm thick|
|Brake, rear||Single disc brake, single piston floating caliper, diameter 220 mm, 5 mm thick|
|ABS||STANDARD Race ABS with IDM calibration (part integral, 4 modes, can be switched off); DTC: Dynamic Traction Control, disengageable, four modes (Rain, Sport, Race, Slick), adjustable in Slick mode; DDC: Dynamic Damping Control semi-active adjustable suspension, four modes (Rain, Sport, Race, Slick), adjustable in all modes|
|Length||80.9 inches (2,056 mm)|
|Width (incl. mirrors)||32.5 inches (826 mm)|
|Height (excl. mirrors)||44.8 inches (1,138 mm)|
|Seat height, unladen weight||32.3 inches Standard|
|Inner leg curve, unladen weight||71.3 inches Standard|
|Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1)||439 lbs (199 kg) incl. Race-ABS|
|Dry weight 2)||373 lbs (169 kg) incl. Race-ABS|
|Permitted total weight||893 lbs (405 kg)|
|Payload (with standard equipment)||456 lbs (207 kg)|
|Usable tank volume||4.6 gallons (17.5 l)|
|Reserve||Approx. 1 gallon (4 l)|
|Price||$20,835 (including ABS)|
Technical data relate to the unladen weight (DIN)
1) According to guideline 93/93/EWG with all fluids, fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume
2) Unladen weight without fluids
The BMW HP4 is without a doubt a true beast on two wheels rewarding you with a huge amount of power, mind blowing speeds and high tech features. However the really interesting fact is that in the latest years, the BMW HP4 has made a huge progress as far as user-friendliness and ease of riding are concerned.
The motorcycle is fairly capable to win any superbike race, but is also less threatening than other models in its class which makes it truly adorable. It goes only as far as you want to push it and that huge army of advance electronics feels like is able to read your thoughts keeping you safe and in full control of the motrocycle.