The BMW HP2 Sport has successfully made a stir in the industry, thanks to the racing dynamics it now espouses.

Of the many features of the HP2 Sport, it bears pointing out that the bike comes with an air/oil-cooled flat twin four stroke DOHC (with radial valves) engine that’s impressive by all accounts. The engine configuration also has a cylinder head cover made of carbon fiber with replaceable valve cover guards, a complete stainless steel exhaust system, a six-speed gearbox, a digital engine management with twin-spark ignition system, a double oil cooler, and a closed loop 3-way catalytic converter with oxygen sensor.

The HP2 Sport also has a slew of state-of-the-art features that will be a boon to its owners. It’s got a low beam headlamp height adjustment, an LED rear indicator, hazard warning flasher, a permanent headlamp beam, digital race instruments with 2D cluster, and an electronic immobilizer.

Last, the HP2 Sport doesn’t complete its package without the prevalent use of carbon fiber. In this case, the lightweight material is all over the bike, including the front and the rear, the self supporting body work, and the engine spoiler made of carbon fiber.

Find out more about the BMW HP2 Sport after the jump.

  • 2012 BMW HP2 Sport
  • Year:
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
  • Transmission:
    Gearbox Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    98 @ 8750
  • MPG(Cty):
  • MPG(Hwy):
  • Torque @ RPM:
    115 @ 6000
  • Energy:
    automatic knock control permits operation with minimum octane number 95
  • Displacement:
    1170 cc
  • Top Speed:
    200 mph
  • Price:
  • Price:

BMW HP2 Sport Features and Benefits

2012 BMW HP2 Sport Drivetrain
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Special Features

Front and rear made of carbon fibre, self supporting body work
Engine spoiler made of carbon fibre
Radial Brake calliper
Gear Shift Assist

Shaft drive

Air/oil cooled flat twin four stroke DOHC (with radial valves) engine
Cylinder head cover made of carbon fibre, with replaceable valve cover guards
Complete stainless steel exhaust system
6 Speed gearbox
Digital engine management with twin-spark ignition system
Double oil cooler
Closed loop 3 way catalytic converter with oxygen sensor

Running Gear

2012 BMW HP2 Sport High Resolution Exterior
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BMW Motorrad paralever and telelever (EVO)
6.0 x 17 inch rear wheel with 190/55 ZR 17 Tyre
Twin disk front brake (Evo,320mm dial)
Single disk rear brake
Prop stand with starter inhibit
Armoured steel brake hoses
Armoured steel clutch hoses
Forged and milled wheels, 5 double spokes
Rear and front suspension strut Ohlins, fully adjustable, additional length adjustment


Low beam headlamp height adjustment
LED rear indicator
Hazard warning flasher
Permanent headlamp beam
Digital race instruments with 2D cluster
Electronic immobiliser
Integral ignition switch and steering lock
Single seat


One key system for ignition, steering and fuel filler cap
Milled foot rests adjustable
Milled triple clamp
Milled stub handlebars, adjustable


2012 BMW HP2 Sport Drivetrain
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Engine Type Air/oil-cooled 2-cylinder 4-stroke flat twin (’Boxer’), two camshafts, four valves per cylinder in radial arrangement, central balancer shaft
Bore x stroke 101 mm x 73 mm
Capacity 1,170 cc
Rated output over 98 kW (133 bhp) at 8,750 rpm
Max. torque 115 Nm at 6,000 rpm
Compression ratio 12.5 : 1
Mixture control engine management Electronic intake pipe injection / BMS-K digital engine management with overrun fuel cut-off, single-spark ignition
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Maximum speed over 200 km/h
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h tbd
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h dbd
Fuel type Unleaded premium octane number 98 (RON); automatic knock control permits operation with minimum octane number 95 (RON)
Alternator Three-phase alternator 480 W
Battery 12 V / 12 Ah maintenance-free
Clutch Single dry plate clutch, hydraulically operated
Gearbox Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox
Drive Shaft drive
Frame Tubular steel space frame front and rear made of self-supporting carbon
Front wheel location suspension Telelever, spring pre-load continuously variable, compression damping, rebound damping and vehicle height adjustable
Rear wheel location suspension EVO Paralever, Öhlins central spring strut, spring pre-load continuously adjustable, rebound and compression damping adjustable, vehicle height adjustable
Suspension travel front rear 105 mm / 120 mm
Wheelbase 1,485 mm
Castor 86 mm
Steering head angle 66 °
Wheels Milled cast aluminium wheels
Rim Front 3.50 x 17"
Rim rear 6 x 17"
Tyre, front 120/70 ZR 17
Tyre, rear 190/55 ZR 17
Brake, front Dual disc brake, floating brake discs, 320 mm diameter, Brembo monobloc 4-piston caliper
Brake, rear Single disc brake, diameter 265 mm, double-piston floating caliper
ABS BMW Motorrad ABS as optional extra, deactivation function, with brake pressure detection
Length 2,135 mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 750 mm
Height (excl. mirrors) 1,163 mm
Seat height, unladen weight 830 mm
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 1810 mm
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled 199 kg
Dry weight 178 kg
Permitted total weight 330 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 131 kg
Usable tank volume 16 litres
Reserve approx. 3 litres


2012 BMW HP2 Sport High Resolution Exterior
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Visordown ---- "Is BMW’s HP2 Sport the ultimate Boxer, or just an over-priced showman? We spent a day on the road with the £15,000 BMW that floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee"

Autoblog ---- "The new HP2 Sport appears fully competitive with the best from Italy and Japan. To prove it can compete, BMW developed this bike through racing in the form of the World Endurance Championship, and it performed quite well, especially for the company’s first effort with a new bike"

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