The “HP” initials have become quite significant with BMW Motorrad over the last few years. They simply stand for High Performance, and they graced a few impressive models like the HP2 Enduro/MegaMoto/Sport. The designation was brought back for an track-only machine that produces 215 horsepower and weighs just 378 pounds wet – that’s 90 pounds less than the S1000RR it’s based on!
High power is one thing, but it’s the weight savings that are very impressive here. BMW achieved this by copious use of carbon fiber – in addition to the bodywork, the frame and wheels are made from the lightweight material. The exhaust is full titanium, as are fasteners and engine bolts. Obviously, that gets pricey: when BMW announced this bike, they said that they would make 750 units with a price of $78,000. For more on what it’s like to ride this for yourself, check out Spurgeon’s review over on RevZilla’s Common Tread.
This example (VIN: WB10E3301JZG32615) has all of 1 mile on it, and it’s #240 of 750. I have not been able to verify if all 750 examples have actually sold already, so you can try to snag a new one. But if you’re actually going to ride it and want what might be the ultimate track day bike, this could be a way to grab a HP4 Race for a few bucks off. Find it for sale in New York, New York with bidding up to $35,000 here on Bring A Trailer.
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