BMW Motorrad Ends HP2 Sport Production, Just 20 Units Left to Buy in the UK
Building on the successful 2007 boxer-powered World Endurance machine that was the test bed for the DOHC system, the limited production HP2 first appeared in 2008 and was, in fact, the first boxer-powered BMW production bike to have the now-standard double overhead cam operation.
The unit has a capacity of 1,170 cc and delivers 130 hp at 8,750 rpm and 115 Nm (85 lb-ft) at 6,000 rpm. The engine sends its power to the rear wheel via a six-speed transmission and a shaft. This combination enables the bike to complete the quarter mile in 11.4 seconds and offer a top speed of 248.7 km/h (154.5 mph).
The main frame and the front frame are made of steel tubes. The front suspension uses a BMW Telelever, with a wheel travel of 105 mm, while the rear one comes with a BMW Paralever setup, allowing the wheel to travel 120 mm.
The bike is fitted with a beefy braking system that uses twin 320 mm discs for the front axle and a single 265 mm disc for the rear one.
The HP2 Sport tips the scales at 178 kg/ 392 lbs (this is the wet weight), using a 120/70 ZR17 front tire and a 190/55 ZR17 rear tire.
Now that we’ve refreshed your memory about the HP2 and told you production will end soon, let us inform you that British customers reportedly still have the chance to get their hands on the last 20 units available (priced at £15,250 OTR).