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 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 fibre frame and wheels, and a very powerful engine, along with 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 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. Supplied to whom? For how much? And how many? Nobody knows. But we promise to let you know when we find out.