2013 BMW HP4 Specs and Review - BMW Motorrad has unveiled the first 4-cylinder bike the lightest supersports in the 1000cc class to this model HP. Based on the BMW S 1000 RR, a new HP4 has an output of 193 hp (142kW) and has a dry weight of 373 lbs (169 kg) including Race ABS. Ready with the fuel tank 90% full only 439 pounds (199 kg) race. These new models have a number of upgrades.
HP4 BMW saw its world premiere in 2012 and is a continuation of BMW Motorrad HP model series which was founded in 2005. After the HP2 Enduro boxer models, HP2 Megamoto and HP2 Sport, BMW HP4 is the first 4-cylinder motorcycle in the HP family. HP label stands for high performance, and once again realize HP4 power handling, and superb driving dynamics. But it also reflects the use of very high quality materials and intelligent technology, carefully conceived down to the last detail.
The new production HP4 is immediately ready for use on the race track, do not require complicated modifications. However, at the same time it offers great potential to increase the dynamic path. Due to the international press presentation in the fall of 2009, S 1000 RR has achieved much success – and not just in comparative tests motorcycle magazine. This is clear evidence of the quality and consistency of the concept of supersports. Equipped with Race ABS and Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), S 1000 RR setting a new benchmark in this segment is contested and technologically advanced. But even the S 1000 RR to leave some room for improvement.
HP4 provides homologation basis for the use of BMW motorcycles in motorcycle racing, especially in the Superbike and Superstock categories. This new model has many technological innovations that highlight the orientation of the racing and track racing. Standard passenger seat cover ensures monoposto (solo rider) look so characteristic of the race track. But for riders who want to travel with a passenger, BMW Motorrad also offers a package of passengers a choice of factory production. In addition to the passenger seat, including passenger footrests system.
The new HP4 reflects its status as a high performance motorcycle suspension system in the world’s first for production motorcycles: is equipped standard with Dynamic Damping Control (DDC). This system allows the adaptation of dynamic damping of the fork upside down and the spring strut with certain conditions up on the road. Adjust the damping valve regulation has increased maneuverability or road surface by using a sensor and electrically controlled. HP4 offers optimal damping in all riding conditions to provide maximum traction and safety.
With the introduction of ABS Ras in the S 1000 RR, BMW Motorrad underlined the role of pioneer in the field of ABS. For the first time, antilock brake system consistently adapted for equestrian sports.
The new 200/55 ZR 17 tires on the rear wheels and finely adjusted in a Dynamic Traction Control mode “Slick”. HP4 is using a new rear tire in the format 200/55 ZR 17. Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) has been used in the S 1000 RR supersports have been optimized for use in HP4: now the effect of traction control can be adjusted in mode “Slick” to changing road conditions and individual preferences of the rider while riding.
HP4 is the first BMW motorcycle that has a Launch Control function is to give active support to the rider in the mode “Slick” to achieve maximum acceleration from standing – for example at the start of the race. Launch control engine torque limit so as to provide maximum torque is transferred to the rear wheels. This means motorists should be less focus on the throttle because he is controlling the acceleration of just using the clutch. In addition, when Launch Control is activated, the engine torque is reduced as soon as the system detects front-wheel lift. This prevents unwanted wheelies when accelerating.
BMW’s new HP4 is equipped with a water-cooled 4-cylinder in-line engine from the S 1000 RR with a peak output of 193 hp (142 kW) at 13,000 rpm and maximum engine speed 14 200 rpm. As in the S 1000 RR, a maximum torque of 83 lb / ft (112 Nm) achieved at 9750 rpm. This has seemed to increase torque at 6000 rpm to 9750 rpm range. In mode “Rain” is now a smooth output and torque curves are available between 2,500 rpm and 8,000 rpm.
HP4 has many special features to meet the needs of sports and racing riders. For example, the instrument cluster not only has the face of a new call is designed with the inscription HP4 but also provide an extended range of information and functions. The screen now shows information DDC menu set-up and adjustment figures for DTC and the activation of Launch Control.
Styling of the new Supersports HP4 shows aspirations to race tracks and public roads for a dynamic ride. In addition to the display (solo rider) there monoposto dual-engine spoiler section – elongated compared to the S 1000 RR which highlights the dynamic performance is improved HP4. HP4 laser etched logo with serial number on the upper fork bridge underline the exclusive character of the bike. A complex color paint on some of the Racing Blue Metallic / White Light creates the appearance-oriented racing suit, HP4 with Competition Package is an exclusive version especially motorcycles. Refined HP carbon parts, including spoilers, old engines covered in carbon HP, HP customized systems rider footrests, folding HP brake and clutch lever, the wheel is finished in Metallic Blue and Racing sponsor decal kit manufacturers provide an additional improvement of the new HP4.
2013 BMW HP4 technical highlights:
• Fork bridge with engraved number and HP4 logo.
• Lightest four-cylinder 1000cc sportbike available
• Innovative suspension with Dynamic Damping Control DDC.
• Race ABS with IDM setting.
• Dynamic Traction Control DTC with fine adjustment in “Slick” mode.
• Launch Control.
• Adapted wheelie detection.
• New rear tire size -200/55 ZR 17.
• Shift assistant as standard.
• Light titanium exhaust system with controlled acoustic valve and ?interference pipe.
• Forged light alloy wheels, anodized in black.
• Radial monoblock brake calipers by Brembo with special brake pads.
• Extended, dual-section engine spoiler.
• LED turn indicators.
• Tinted windshield.
• Lighter 7 Ah battery.
• Performance-oriented engine set-up.
• Increased torque in the medium engine speed range.
2013 BMW HP4 with Competition Package:
• Long, closed engine spoiler made of carbon.
• Sponsor sticker kit included.
• Wheels in Racing blue metallic.
• HP Carbon badge carrier.
• HP Carbon tank cover.
• HP brake lever, hinged.
• HP clutch lever, hinged.
• HP rider footrest system, adjustable.