BMW has high-end sportbike fans salivating for the second half of 2017 after giving the world its first look at the BMW HP4 RACE at the EIMCA show in Milan.
The HP4 is already a beast on its own. The high-performance Inline Four is based on the popular S1000RR and touches nearly 200 horsepower and provides more than 80 lb-ft of torque. It’s got top-of-the line dynamic suspension front and rear and a full suite of electronics to tailor the bike to almost any ride condition imaginable. It’s definitely a premium item.
But BMW wanted to make it even more premium, so the new RACE edition is dripping with carbon fiber. Not just the fairings and Akrapovic exhaust, but the frame and wheels too.
BMW Motorrad President Stephan Schaller didn’t divulge much else about the bike in a company press release, except that more information will be provided this coming spring. It will be a limited edition motorcycle and will be supplied during the latter half of 2017. No information yet regarding an ordering process, availability or price.
Ducati released a bike with a similar affinity for carbon fiber earlier in the week, the 1299 Superleggera. Be sure to check that one out as well, in case you have an extra $80,000 laying around.