With this new model, the sport designation has just taken on a new dimension at BMW. A sportswoman like we have never seen in Munich, with technical solutions borrowed directly from competition, and equipped as is not allowed. here is HP2 Sport, third model of the family after the HP2 Enduro and the HP2 Megamoto.
The followers, fans or spectators of Endurance races already know this bike. Indeed, it has already made its baptism of fire and its proofs in races this year, such as the 24 hours of Le Mans, the tests of Barcelona, Oschersleben and recently the Bol d’Or. So, some observers were anticipating the release of this bike – but nobody thought that BM would go so far in the design of this machine for the series; because between the endurance proto and the production version, there are really … few differences:
The instrument cluster fitted as standard to the cockpit of the BMW HP2 Sport is a technological gem, developed in cooperation with the company 2D Systems (whose systems are also implemented for data entry and analysis in GP). The handset has a large digital display and different operating modes. It is controlled using two switches on the left stalk.
The upper triple clamp as well as the two flanged handlebars, adjustable on the vertical axis, are refined forged parts in solid-milled aluminum. At this level, we also find the brake master cylinder as well as the radial piston clutch master cylinder, which are fixed using quick-release clamps, like what we find in the race.
A set of beautiful pieces, installed to the delight of amateurs and racing professionals. With all of its technical modifications, the dry weight of this BM is only 178 kg, and 199 in running order without the fuel, making it a German almost as light as a Japanese. This weight loss as well as various racing adaptations allow you to have a competency in your hands..
Less kilos = more liveliness. So, we put on what it takes: a carbon fiber fairing, a one-piece and self-supporting rear shell, a steel trellis frame revised accordingly and new die-cast wheels even lighter..
When it comes to efficiency, the HP2 Sport comes out on top. The Telelever and Paralever suspension systems are completed by a set Öhlins adjustable in all directions. The rear shock absorber also makes it possible to adjust the attitude of the motorcycle. A revised gearbox staging, tighter, allows to keep all the gniak of the engine in the intermediate reports. And to ensure performance for several hours, the ergonomics have not been left behind. Eccentrically adjustable footrests secure your boots onions, and a lot of things are adjustable on the HP2: selector and brake lever, milled die-cast aluminum handlebars adjustable on several
Magura axles and levers with radial master cylinder (for brake and clutch) adjustable in depth.
To output 130 horsepower while ensuring reliability worthy of an endurance machine (which it represents), in addition to the modifications mentioned above, new high-resistance die-cast and lightened pistons as well as adapted connecting rods take place in the cylinders.
The shape of the nostrils typical of Bavarian productions has been enlarged and optimized in the wind tunnel to better cool the 2 oil radiators located behind. The air channeling and optimal heat removal have been particularly studied.
The hunt for weight has been done everywhere. But true to its philosophy of respect for the environment, the brand has taken care to install a three-way catalytic converter, even if it costs a few kilos. Everything around it is designed for racing: an exhaust valve is there to strengthen the torque curve. On leaving the cylinder heads, the exhaust line now passes under the engine to improve the angle grip. The pot, very design, is supposed to deliver an impressive sonorous roar typical of the Boxer. To see … but if there is an option of the same pot as the one used in Endurance, it will be a choice to make absolutely: at the Bol d’Or, the prototype gave off the same boom as that of an airplane engine of the second world war. To bristle your hair 😉
Could the HP2 Sport be BMW’s answer to competition? Not yet. This motorcycle was not designed to compete with a GSX-R or an R1 for track or race performance. It is about offering enthusiasts the ultimate evolution of Boxer sportiness for the track. Something exclusive, with a very pronounced racing taste … the culmination of a challenge that BMW had launched. But at MP, we recently thought that an HP4 version, with all these technical solutions and a powerful and light 4-cylinder (BM, engine manufacturer in F1, can do it) would be a formidable weapon against the Japanese armada. We just messed up the name – BMW’s new ultimate sport identity is called S 1000 RR.
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HP2 Sport 1200 2008
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250 km / h
The technical aspect
BMW HP2 Sport 1200 2009
- Tank: 16 liters
- Width: 750 mm
- Height: 1,163 mm
- Wheelbase: 1,485 mm
- Dry weight: 178 kg
- Weight in running order: 199 kg
- Train before
- Final drive shaft
- Rear axle
(101 x 73 mm mm)
at 8,750 rpm
at 6,000 rpm