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A Carbon Fiber Motorcycle – It Was Just a Matter of Time: The BMW HP4 Race

BMW HP4 Racer is the brand new carbon fiber motorcycle from BMW.

Imagine a carbon fiber motorcycle frame weighing only 17 pounds. BMW has done it. BMW will later this year release a limited number of the HP4 Race Carbon Fiber Motorcycle, their newest, ultra-light carbon fiber motorcycle. The HP4 Race is described as a “pure-bred racing bike,” and is one of the first bikes in the world feature a carbon-fiber mainframe. Add to that some carbon fiber wheels and carbon-fiber track fairings, and you get an incredibly light bike: with fuel and oil, it still only weighs 377 pounds. Sparing nothing when it came to reducing weight, BMW even built the exhaust out of titanium – the lightest metal known to man.

BMW has updated all the intake and exhaust camshafts,  as well as the crankshaft connecting rods and intake funnels

There are 8 different mounting positions, so that riders of all sizes can enjoy handling the bike, and the seat is adjustable, setting to three different positions.

The engine puts out a beastly 215hp, and 14,500RPM. The 6-speed close-ratio gearbox is quick, and has been developed purely for track use. It also comes with a quick shifter, BMW’s HP Shift Assistant Pro, which allows you to shift without using the clutch for fast, smooth performance.

The built-in electrical system includes Dynamic Traction Control, Wheelie Control, Engine Brake Retarder, Launch Control and Pit Lane Speed Limiter – all aimed towards track and race use.

Only about 750 of these HP4’s will ever be produced, so if you’re interested – better act quickly. Each one is crafted by hand to be a unique work of art. The price tag looks a little steep, but if you can afford it, the HP4 should be one of the best-performing superbikes every produced.

Features of the BMW HP4 Race Carbon Fiber Motorcycle

  • Carbon Fiber Mainframe
  • Carbon Fiber Wheels
  • Carbon Fiber Track Fairings
  • 6-speed, close ratio gearbox
  • Dynamic Traction Control
  • Wheelie Control
  • Pit Lane Speed Limiter
  • 215 HP
  • 377 lbs.

The BMW HP4 Race will be produced in a limited edition. Price–if you have to ask, you can’t afford it. And the price will be pretty pricey.

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