It’s lighter than the factory WSBK bikes!
Racing Superbikes, derived from the road-going machines that any rider can buy off the showroom floor, are special machines, designed to put more focus on racing at speed as opposed to any pretense of being an approachable motorcycle. For 2017, BMW Motorrad has launched the 2017 BMW Motorrad HP4 Race, intended to be the lightest, most high-tech, race weapon.
With a limited worldwide production run of only 750 units, each HP4 Race is hand-built by a special team in Berlin, Germany. What sets the HP4 Race apart is the use of carbon-fibre in the frame and wheels, bringing it in at 171 kg fully-fuelled and ready to ride.
The theme of lightness continues throughout the HP4 Race, with carbon-fibre bodywork and panels, along with a brushed aluminium fuel tank that holds 17.5-litres of the good stuff. Coming only in BMW Motorsport racing colours, there is no word on pricing for the 2017 BMW HP4 Race, but we can safely assume, based on the “standard” HP4’s previously published price of around RM145,000, this limited race machine is not going to be cheap.