Only the world's top professional enduro riders and selected motorcycle journalists have had the opportunity to experience the world's most powerful twin-cylinder enduro motorcycle on the trail, and to this day, off-road enthusiasts have only been able to read about it in the motorcycle press. However, BMW's new HP2 (High Performance 2-cylinder) enduro machine is just weeks away from being officially launched across the entire Motorrad UK dealer network on Saturday 10 September.
Dealerships across the country are gearing up for a day of HP2 excitement as BMW's unique off-road boxer twin takes centre stage in showrooms. Following a successful international press launch at the AltoTuria Enduro Park in Spain earlier this summer, the launch will be the first chance for dirt-riding enthusiasts in the UK to try BMW's powerful and innovative enduro machine for size.
Showroom doors will be wide-open and visitors will be able to see the new HP2 in the metal, as well as watch exciting footage of the HP2 in action at race-events around Europe. Customers will also be able to take away the latest issue of BMW Bikes magazine, featuring an in-depth review of the HP2 model launch, as well as a special 25 years of the GS supplement.
As an added-value incentive, all riders who purchase the new HP2 from any BMW Motorrad UK dealership in 2005 will automatically receive a unique off-road HP2 experience which includes a day's off-road training at BMW's Off-Road School in Wales directed by 6-times Dakar rally competitor Simon Pavey, as well as dinner and overnight accommodation.
Weighing only 175kg dry (24kg less than the R1200 GS) and featuring an increased power output of 105 bhp, the HP2 is packed with innovations such as the world's first motorcycle spring/damper system running exclusively on air. Production volumes of the HP2 will remain relatively low, making this a truly exclusive motorcycle for enthusiasts who want a road-legal motorcycle with incredible off-road potential.
The new BMW HP2 will be available at all BMW Motorrad dealerships from Saturday 10 September priced at £11,995 on the road. This price includes a standard two-year unlimited mileage warranty.
To locate the nearest BMW dealership, customers can call 0800 777 155, or visit www.bmw-motorrad.co.uk.