2011 BMW HP2 Sport Motorsport
When BMW Motorrad presented the BMW
HP2 Sport in autumn 2007, a dream came true for many
boxer fans. Not only is the BMW HP2 Sport still the
sportiest and most powerful series production flat
twin of all time tailored to meet the needs of ambitious
two-cylinder sports riders – its numerous exclusive
details used up to now only in motorsports which entered
series production for the first time on the HP2 Sport
are truly fascinating. Now BMW Motorrad is following
up with the road-licensed “HP2 Sport Motorsport”
The HP2 Sport achieved numerous successes in scores
of races all over the world in the past 3 years, among
other things with the BMW Motorrad Works Team in selected
Endurance World Cup races. The racing boxer took part
in renowned 24-hour classics such as Le Mans or Bol
Like the factory machines the fairing, fuel tank,
seat bench, front mudguard and engine spoiler are
painted in the BMW Motorsport colours Alpine White,
Lupine Blue metallic and Magma Red. The forged aluminium
wheels are in Lupine Blue metallic at the front and
Alpine White at the rear. In addition this exclusive
special edition with the green and black start number
areas on the seat body as well as the factory sticker
set is visually very close to the successful BMW Motorrad
Motorsport works motorcycle.
The HP2 Sport Motorsport has the same technical basis
as the HP2 Sport launched in 2007. The flat twin engine
equipped with double overhead camshafts and high-engine-speed
capable cam followers used for valve operation delivers
98 kW (133 hp) at 8750 rpm. Maximum torque is 115
Nm at 6000 rpm, maximum engine speed being 9500 rpm.
The stainless steel exhaust system runs underneath
the engine and generates the inimitable throaty boxer
sound from a silencer which is aerodynamically well
placed under the seat bench.
A further exclusive racing feature is the shift assistant
in conjunction with the closely synchronised gearbox
which permits fast upshifting without having to operate
the clutch or stop accelerating. In order to reverse
the shift pattern for motorracing if required, a respective
substitution pressure sensor is available as an option.
The equipment and suspension of the BMW HP2 Sport
Motorsport also features motorracing technology. The
spring elements of the Öhlins sports suspension
are fully adjustable and a Brembo braking system with
radially bolted monoblock four-piston fixed callipers
ensures optimum deceleration even in tough motorracing
Optimum ergonomics are ensured by the adjustable
foot rest system, the cast aluminium adjustable handlebar
ends as well as the radial-hand Magura instruments.
The standard 2D dashboard, which stems directly from
MotoGP racing, provides the rider with conventional
information as well as with lap times and further
motorsports relevant data.
Lightweight construction was a major factor in designing
all components. This not only includes the self-supporting
front fairing and the self-supporting rear made of
carbon or the weight-optimised forged wheels, but
also hidden details such as the lightweight generator
used in motorsports.
With a dry weight of only 178 kilograms (199 kg fully
fuelled according to the DIN norm), the BMW HP2 Sport
Motorsport provides playful handling and great motorsports
potential, be it on country roads or on the racetrack.
As an option BMW Motorrad offers ABS especially adapted
for sports use. An additional pressure sensor in the
front brake circuit permits more sensitive brake regulation
and prevents the control unit from releasing the front
brake too early when weight is taken off the rear
wheel suddenly. The ABS can also be deactivated for
The HP2 Sport Motorsport is now available for order
and limited to 400 units. The price in Germany is
€ 22,300.- incl. 19% VAT.