2012 BMW HP2 Sport

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2012 BMW HP2 Sport
2012 BMW HP2 Sport


2012 BMW HP2 Sport Review

2012 BMW HP2 Sport

The BMW HP2 Sport caused quite a stir with its race track appea­rances – rarely has a 2-cylinder flat twin bike caused the competition so much trouble, it even outdistanced many a 4-cylinder bike. In the last 24-hour race at the Oschersleben Speedweek, both machines entered in the race finished in the overall top 10. One reason for this perfor­mance is the DOHC cylinder head*, which is being used for the first time in this fascinatingly engineered enthusiast’s motorcycle.

For all ambitious sports riders and keen flat twin fans a unique limited edition of 400 is now to be produced: derived from the paint finish of the Endurance machine, it is finished in the colours Alpine White /Indigo Blue / HP Red. As in the racing machine, the rims are finished in Indigo Blue at the front and Alpine White at the rear. Otherwise all the familiar specifications apply, including the material – leading to a sensational dry weight of 178 kg – and the impressive performance figures. In short: take the opportunity to put it away right now – or else use it for what it was built for and order a second set of rims for the rain tyres along with it! ­

* DOHC = Double OverHead Camshaft, double overhead camshaft for each cylinder.


2012 BMW HP2 Sport Model Highlights

Standard Factory Equipment:

Special Features
Front and rear made of carbon fibre, self supporting body work
Engine spoiler made of carbon fibre
Radial Brake calliper
Gear Shift Assist

Shaft drive
Air/oil cooled flat twin four stroke DOHC (with radial valves) engine
Cylinder head cover made of carbon fibre, with replaceable valve cover guards
Complete stainless steel exhaust system
6 Speed gearbox
Digital engine management with twin-spark ignition system
Double oil cooler
Closed loop 3 way catalytic converter with oxygen sensor

Running Gear
BMW Motorrad paralever and telelever (EVO)
6.0 x 17 inch rear wheel with 190/55 ZR 17 Tyre
Twin disk front brake (Evo,320mm dial)
Single disk rear brake
Prop stand with starter inhibit
Armoured steel brake hoses
Armoured steel clutch hoses
Forged and milled wheels, 5 double spokes
Rear and front suspension strut Ohlins, fully adjustable, additional length adjustment

Low beam headlamp height adjustment
LED rear indicator
Hazard warning flasher
Permanent headlamp beam
Digital race instruments with 2D cluster
Electronic immobiliser

Integral ignition switch and steering lock
Single seat

One key system for ignition, steering and fuel filler cap
Milled foot rests adjustable
Milled triple clamp
Milled stub handlebars, adjustable






2012 BMW HP2 Sport – American Specifications/Technical Details

Model may not be available in the USA



2012 BMW HP2 Sport – Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $NA CDN

Model may not be available in Canada


2012 BMW HP2 Sport – UK Specifications/Technical Details
Europe MSRP Price: £15,295 GBP

Type Air/oil-cooled 2-cylinder 4-stroke flat twin (‘Boxer’), two camshafts, four valves per cylinder in radial arrangement, central balancer shaft
Bore x stroke 101 mm x 73 mm
Capacity 1,170 cc
Rated output over 98 kW (133 bhp) at 8,750 rpm
Max. torque 115 Nm at 6,000 rpm
Compression ratio 12.5 : 1
Mixture control / engine management Electronic intake pipe injection / BMS-K digital engine management with overrun fuel cut-off, single-spark ignition
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed over 200 km/h
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h tbd
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h dbd
Fuel type Unleaded premium, octane number 98 (RON); automatic knock control permits operation with minimum octane number 95 (RON)
Electrical System
Alternator Three-phase alternator 480 W
Battery 12 V / 12 Ah, maintenance-free
Power transmission
Clutch Single dry plate clutch, hydraulically operated
Gearbox Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox
Drive Shaft drive
Chassis / brakes
Frame Tubular steel space frame, front and rear made of self-supporting carbon
Front wheel location / suspension Telelever, spring pre-load continuously variable, compression damping, rebound damping and vehicle height adjustable
Rear wheel location / suspension EVO Paralever, Öhlins central spring strut, spring pre-load continuously adjustable, rebound and compression damping adjustable, vehicle height adjustable
Suspension travel front / rear 105 mm / 120 mm
Wheelbase 1,485 mm
Castor 86 mm
Steering head angle 66 °
Wheels Milled cast aluminium wheels
Rim, Front 3.50 x 17″
Rim, rear 6 x 17″
Tyre, front 120/70 ZR 17
Tyre, rear 190/55 ZR 17
Brake, front Dual disc brake, floating brake discs, 320 mm diameter, Brembo monobloc 4-piston caliper
Brake, rear Single disc brake, diameter 265 mm, double-piston floating caliper
ABS BMW Motorrad ABS as optional extra, deactivation function, with brake pressure detection
Dimensions / weights
Length 2,135 mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 750 mm
Height (excl. mirrors) 1,163 mm
Seat height, unladen weight 830 mm
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 1810 mm
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled 199 kg
Dry weight 178 kg
Permitted total weight 330 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 131 kg
Usable tank volume 16 litres
Reserve approx. 3 litres


2012 BMW HP2 Sport – Australian Specifications/Technical Details
AUS MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing.

Model may not be available in Australia

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