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– 2011 BMW HP2 Sport
2011 BMW HP2 Sport
BMW HP2 Sport. Throttle up. Blast off.
With a staggering 130 horsepower, the HP 2 Sport features the most powerful Boxer engine ever designed by BMW Motorrad. For the first time ever, double overhead camshafts are included in our famous opposed twin cylinder motor, kicking out even more revs. Making the HP2 Sport even more track-ready is new Quickshifter technology, which means faster gear changes without having to chop the throttle or use the clutch. Add a fully adjustable Ohlins sport front and rear suspension, Radial mounted Brembo Monobloc brakes, a lightweight carbon fiber aerodynamic fairing, not to mention forged racing wheels and tires and a MotoGP-inspired cockpit that computes lap times and other racing data, and the result is one of the most advanced sport bikes to ever scorch the tarmac.
Outstanding race results are inexorably linked with BMW Motorrad’s flat twin “Boxer” models. So it is an obvious step to build a high-end version! The result is the BMW HP2 Sport: the uncompromising realisation of the 24-Hour Endurance racer as a road machine. 100 per cent motor racing genes, licensed for the road. An exclusive sports machine by BMW Motorrad for motor racing connoisseurs and 2-cylinder enthusiasts which puts racing expertise into serial production – with power and authenticity. With an incredible air/oil-cooled 98 kW (133 bhp) and 115 Nm – a unique performance for a serial production “Boxer”!
For ambitious sports riders, the BMW HP2 Sport is the non plus ultra: consistent lightweight construction, excusive details and top-class materials give it truly unique quality. The self-supporting front and rear sections in carbon, even lighter forged wheels and filigree components reduce the dry weight to an impressive 178 kg. Exclusive motor racing features to be found in serial production for the first time such as the shift assistant which allows shifting without accelerator release and clutch disengagement, and the DOHC cylinder head with its four radially arranged valves. A maximum engine speed of 9500 rpm provides pure Grand Prix feeling! Speed fans can enjoy complete banking freedom since the aerodynamic high-quality steel exhaust system has been moved under the engine and seat and ends in an attractive rear silencer in the single-section rear. The large-volume silencer provides an inimitable “Boxer” sound – an acoustic thrill for racers. The 2D GP dashboard derived from Moto-GP racing provides all information to the cockpit. The chassis, ergonomics and vehicle geometry are individually adjustable, guaranteeing excellent handling. This orientation to the rider’s personality is highlighted by the use of carbon: due the consistency of this material the trim is made almost entirely by hand, making every BMW HP2 Sport a unique specimen.
In short: the refinement of the BMW HP2 Sport combines impressively high riding performance and exclusive visual appearance to provide maximum riding pleasure as you have never experienced it on a flat twin “Boxer” before!
2011 BMW HP2 Sport Features
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” special model.
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 d’Or.
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 Ã–hlins 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 conditions.
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 racetrack use.
The HP2 Sport Motorsport is now available for order and limited to 400 units
2011 BMW HP2 Sport – Specifications
USA MSRP – $25,500 USD
Canada MSRP: See Dealer for Current Pricing
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 133 bhp (98 kW) at 8,750 rpm
Max. torque 85 lb/ft (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 120 mph (200 km/h)
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h no data available
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h no data available
Fuel type Unleaded premium
Alternator Three-phase alternator 480 W
Battery 12 V / 12 Ah, maintenance-free
Clutch 180 mm dry, single plate w/ hydraulic actuation
Gearbox Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth
Drive Enclosed driveshaft with two universal joints
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, Ã–hlins central spring strut, spring pre-load continuously adjustable, rebound and compression damping adjustable, vehicle height adjustable
Suspension travel front / rear 4.1 in (104 mm) / 4.7in (119 mm)
Wheelbase 58.5 in (1,485 mm)
Castor 3.4 in (86 mm)
Steering head angle 66 °
Wheels Milled cast aluminium wheels
Rim, front 3.50 x 17″
Rim, rear 6 x 17″
Tyres, front 120/70 ZR 17
Tyres, 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 84 in (2,135 mm)
Width (incl. mirrors) 29.5 in (750 mm)
Height (excl. mirrors) 45.8 in (1,163 mm)
Seat height, unladen weight 32.7 in (830 mm)
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 71.3 in (1810 mm)
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 439 lb (199 kg)
Dry weight 2) 392 lb (178 kg)
Permitted total weight 728 lb (330 kg)
Payload (with standard equipment) 289 lb (131 kg)
Usable tank volume 4.2 U.S. gallons (16 litres)
Reserve approx. .8 U.S. gallons (3 litres)
1) According to guideline 93/93/EWG with all fluids, fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume
2) Unladen weight without fluids