View Full Version : HP2 Sport is here...
10-04-2007, 03:55 AM
It was first time announced as a concept last year, "R1200S Endurance Racer concept", and we saw her racing and being nightmare to Duc 1098 et al... The long waited two cylinder hurricane is officially announced.
I encourage you to click pictures to see "wow size" ones...
10-04-2007, 03:57 AM
Below quotation from BMW Press Announcement.
The dream of many Boxer fans has come true: With the new BMW HP2 Sport, BMW Motorrad is putting the sportiest, most powerful and lightest Boxer series of all times on the road. The third model of the HP model range was designed for the ambitious sports rider and enthrals with numerous exclusive details that were previously restricted to racing, some making their first appearance in series vehicle production.
Examples of these include the self-supporting and aerodynamically optimised fairings made completely of CFK, the gear shift assistant, a dashboard like that used in the MotoGP, the forged aluminium wheels and the racing brakes with radially bolted calipers. Wherever the eye of the spectator wanders, it sees
pure racing technology that delights every enthusiast. It is unmistakably athletic, a vehicle that inspires on country roads as well as on the racing circuit.
Regardless of the limits for the engine output as a result of the principle and
the aerodynamic disadvantages from the cylinder configuration of a Boxer, BMW Motorrad deliberately decided to further develop this historic engine concept for a road racer with racing circuit talent. The key engine data are very respectable: the engine achieves more than 96 kW/128 hp at 8750 minÔÇô1 compared with the significantly modified engine of the BMW R 1200 S. The maximum torque lies at 115 Nm at 6000 minÔÇô1, the highest revs of the
engine reaches a peak value at 9500 minÔÇô1.
Technically, the BMW HP2 Sport is based on the BMW R 1200 S. Customised to meet the requirements of the ambitious sports rider down to the last detail, the BMW HP2 Sport is however a completely independent and absolutely exceptional motorcycle. Many detailed solutions are based on the experiences gained in long-distance races.
The most striking difference of the BMW HP2 Sport from the endurance
racing Boxer is the brand new cylinder heads: Each of the double overhead camshafts (DOHC) uses a drag lever to actuate the valves that are larger than in the BMW R 1200 S. Further modifications such as the flow-optimised intake and outlet, new forged pistons and adapted connecting rod help the engine to achieve the necessary higher output compared to the basic engine.
The new stainless steel exhaust system is placed below the engine for the first time. This keeps the construction of the lower area of the motorcycle extremely slim, enabling great freedom of movement for the familiar ÔÇÿhanging offÔÇÖ riding
position, and the fitting of a CFK engine spoiler is advantageous to the aero-dynamics. An inimitable boxer sound with new acoustic quality is generated by the exhaust system and the striking design of the rear silencer is impressive.
Another exclusive racing feature is the gearshift assistant together with the narrow ratios of the 6-speed gearbox to enable fast gear changes without having to ease off the gas and operate the clutch. This technology is offered
for the first time in a series vehicle. In order to adapt the gearshift pattern for
the racing circuit, a suitable replacement pressure sensor is available as special equipment if necessary.
The fully adjustable ?ûhlins sports chassis also has a Brembo monoblock brake system with radially mounted, four-piston fixed calipers at the front.
Optimum ergonomics are ensured by the adjustable forged aluminium footrests, the adjustable stock handlebar and the Magura brake levers with radial mounted brake actuators.
The series dashboard that comes directly from MotoGP sport provides the
rider with important information and can also deliver lap times plus other racing relevant data as well as the usual displays (see Chap. 3).
Attention was paid consistently to the lightweight construction of all com-ponents. This includes not only the self-supporting front fairing and the likewise self-supporting carbon rear or the weight-optimised forged wheels, but also hidden details such as the lightweight generator from the racing world. ThatÔÇÖs how it was possible to reduce the unladen weight of the HP2 Sport to DIN standard with full tank (90%) to 199 kilos. The dry weight is a mere 178 kilos.
The interplay of variable ergonomic design, increased engine output and
the favourable centre of gravity of the Boxer guarantees superb handling and racing potential.
Even if racing fascination is clearly at the forefront of the BMW HP2 Sport,
it does not have to forego the safety design feature of ABS. The sophisticated anti-blocking system specially adapted to the HP2 Sport is available as an option and is configured so it can be switched off for the racetrack.
The market introduction of the BMW HP2 Sport is scheduled for 2008.
Hey Don -
Absolutely impressive. Thanks for the post and associated pictures.
Only question though, where does the hottie biker babe, with the big hair, halter top, and exposed thong, park herself when riding two-up?
Lusting to know...., eagar to find out.
10-05-2007, 01:24 AM
It's too early for what you're looking for JK... No umbrella opened yet :thumb
OK, some more info...
10-05-2007, 02:38 AM
I know some dealers have already got down payments for this bike. Wish I could get one. I would make it a race bike.
10-05-2007, 02:53 AM
Art, physics, an motors all rolled into one. BMW is on the ball. Now, if they would just make an ATV.
10-05-2007, 03:35 AM
It's very impressive.
BMW is making a move on a younger market - and this is going to be a big foot in the door if the price isn't too silly. The photos make it exhude pure class. I love the cylinder head - the valve setup with the rocking finger (they call it a "drag lever") is lifted directly off the S54 M3 car engine design. This uses a very tiny shim on top of the valve stem to set the clearances. Nice setup - and one that is very stable over time, and the entire design has less moving mass than a cam/follower design - allowing for higher RPMs and less forceful valve springs. It also - in this configuration looks very easy to adjust (the finger is moved out of the way to remove the shim - and on the M3 engine - the finger just slides to the side on the shaft it rocks on - after removing a retainer..)
Neat. Can't wait to see one in person..
I'm going to see if I can add a link to this thread on the Hexhead forum..
10-05-2007, 03:11 PM
yes, but what about the final drive?
10-05-2007, 03:20 PM
Stunning to say the least.
10-05-2007, 06:01 PM
WOW... :brad , I now know what will replace the Boxer Cup Replika :thumb .
10-05-2007, 10:14 PM
Gorgeous! Wow. Wish I had the wallet for one.
10-05-2007, 10:18 PM
deilenberger;245694]It's very impressive. BMW is making a move on a younger market - and this is going to be a big foot in the door if the price isn't too silly.
Est. price take $25,000.
10-06-2007, 03:03 AM
Might draw more attention to this thread with it in the right forum.
10-06-2007, 01:05 PM
Thanks to move...
She sounds great...:thumb
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