BMW HP4 Race now in M’sia; 215 hp, 120 Nm, RM521k

BMW HP4 Race now in M’sia; 215 hp, 120 Nm, RM521k

BMW Motorrad goes into the Malaysian MotoGP weekend with a track weapon of its own, the HP4 Race which has arrived in Malaysia to the tune of RM520,900 including GST, excluding insurance – a fair bit more than the standard BMW S 1000 RR, which retails for RM106,900.

The HP4 Race has a natural rival in the Ducati 1299 Superleggera, although the Bolognese machine is one that is homologated for road use. The slick tyre-shod Motorrad machine counters with track-ready appointments, including a carbon-fibre frame which weighs just 7.6 kg, representing a 33% reduction from the S 1000 RR‘s 11.6 kg aluminium frame, according to BMW.

Power comes from a 999 cc, liquid-cooled DOHC 16-valve inline-four engine which is rated for 215 hp at 13,900 rpm, and 120 Nm of torque at 10,000 rpm. Outputs are sent to a six-speed, straight-cut gear transmission and chain final drive, with slipper clutch as standard.

Armed to the hilt with electronics, the HP4 Race includes 15-level traction and engine braking control; four ride modes – Wet, Intermediate, Dry 1 and Dry 2 – are included, while datalogging joins lap timing and GPS comes as standard. Its race pedigree also shows with the inclusion of a pit lane speed limiter, launch control, wheelie control, spring travel and brake pressure sensors.

Further driving the HP4 Race’s track-only orientation is a hardware suite which includes adjustable eight-position footrests, adjustable handlebars, seat height adjustment, adjustable steering head angle and swingarm centre of rotation, reverse shift pattern and up-and-down quickshifter.

Suspension hardware is from the top flight of superbike racing, with an Ohlins FGR300 Superbike World Cup front fork handling road-holding duties with an Ohlins SD052 steering damper. For endurance racing purposes, the HP4 Race’s front wheel can be liberated in quick-release fashion, with the fork legs able to twist out of the way for quick wheel changes. An Ohlins TTX36 GP unit handles rear monoshock duties.

BMW HP4 Race now in M’sia; 215 hp, 120 Nm, RM521k

More race-grade componentry for braking features. Brembo GP4-R calipers with titanium pistons clamp on a pair of 320 mm-diameter discs in front, driven by a Brembo RCS 19×18 master cylinder. Around the back, a four-piston Brembo caliper with titanium pistons grip a 220 mm rear disc.

Rolling stock is a pair of carbon-fibre wheels, and along with the lightweight frame made from motorsport’s favourite woven material, combine to give the HP4 Race a weight of 171 kg, fully fueled, ready to ride. Fuel capacity, incidentally, is 17.5 litres.

Limited to 750 units worldwide, the HP4 Race is hand-built by a dedicated team in Berlin, Germany, and comes solely in BMW Motorsport livery. The limited-run HP4 Race seen here is covered by a two-year, unlimited mileage warranty.

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Mick Chan

Open roads and closed circuits hold great allure for Mick Chan. Driving heaven to him is exercising a playful chassis on twisty paths; prizes ergonomics and involvement over gadgetry. Spent three years at a motoring newspaper and short stint with a magazine prior to joining this website.



  • Nonsense on Oct 27, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    With that price i better buy 1 ford f150 2.7 ecoboost and 1 toyota hilux revo 2.8. Lolz.
    Let see how many of this hp4 can be sell.

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  • Giovanni on Oct 27, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    500k?!! Ohh sheet…juz booked the M2 Coupe today.

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    • 12yrsold on Oct 29, 2017 at 12:27 pm

      Park both this beautiful machines side by side. Where do U think their eyes will be OGLING ??!

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  • Kancil Hybrid on Oct 27, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    Syukur RM500k je. Kat Singapore mesti SGD500k.

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  • The HP4 Race is a pure racing bike. You now what racing is?

    RM521k is a fair price for a racing bike btw.

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  • Chockful of hitech, exotic materials and components. Still…. Only for those who have everything else.

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  • Meanwhile, the Honda RC213V-S (which is based on a GP racing bike and cannot be compared with the HP4) is US$184,000 (RM780,787) in the US…

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  • Abg karim on Oct 29, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    Hohohoho , half million for 215 hp , much better buy M5 , get 500++ hp & more important look kaya

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    • Kereta harap je hp tinggi tapi slow macam siput. baik superbike hp sikit tapi laju… Perhhh

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    • Kereta harap je hp tinggi tapi slow macam apa…. Baik superbike hp kurang tapi power

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  • polla on Oct 30, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    oh no, juz booked an X1 for myself, a 330e for wifey and and a Myvi for the maid…521k oso

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  • Better buy Kawasaki H2R

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  • Chanleonghin on Oct 02, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    m5 500++ hp tapi superbike lebih laju pada kereta biarlah 200++ hp pom tapi dia tetap laju lagi.kereta harap je hp tinggi tapi slow… wkwkwkwk.

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  • Kereta harap je hp tinggi tapi slow…. Baik superbike hp sikit tapi laju

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