Oct 19, 2018

EICMA 2016: BMW HP4 RACE

2017 BMW HP4 RACE
BMW has presented an advanced prototype of the HP4 RACE with full carbon fibre main frame and rims at EICMA.

Hot on the heels of Ducati’s unveiling of the 1299 Superleggera, BMW Motorrad has announced the most exclusive BMW motorcycle of all time at the EICMA show in Milan – the BMW HP4 RACE.

While details are sketchy, an advanced prototype with full carbon fibre main frame and carbon fibre rims was presented at EICMA. As to how closely the prototype resembles what BMW expects the production version to be was also unclear.

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The only definitive information provided by Stephan Schaller, President of BMW Motorrad, related to the frame and wheels – “The HP4 RACE will feature the full carbon fibre main frame and carbon fibre rims as shown here. We will reveal more about this model next spring.

It is also certain that the BMW HP4 RACE will be manufactured by hand in an exclusive limited series. Production is expected to begin in 2017 with the first bikes supplied in the second half of 2017.

2017 BMW HP4 RACE
The HP4 RACE will have a full carbon fibre main frame.
BMW's drawing of the HP4 RACE shows many similarities to the current S 1000 RR.
BMW’s drawing of the HP4 RACE shows many similarities to the current S 1000 RR.