BMW has officially revealed the Track-Tuned version of the BMW S1000RR, the 2013 BMW HP4. The 2013 BMW HP4 is an evolution of Company’s HP2 series with the BMW S1000RR’s inline-four engine and the first application of BMW’s latest Dynamic Damping Control (DDC).
BMW’s Dynamic Damping Control is semi-active suspension system which reacts automatically to braking, accelerating, and cornering on various road surfaces and analyzes the parameters provided by sensors to set the correct level of damping at electrically-actuated proportional damping valves. The Dynamic Damping Control is linked to the traction control system DTC and ABS via the CAN bus. It uses characteristic maps to provide the optimal damper tuning within a defined range.
The 2013 BMW S1000RR HP4 also distinguished from the standard S1000RR by a revised traction control system, a new seven-spoke forged alloy wheels with a lighter sprocket and a wider 200/55 rear tire, a lighter batter and a new titanium exhaust system with controlled acoustic valve and interference pipe. All those lighter components make the BMW HP4 is more than fifteen pounds lighter than the standard S1000RR. The BMW HP4 weighs in at 438.7 pounds with a 90% full fuel tank and 372.6 pounds dry.
The 2013 BMW HP4 comes with new launch control system, Slick mode, that maximizes acceleration from a standing start. In Slick mode, the rider will be able to focus on controlling acceleration from a start using just the clutch and doesn’t need to worry about the throttle position.
The new 2013 BMW HP4 is powered by the same 190 hp engine as the S1000RR’s, but the torque has been increased in the 6000 to 9750 rpm range. This BMW’s superbike has four ride modes, Rain, Sport, Race and Slick.
Other standar features on the 2013 BMW HP4 include Race ABS with IDM setting, shift assistant, Radial monoblock brake calipers by Brembo with special brake pads, Adapted wheelie detection, 9x floating brake discs at front, a longer engine spoiler, LED turn indicators, a tinted windshield, lighter 7 Ah battery and seat in monoposto look with passenger seat cover.
Visually, the HP4 has identical asymmetric headlight and fairing design as the S1000RR, but features fork bridge with engraved number and HP4 logo.
An additional Competition Package for the 2013 BMW HP4 is also available, including Long, closed engine spoiler made of carbon; Sponsor sticker kit; Wheels in Racing blue metallic; HP Carbon badge carrier; HP Carbon tank cover; HP brake lever, hinged; HP clutch lever, hinged; and HP rider footrest system, adjustable.
According to the BMW Motorrad USA, the new HP4 will be available in the U.S. No detail on the availability date and pricing at the moment.