Pure Performance

When the best designers and engineers at BMW Motorrad have free fein to pursue their vision, the results can be summed up in two words: High Performance. High Performance stands for exclusivity and a focus on the essentials. It stands for the finest materials, state-of-the-art technology and outstanding design.

The new HP4 is the first four-cylinder model to join these exalted ranks, combining extreme lightness with unparalleled performance and total control. It's based on the RR, recombining the RR motorsport genes to create a thoroughbred serial production motorcycle. One that aims, quite simply, to be the finest in its segment, making waves among super-sport bike fans just as the RR did.

Making its world-wide debut here is DDC (Dynamic Damping Control) - an intelligent suspension setup that adapts perfectly to suit the riding situation. Meanwhile, Race ABS, DTC, HP gear-shift assist, the titanium exhaust system and the forged aluminium wheels have all been made more sophisticated than ever. Factor in the lightest four-cylinder engine and it's clear that the HP4 is one of the most agile and dynamic supersport bikes ever.

Its superb design makes it utterly exclusive - all the more so because it will only be produced for a limited time, as demonstrated by the engraved serial number and the HP logo on the fork bridge. The HP4 - truly one of a kind.

Type Water/oil-cooled 4-cylinder 4-stroke in-line engine, four titanium valves per cylinder, two overhead camshafts
Bore x stroke 80 mm x 49,7 mm
Capacity 999 cc
Rated output 142 kW (193 bhp) at 13,000 rpm
Max. torque 112 Nm at 9,750 rpm
Compression ratio 13.0 : 1
Mixture control / engine management Electroinc injection, digital engine electronics with integrated knock control (BMS-KP)
Emission control 1 closed-loop 3-way catalytic converters, EU-3 norm with electronically controlled interference pipe and acoustic valves
Performance / fuel consumption  
Maximum speed over 200 km/h
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h 5.7 l
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h 5.9 l
Fuel type Super (premium) unleaded, octane number 95-98 (RON) (knock control; rated output at 98 RON)
Electrical system  
Alternator three-phase generator 350 W
Battery 12 V / 7 Ah, maintenance-free
Power transmission  
Clutch Multiple clutch in oil bath, anti hopping clutch, mechanically controlled
Gearbox Constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox, straight-toothed
Drive 17/45 chain
Chassis / brakes  
Frame Aluminium composite bridge frame, partially self-supporting
Front wheel location / suspension Upside down telescopic fork Ø 46 mm, dynamic damping control DDC, adjustable spring preload, electronically adjustable damping
Rear wheel location / suspension Aluminium dual swing arm, dynamic damping control DDC (central spring strut), hydraulically adjustable spring preload, adjustable compression and rebound damping
Suspension travel front / rear 120 mm / 130 mm
Wheelbase 1,422.7 mm
Castor 98.5 mm
Steering head angle 65.99°
Wheels Forged aluminium wheels
Rim, front 3.50 x 17"
Rim, rear 6.00 x 17"
Tyres, front 120/70 ZR 17
Tyres, rear 200/55 ZR 17
Brake, front Twin disc brake, floating brake discs on nine bearings, four piston monobloc fixed caliper, diameter 320 mm, 5 mm thick
Brake, rear Single disc brake, single piston floating caliper, diameter 220 mm, 5 mm thick
ABS BMW Motorrad race ABS, disengageable, four modes to choose from: Rain, Sport, Race, Slick, IDM setting
Dimensions / weights  
Length 2.056 mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 826 mm
Height (excl. mirrors) 1,138 mm
Seat height, unladen weight 820 mm
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 1810 mm
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 199 kg incl. Race-ABS
Dry weight 2) 169 kg
Permitted total weight 405 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 207 kg
Usable tank volume 17.5 l
Reserve approx. 4 l

  • Technical data relate to the unladen weight (DIN)
  • 1) According to guideline 93/93/EWG with all fluids, fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume
  • 2) Unladen weight without fluids

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