2008 BMW HP2 Sport - First Ride

DOHC, Radial Valves And 133 Horsepower Make This The Sportiest Boxer Ever

By Alan Cathcart, Photography by Kel Edge, Courtesy of BMW

Tech Spec
Evolution
BMW's standard R1200S roadster, tricked out with the best bits and pieces from the company's successful world endurance racer

Rivals:
Other cost-no-object European sport-twins such as Ducati's $39,995 1098R and Aprilia's $17,999 RSv 1000 R Factory.

Tech Spec

TECH
Price: na
Engine type: a/o-c opposed-twin
Valve train: DOHC, 8v
Displacement: 1170cc
Bore x stroke: 101.0 x 73.0mm
Compression: 12.5:1
Fuel system: Bosch EFI
Clutch: Dry, single-plate
Transmission: 6-speed
Claimed horsepower: 133 bhp @ 8750 rpm
Claimed torque: 85 lb.-ft. @ 6000 rpm
Frame: Tubular-steel trellis
Front suspension: Telelever with hlins shock adjustable for spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Rear suspension: Paralever with hlins shock adjustable for spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Front brake: Dual Brembo four-piston radial calipers, 320mm discs
Rear brake: Single Brembo two-piston caliper, 265mm disc
Front tire: 120/70-ZR17 Metzeler Racetec
Rear tire: 190/55-ZR17 Metzeler Racetec
Rake/trail: 24.0/3.4 in.
Seat height: 32.7 in.
Wheelbase: 58.5 in.
Fuel capacity: 5.3 gal.
Claimed dry weight: 392 lbs.
Color: Black/White
Available: Spring 2008
Warranty: 3 yrs., 36,000 mi.

Verdict
Though it can't match its liquid-cooled competition, the HP2 Sport is one capable sport-twin and the baddest Beemer ever. www.motorcyclistonline.com

HOTBOX
BMW of north America
300 Chestnut Ridge Rd
Woodcliff lake
NJ  07677
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