2013 BMW HP4 | First Ride

Something Schmanckerl

By Aaron Frank, Photography by Daniel Kraus

EVOLUTION
BMW’s excellent S1000RR loses 15 pounds and gains auto-adjusting, semi-active suspension.

RIVALS
Aprilia RSV4 R APRC Factory, Ducati 1199 Panigale S, MV Agusta F4RR Corsacorta

TECH 
Price$TBD
Engine typel-c inline-four
Valve trainDOHC, 16v
Displacement999cc
Bore x stroke80.0 x 49.7mm
Compression13.0:1
Fuel systemEFI
ClutchWet, multi-plate slipper
Transmission6-speed
Claimed horsepower193 bhp @ 13,000 rpm
Claimed torque83 lb.-ft. @ 9750 rpm
FrameAluminum twin-spar
Front suspensionSachs 46mm fork with adjustable spring preload, dynamic compression and rebound damping
Rear suspensionSachs shock with adjustable spring preload, dynamic compression and rebound damping
Front brakeDual Brembo Monobloc four-piston calipers, 320mm discs with Race ABS
Rear brakeBrembo single-piston caliper, 220mm disc with Race ABS
Front tire120/70ZR-17 Pirelli Diablo Super Corsa SP
Rear tire200/55ZR-17 Pirelli Diablo Super Corsa SP
Rake/trail24.0°/3.9 in.
Seat height32.3 in.
Wheelbase56.0 in.
Fuel capacity4.6 gal.
Claimed curb weight439 lbs.
ColorRacing Blue Metallic/Light White
AvailableJan-13
Warranty36 mo., 36,000 mi.
ContactBMW of North America
P.O. Box 1227
Westwood, NJ 07575
800.831.1117
www.bmwmotorcycles.com

VERDICT 5 out of 5 stars
Just when we thought BMW’s superbike couldn’t get any better, Dynamic Damping Control appears. This is a truly sublime superbike.

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