2008 BMW HP2 Sport — First Ride — Motorcyclist Magazine

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DOHC, Radial Valves And 133 Make This The Sportiest Ever

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A Race Replika From The Motoren Werkes

First we got the then the Megamoto and now the Sport, the for many, the most anticipated-member of exclusive HP2 range. And what a it is! A surprisingly faithful replica of the world endurance racer, the HP2 High-Performance Twin) Sport performance heretofore unheard of a road-going BMW.

Think of it as a two-wheeled version of the seriously sporty M-series

The HP2 Sport was first revealed to the at the Paris Motor Show past September, and we had an opportunity to put laps on the all-new model a few weeks later at the posh Race Resort in Spain. ride came just a few after I’d sampled the world endurance racer at in France (see page and I was shocked by how similar the two bikes lending credibility to the company’s that the HP2 Sport is essentially a version of the racebike.

A quick look at the spec confirms this, as the HP2 Sport the same DOHC engine and similar performance (133 compared to 140 bhp for the catalyst-free racebike). more, the streetbike is actually 7 lighter than the racebike, to the latter’s heavier quick-change setup and oversized fuel

The bikes even look thanks to sharp styling by Swedish designer Ola Stenegard of David Robb’s protgs), with carbon fiber and high-end, race-derived components. BMW.

The sense of dj vu continued I settled into the saddle. The comfortable riding position is the same, giving lots of to move about the bike and to hang off it in turns to minimize the of dragging the carbon-fiber-clad cylinder The adjustable clip-ons and eccentric for the footrests and controls allow the position to be tailored to suit any resulting in a balanced riding without excessive weight on wrists.

BMW HP2 Sport

There’s plenty of legroom the cylinder heads touch before the rider’s toes do.

fully adjustable hlins front and rear, handling is of the racer as well. The Telelever end feels different from sportbikes until you get mentally in to it. The front shock’s sophisticated delivers good feedback the Metzeler Racetec tire, you to trail-brake deep into a

Indeed, braking stability is one of the advantages of Telelever. The front end only slightly after is initiated, and then stays no matter how hard you squeeze the That initial hint of is dialed in on purpose to give a indication that deceleration has a sensation often absent alternative front ends.

feedback encourages the rider to full advantage of the magnificent Monobloc radial front which stop the HP2 hard and but with plenty of feel.

Once unleashed on Ascari’s straight, the HP2 Sport gained improbably fast for a boxer-twin, and minimum vibration. The engine has of personality and sounds great, a delicious, distinctive drone from the underseat silencer. extremely torquey in nature, and the singleplate clutch delivers acceleration as soon as you crack the equally light-action throttle.

clean mapping of the Bosch ECU the flat-twin to pull cleanly from as low as 2500 rpm in sixth without any transmission snatch. at cracked throttle is just as aided by a variably progressive linkage, in spite of just a injector per cylinder.

BMW HP2 Sport
BMW HP2 Sport
BMW HP2 Sport
BMW HP2 Sport
BMW HP2 Sport
BMW HP2 Sport
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