2009 BMW HP2 Sport Motorcycle Review — Ultimate MotorCycling

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BMW HP2 Sport

2009 BMW HP2 Sport | Motorcycle

While the motorcycling community the impending arrival of BMW’s new the S 1000 RR, we take another at a very substantial machine may well suit some better than the new race the HP2 Sport. A direct descendent of the R S, the HP2 jumped several stages of in Darwin’s theory of natural morphing into quite an motorcycle.

The HP2 (for high 2-cylinder) is an interesting amalgamation of old and utilizing a modified R 1200 S laden with BMW’s powerplant, the Boxer Twin. non-Boxer fans will be why BMW would create a serious mount around the old-school twin. For fans of the legendary the retort will be, Why not?

there were enough in high places at BMW that that sentiment.

Wrapped up in carbon bodywork and augmented copious pieces of billet the of the HP2 exude an aggressive sportiness. the milled billet triple to the 2-into-1 stainless steel system, every aspect of the has been breathed on with attention to detail. Chassis is a R 1200 S unit that, due to the of the carbon fiber tail completely does away the subframe.

Ditto for the fairing; no bulky hardware, just a fully single piece of carbon

With the license plate and taillight easily jettisoned the removal of just four and a single electronic connector, and removed with just two it’s apparent BMW intended bike to be taken to the track. signals are so thin and stylish can be left on.

The stainless steel pipes come together the engine for maximum lean clearance, then snakes up the center of the bike, exiting the tail section-which is judiciously to dissipate heat. The muffler is to the tail section via sophisticated sensitive fasteners that for expansion and contraction during and cooling.

BMW has effectively quashed the after-market on the manufacturing the bike with milled billet aluminum, adjustable eccentric cam rear-sets and gear and brake pedals adjustable toe tips for fine the bike’s fit). Carbon covers grace the valve protected by easy to replace plastic pads in the event of down the protruding cylinder Beautiful forged wheels are to reduce rotating mass for the race edge.

This the old Boxer. Cylinder heads been completely revitalized, double overhead chain-driven rocking four larger valves per cylinder. Lighter pistons result in a quick motor that peaks out 128 hp at 8750 rpm, and redline at 9500.

You can scream the Beemer and keep it in the but the bike works best in a gear high, using the low-end torque to pull you out the side.

The HP2 is equipped with speed shifter that clutchless, full-throttle up-shifts on the 6-speed gearbox courtesy an sensor in the lever that reduces injection, creating a low load to allow a smooth change. The system is automatically the moment the clutch lever is

Utilizing BMW’s patented and Paralever systems for the front and suspension, the HP2 is augmented with adjustable Ohlins shocks at ends. One aspect of the Telelever end (a swingarm type system transfers a majority of inertia to the chassis instead of through the stem) is that front-end is significantly reduced under The result is especially advantageous setting up for a corner, as the bike nicely settled, smoothing the from braking to getting into the throttle.

Naturally BMW went with the standard in brakes; Brembo. mono block four-piston mated to dual 320mm on the front and a single 265mm Brembo on the rear deliver stopping power. Controls are top of the Magura. Ergonomics of the Sport, geared toward an aggressive position, are remarkably comfortable.

transitioning is an effortless affair.

is a full blown, 2D Systems unit with both a and track mode. The track collects data with capabilities to a laptop computer. The shift indicator light is seen with peripheral climbing through a series of shades, graduating to red to let you know it’s time to grab the gear.

The HP2 delivers its performance at a manageable level, the predictability and sanity of the big twin power the bike to be ridden closer to its than many of the liter on the market. Although the HP2 is more capable of spinning up in response to an throttle hand, it doesn’t the rider into tip-toeing with concerns of getting off.


This pleasant comfort and ride-ability results in a thoroughly track experience. The HP2 is refreshing in there really is no comparable out there.

The HP2 is certainly not every rider’s mount. If you’re out bottom lines and comparing numbers to make your on a bike-the HP2 probably isn’t for That said, if you prefer to to the beat of your own drum and can a superlative, unique sportbike can respectfully hold its own at a track the HP2 might well be the bike for

2009 BMW HP2 Sport – Specifications

1,170cc air/oil-cooled opposed twin, DOHC, four per cylinder

Bore x Stroke: 101 x

Horsepower: 128 (claimed)

Compression 12.5

Transmission: 6-speed Cardan shaft final

Front Suspension: BMW Telelever/Ohlin

Suspension: BMW Paralever/Ohlin

Front Dual 320mm rotors radial-mount Brembo calipers

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