BMW HP4 Race
BMW HP4 Race is not a road-legal motorcycle but a track monster

BMW Motorrad, the two-wheeler arm of German auto giant, had launched its most affordable bikes -- G 310 R and G 310 GS -- in India last week. The G 310 twins are expected to increase the BMW Motorrad India sales by a big margin, but the company has not stopped bringing high-end bikes in India.

The latest to join the India portfolio is HP4 Race which is the most expensive BMW Motorrad bike.

Limited to just 750 units worldwide, BMW HP4 Race has been priced at Rs 85 lakh, ex-showroom in India. The intriguing part is that the HP4 Race comes without a headlamp, tail lamp and number plates.

If that is not enough, BMW HP4 is also not road-legal. You cannot ride it on a public road. Yes, you read it right.

BMW HP4 Race
BMW HP4 Race uses light weight carbon fibre extensively and top-notch cycle parts

BMW HP4 Race is the most track-focused bike of the German motorcycle maker based on the road-legal HP4. The HP4 Race can be used only at race tracks and hence BMW has eschewed lights and number plates. BMW HP4 Race uses lightweight carbon fibre extensively in its construction in addition to the highest-spec brakes, suspension and electronics available at present.

Individually crafted by a small and highly specialised team at BMW Motorrad, the HP4 Race is powered by a race-spec engine that makes 215hp at 13,900rpm and maximum torque of 120Nm at 10,000rpm. The mill comes mated to a six-speed close-ratio racing gearbox used with optimised transmission ratios.

BMW HP4 Race
BMW HP4 Race's race-spec engine that makes 215hp at 13,900rpm and maximum torque of 120Nm at 10,000rpm.

The main frame of HP4 Race is made entirely of carbon fibre and weighing just 7.8 kilograms. The front and rear wheel are also made of this high-tech material, enabling serious weight reduction. BWW HP4 Race is equipped with top-notch FGR 300 upside-down fork at the front and the TTX 36 GP spring strut at the rear, both supplied by the Swedish manufacturer Ohlins.  Featuring two Brembo GP4 PR monoblock brake callipers with 320 T-type racing steel brake disks, the brake system of HP4 Race also has parts otherwise only to be found in World Cup machines.

BMW HP4 Race boasts off 2D dashboard and 2D data recording including logger. The track machine also gets wheelie control, launch control and pit lane limiter, all spot on for thoroughbred track use.

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