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2012 BMW ›› Motorcycle / Scooter ›› Sport ›› HP4 ››


2012 BMW HP4

The HP4 BMW Motorrad are introducing the lightest 4-cylinder superbike in the 1000cc class. The BMW HP4 is based on the BMW S 1000 RR, and that means it gets the same 193 horsepower in-line 4-cylinder engine.

While the engine remains almost identical it has been tweaked to provide slightly more mid-range torque. In addition it’s also designed to offer the full 193 hp regardless of whether the bike is in ”Rain”, “Sport”, “Race” or “Slick” modes.

A Light Sport Motorcycle

The HP4 is light thanks to new wheels, a titanium exhaust, lighter sprocket carrier and lighter battery. An optional “Competition Package” for the HP4 adds some extra carbon fiber parts including a long, closed engine spoiler and tank cover, an adjustable rider footrest system, folding brake and clutch levers, as well as wheels finished in blue metallic and a sponsor sticker kit.

Smart Motorcycle

The BMW HP4 isn’t just lighter though. It’s also smarter. It comes standard with an active, electrically-actuated Dynamic Damping Control system and a torque-adjusting Launch Control system. Dynamic Damping Control (DDC) is a system which allows dynamic damping adaptation of the upside-down fork and spring strut to suit the road condition. The damping is rate is regulated thanks to an array of sensors and electrically controlled regulation valves.

The launch control system of the HP4 helps the bike accelerate from a standing start as quickly as possible, without the rider having to focus quite so much on getting the right balance between acceleration and keeping the front wheel in contact with the ground. The HP4's launch control system is setup so that engine torque is immediately reduced as soon as it detects the front wheel start to lift.

The BMW HP4 also features a four mode ABS system. This offers different settings depending on conditions and tire choice. For wet surfaces (“Rain”), roads (“Sport”), race track with supersports tires (“Race”) and race track with slicks (“Slick”). All fairly self explanatory really.


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2012 BMW HP4 Base
Year 2012
Manufacturer BMW
Model Name HP4
Trim Name Base
Generic Type (Primary) Sport
Engine Type Water-cooled 4-stroke in-line four-cylinder-engine, four valves per cylinder, two overhead camshafts, dry sump lubrication
Bore 80 mm
Stroke 64.3 mm
Cylinders-Displacement (cc) 1,293 ccm
Engine Power 175 hp (129 KW) at 9,250 rpm
Engine Torque, Maximum 103 ft-lb (140 Nm) at 8,250 rpm
Compression Ratio 13.0 : 1
Mixture Control Electronic intake pipe injection/digital engine management including knock sensor (BMS-K)
Emissions 2 closed-loop 3-way catalytic converters, EU-3 norm with electronically controlled interference pipe and acoustic valves
Top Speed Over 125 mph (200 km/h)
Fuel Economy: Combined City/Hwy 50 mpg, at a constant 55 mph
Fuel Type Unleaded premium only
Alternator three-phase alternator 580 W
Battery 12 V / 12 Ah, maintenance-free
Clutch Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, hydraulically operated
Gears Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox
Drive System Shaft drive
Frame Type Bridge-type frame, cast aluminium, load-bearing engine
Front Suspension BMW Motorrad Duolever; central spring strut
Rear Suspension Cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; central spring strut with lever system, spring pre-load adjustable hydraulically (continuously variable) at handwheel, adjustable rebound damping
Wheels & Tires
Front Travel (in./cm.) 4.5inches (115 mm)
Rear Travel (in./cm.) 5.3 inches (135 mm)
Wheelbase 62.4 inches (1,585 mm)
Castor 4.1 inches (104.4 mm)
Steering 60.4°
Wheel Option Cast aluminium
Front Wheel 3.50 x 17"
Rear Wheel 6.00 x 17"
Front Tire 120/70 ZR 17
Rear Tire 190/55 ZR 17
Front braking system Twin disc, floating brake discs, diameter 320 mm, 4-piston fixed calipers
Rear braking system Single disc brake, diameter 265 mm, double-piston floating caliper
ABS Option Standard equipment: BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral)
Length 85.9 inches (2,182 mm)
Width 35.6 inches (905 mm)
Height 48 inches (1,221 mm)
Seat Height 32.3 (820 mm) low seat: 31.1 (790 mm)
Curb Weight 560 lbs (254 kg)
Dry Weight 503 lbs (228 kg)
Weight 1,014 lbs (460 kg)
Weight, Maximum Capacity 460 kg
Payload Capacity 573 lbs (206 kg)
Fuel Capacity 5 gallons (19.0 liters)
Fuel Reserve Approx. 1 gallon (4.0 liters)