BMW Motorrad launches its most expensive bike in India.

Updated December 4, 2018

Earlier in the week, with the expectation of increasing its sales by a huge margin in India, BMW Motorrad, the two-wheeler arm of German auto giant, announced the launch of its most affordable bikes — G 310 R and G 310 GS. However, regardless of this announcement, the company said that it would continue introducing high-end bikes in India.

The latest high-end bike to be introduced in the Indian market by BMW Motorrad is the HP4 Race which is the costliest BMW Motorrad bike.

Significantly, a mere 750 units of the BMW HP4 Race have been manufactured globally, in India it has been priced at Rs 85 lakh INR, ex-showroom. The fact that it comes without a tail lamp, headlamp and number plates is even more surprising.

Also, customers would have to reconsider purchasing this high-end bike as it is not being made road-legal. Meaning one cannot publicly flaunt it on street roads.


Based on the road-legal HP4, BMW HP4 Race is specifically a track-focused bike of the German motorcycle. One can only take it for a spin on race tracks and thus BMW has eschewed number plates and lights.

The parts used to construct a BMW HP4 Race consist of the highest-spec brakes, electronics and suspension also not to forget the extensive use of lightweight carbon fiber.

Exclusively manufactured by a trivial and highly specialized team at BMW Motorrad, the HP4 Race comes with 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 optimized transmission ratios.

The main frame of HP4 Race weights just 7.8 kilograms and is made entirely of carbon fiber. Both the front and rear wheel are also made of this high-tech element, which gradually reduces weight load. The TTX 36 GP spring strut at the rear and the front top-notch FGR 300 upside-down fork at the front installed in the BMW HP4 are both supplied by the Swedish manufacturer Ohlins.

The brake system of HP4 Race is also very unique as it features two Brembo GP4 PR monoblock brake calipers with 320 T-type racing steel brake disks which till date can only be found in World Cup machines.

For even more track comfort, the most expensive BMW bike also comes with launch control, pit lane limiter and wheelie control. It also boasts off 2D dashboard and 2D data recording which includes logger



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