|Year of specifications
2 cylinder Boxer
@ 8,750 rpm
/ 392 lbs (dry)
/ 32.7 inches
When introduced, the 2008 BMW HP2 Sport was lightest most powerful
and lightest Boxer ever manufactured. It also featured numerous
technologies previously restricted to racing bikes.
The BMW HP2 Sport features a fairing made completely of carbon
fiber, a quick shifter (which allows shifting without accelerator
release and clutch disengagement), a dashboard similar to that
used on MotoGP bikes, and forged aluminum wheels and brakes
with radially bolted calipers.
The most noticeable engineering difference between the BMW HP2
Sport from the earlier endurance racing HP2
Enduro Boxer is the brand new cylinder heads: each of the
double overhead camshafts (DOHC) uses a drag lever to actuate
the valves that are larger than those on the BMW
R 1200 S. Further modifications, such as the flow-optimized
intake and outlet, new forged pistons and adapted connecting
rod, help the engine to achieve the necessary higher output
compared to the basic engine.
A new stainless steel exhaust system is placed below the engine
for the first time, keeping the lower area of the motorcycle
extremely slim for greater freedom of movement for a "hanging
off" riding position. Although designed for racing prowess,
the BMW HP2 Sport does not forego the safety benefits of ABS.
A sophisticated anti-blocking system, specially adapted to the
HP2 Sport, is available as an option and is configured so that
it can be deactivated for the racetrack.