The BMW HP2 Sport is an absolute beauty. It has a historical background too – with its design coming from a 1923 bike. Its old make up is what makes it so appealing as well as it being the most daring model made to date – with BMW throwing everything they could into it and money being no object.
The HP2 Sport has a 1170cc engine – one of BMW’s most powerful “oilheads” with an fuel injected engine that consists of eight valves, giving it an amazing 128 hp to 8,400 rpm and so, naturally, this made boxer fans extremely excited.
Weighing in at 178 kg, it is a light bike, much lighter than the R1200S, the model that the designers took inspiration from. It has the same tube steel frame, however, underneath, the HP2 Sport has upgraded to an extremely light carbon fibre seat section. Carbon fibre is a major design feature with this bike and it is also fitted with aluminium wheels, hence why it is so lightweight. The Ohlins suspension gives the most up to date technology while Brembo Monoblock front brakes give it the title of most modified sports motorbike.
This bike has its major perks but also has some cons. The mirrors have been described as being some of the worst, due to the fact they don’t give enough of a panoramic view for riders to see past their elbows. However, they are easily adapted to tip this bike to perfection; simply by purchasing extended mirrors, it will give the rider a much wider view of the road and allow them to not only be safe but to push the bike to its full potential.
|Engine||Air cooled, DOHC, 8v|
|Average fuel consumption||35.5mpg|
|Submitted by:||L B||Review Date: November 2016||Comfort||Very individual horizontal twin bags for grunt. Loads of character|
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|Pros Comments||Awesome hot summers day ride|