Everything for sport.

Fascination High Performance.

Higher, faster, further. It is well-known that sport is the realm of superlatives. And HP is no exception. But when it comes to High Performance, higher, faster and further is not enough. After all, we are on the hunt for the impossible. And the finish line is just the beginning.  

When it comes to HP, it's all about sportiness, performance, fine materials. It is about setting new standards and pushing boundaries. This philosophy already embodied the first BMW motorcycle, the R 32, long before the HP brand was born. The machine from 1923 quickly had the reputation of the sporting jock, as Ernst Henne set one world record after the other with her. In 1939 it was Schorsch Meier who wrote history with his legendary senior TT victory on the BMW Kompressor RS 500 TYP 255.

In the seventies, Steve McLaughlin, Reg Pridmore and Helmut Dähne ensured a great deal of furore in the Superbike race with the win of the R 90 S in Daytona. After that, Hubert Auriol and Gaston Rahier continued the success story atop the R 80 G/S right through the desert, through the impassible terrain of the Paris-Dakar rally. After this, all things got quiet surrounding BMW Motorrad Motorsport. Too quiet, the employees believed. So they got things going themselves, out of passion for motorcycling and motorsport. This is the birth of HP.

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What matters

HP stands for speed. But for innovation and new technologies too. For elegantly detailed solutions, safety features, weight reduction, and performance enhancement. At the same time, high performance is a reduction to the essentials, which promotes the sporty claim. Not one gram too much. And not one ounce of horse power too little. HP implies unconventional paths. The destination is clear however you reach it.

This has been the case right from the outset. "The project manager of the first HP model, Markus Theobald, has been speeding around in his free time testing on the tank meadows of the military base. He spent countless hours", Sepp Mächler tells us. Since 2007, he has been product manager of the HP range. "Motorsport always requires you to leave the beaten track. This is precisely what the project team has done already, and today is no exception."

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We are not technocrats. HP expresses the pure passion of motorcycling-mad doers.
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Sepp Mächler

Production manager at HP4 RACE

The home stretch as a warm-up

When HP was introduced in 2005, the image of the super sports bike for which the HP was to create the basis was already running around the heads of the team back then. Before the market introduction of the S 1000 RR in 2009, the engineers in HP projects developed among other things the HP shift assistant, the race ABS and forged wheels as standard. And even after the launch of the super sports bike, BMW Motorrad has been shaping street racing with innovations like the first  electronic chassis.
With the HP4 RACE, BMW Motorrad is once again setting the benchmark: for the first time, a manufacturer is producing a fully carbon frame and carbon rims as standard. It can always be more dynamic and elegant. This is the philosophy that stands behind HP: consciously expanding boarders – or setting them in the first place. The home stretch as a warm-up.

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The HP models

Whipping up dust: the HP2 Enduro.

Whipping up dust: the HP2 Enduro.

Erzbergrodeo, Baja California, GCC – the first model in the HP series is being sent by BMW Motorrad straight to where a lot of dust is whipped up. It's a reflection right down to the roots. And at the same time, the starting signal for something entirely new.

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HP for the road: the HP2 Megamoto.

HP for the road: the HP2 Megamoto.

The HP2 Megamoto brings dynamics onto the road – not least because of the carbon parts that are fitted ex works. High Performance for every day.  

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The racing boxer: the HP2 Sport.

The racing boxer: the HP2 Sport.

How dynamic can BMW Motorrad be? With the HP2 Sport inhaled the brand racing air and is on the way to the first four-cylinder super sports bike from Bavaria.

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The super bike: the HP4.

The super bike: the HP4.

The predecessor through and through – but even faster, more innovative, more exclusive. With this version, on the basis of the S 1000 RR, the first four-cylinder HP model and the first standard motorcycle in the world with electronic chassis has emerged: the HP4.  

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A lighthouse made of carbon: the HP4 RACE.

A lighthouse made of carbon: the HP4 RACE.

The whole is more than the sum of its parts. The HP4 RACE may well amaze with its standard frame and fully carbon rims. But the actual coup only becomes clear out on the race track.  

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