Before the machine officially debuted in China, we got our first taste of the carbon-clad BMW HP4 Race at the 2016 EICMA Show in Milan. At that time, all we knew about this track-only motorcycle was that it would be built in limited quantities, and thus would not be cheap.

In China, we learned that pricing across “the pond” had been set at £68,000 / €80,000 for the UK and EU markets, respectively. And now, we finally get word regarding how much the BMW HP4 Race will cost American buyers, as BMW Motorrad USA has set an asking price of $78,000.

Only 750 units will be made worldwide, so it’s hard to say how many will even make the trip to the United States, but for that price tag you get quite the machine.

Horsepower is 212hp / while peak torque is hitting 88 lbs•ft at 10,000 rpm. More impressive is the wet weight figure though, which is 377 lbs – due in large part to the carbon fiber chassis, wheels, bodywork, and removal of the street-legal equipment.

Ready for the track, the BMW HP4 Race comes with an impressive parts list, which BMW Motorrad has been kind enough share. Grab a towel before you start reading.

Key Features of the BMW HP4 Race:

  • Volume is limited to 750 consecutively-numbered units worldwide
  • Milled fork bridge with carbon badge (numbered 001/750 to 750/750)
  • DIN wet weight 377 lbs (171 kg)
  • Dry weight 322 lbs (146 kg)
  • 999 cc, 4 cylinder, water/oil cooled HP4 RACE factory engine
  • 215 hp (158kW), 88 lb-ft of torque (120 Nm)
  • Reinforced WSBK transmission, longer first and second gear
  • Titanium bolts used throughout to minimize weight
  • Brembo GP 4 PR brake calipers
  • 6.75 mm brake disc thickness
  • Highly precise and steady brake pressure points
  • Brembo radial brake master cylinder
  • Carbon front wheel: 1.7 lbs (770 g) lighter than forged wheel
  • Carbon rear wheel: 1.7 lbs (770 g) lighter than forged wheel
  • Öhlins FGR forks from the WSBK (fully adjustable)
  • Variable fork bridge offset: 28 – 30 mm and 26 – 32 mm
  • Steering head angle adjustment from -0.5° to +1°
  • HP brake and clutch levers
  • Milled aluminum switches
  • Racing wiring harness prepared for 2D linear position sensor
  • Unitary HP carbon front
  • RTM carbon frame (Carbondrive) 17 lbs (-9 lbs vs. RR)
  • Lohmann HP Shift Assist Pro
  • Brushed and polished aluminum tank
  • Unitary HP carbon rear
  • 32.7” HP race seat, adjustable from 32.1” – 33.3”
  • One-piece carbon intake muffler and side trim panel
  • Carbon race engine spoiler
  • Complete carbon trim panel
  • Milled HP footrest system: 8-way adjustable
  • Öhlins TTX 36 GP rear shock
  • Two plates to adjust spring strut position
  • WSBK swingarm
  • Eight inserts for swingarm position -3 mm to +4 mm
  • 520 racing chain
  • 15, 17 pinion sprocket (series 16/43)
  • Four aluminum rear sprockets – 41, 42, 44, 45
  • 2D racing data logger including analysis software
  • HP Race Calibration Kit
  • 2D dashboard from the WSBK / MotoGP
  • WSBK complete titanium exhaust system (AGA) (Akrapovic)
  • Titanium precision casting flange on the AGA (1.1 lb lighter than WSBK flange)

Source: BMW Motorrad USA