BMW unveils HP2 Sport

BMW is taking its HP model range into the sport segment with the new HP2 Sport. The company released plans for the new motorcycle, the third model in its HP lineup, in a statement Oct. 2.

Based on the BMW R 1200 S, the HP2 Sport has been customized to meet the requirements of a sports rider. The German company borrowed a number of features from the track, including CFK fairings, a gear shift assistant, forged aluminum wheels and racing brakes with radially bolted calipers. A new stainless steel exhaust system is placed below the engine for the first time. The HP2 Sport uses a 128hp engine.

The HP2 Sport uses a fully adjustable Öhlins sports chassis and has an optional anti-blocking system (ABS) for safety. The ABS was adapted to the HP2 Sport and is configured so it can be switched off for the racetrack.

The HP2 is scheduled to land in the United States in 2008, but BMW hasn’t set an on-sale date or price yet.

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