In trusting Varys' little birds, the bike belongs to Vikram Oberoi. About a year earlier the hotelier took delivery of the country's first Ducati 1299 Superleggera of which 500 units will be produced for global sales. While Ducati 1299 Superleggera is road-legal, BMW HP4 Race isn't. There's no word on whether a specific number has been allotted for sale in India. Lucky number one has already reached Indian shores and was unboxed over the weekend.
India's first BMW HP4 Race motorcycle (worth Rs 1 crore) arrives - Owner to take delivery soon
BMW Motorrad's most powerful production motorcycle is a track only bike, which means it comes without a headlamp and taillamp. And there's no arrangement to fit a number plate. Weight reduction has been made possible through ample use of carbon fibre.
The carbon fibre mainframe weighs 7.8 kgs. Carbon fibre front and rear wheels help in further weight reduction over the standard model. Kerb weight stands at 171 kg. BMW HP4 Race features high-spec Brembo 320mm dual disc brakes at the front and a single 220mm disc unit in the rear.
Suspension - Ohlins FGR 300 upside-down fork and Ohlins TTX 36 GP monoshock. Pirelli Diablo Superbike Slick SC2 tyres are in use. As with a race bike, all race track data can be accessed on the screen. Electronic aids include 'audibly perceptible Dynamic Traction Control' controlled by ignition cut, EBR to select engine braking, and Wheelie Control. The Pit Lane Limiter observes pitlane speed limits, and Launch Control caters to race start.