Just in case the standard S 1000 RR isn’t wild enough for you, BMW will offer a HP4 version for 2013 with all 193 ponies available in all riding modes and its wet weight (90 percent full tank) reduced to just 439 pounds with Race ABS. The first four-cylinder bike in the HP4 family also comes standard with Dynamic Damping Control (DDC), which adapts the suspension damping to the rider’s actions and road surface using sensors and electrically controlled valves. BMW took its experience from the International German Motorcycle Championship (IDM), rolled it into a little ball of electrons and stuffed it into the bike’s Race ABS, so that in “Slick” mode, the IDM setting gives a skilled rider the option of maximum possible deceleration. Basically, this bike is race-ready. It also sports Launch Control and refined Dynamic Traction Control for use with slicks, a larger 200/55 ZR-17 rear tire, standard shift assistant, forged wheels, a titanium exhaust system and lighter sprocket carrier and battery. The S 1000 RR HP4’s elaborate Racing Blue Metallic/Light White paint and numerous special styling touches set it well apart from the standard bike.
BMW recently announced pricing for the S 1000 RR HP4. The $20,525 Standard model will be equipped with:
- DDC (Dynamic Damping Control) semi active suspension
- Launch control
- Akrapovic full titanium exhaust
- Seven-spoke forged aluminum wheels in gloss black
- Radial Brembo Monobloc brake calipers
- Race ABS with new IDM calibration
- DTC (Dynamic Traction Control) with new 14-step adjustability
- Gear shift assistant
- A Pillion Rider Package featuring a rear seat and rear footpegs
- Heated grips
The $24,995 Premium model includes the Standard model equipment as well as a Competition Package featuring: HP carbon engine spoiler, HP carbon trim, HP folding clutch and brake levers, HP adjustable rider footpegs, forged aluminum wheels in Racing Blue Metallic and a sponsor decal kit (not mounted).