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This isn’t the first S1000RRbased HP4 to emerge from BMW, but it is by far the most ex­treme. Back in 2012 BMW launched a hot ver­sion of their ground-break­ing S1000RR, call­ing it the HP4, con­tin­u­ing the lin­eage started by the fab­u­lously ec­cen­tric 2008 HP2 Sport.

The orig­i­nal HP4 was 5kg lighter than the stock RR, and be­stowed with more ad­vanced elec­tron­ics, more torque in the midrange, re­vised gear­ing, big­ger air in­take, re­vised geom­e­try, dash, and myr­iad styling tweaks. In 2014 is was up­dated with Bosch cor­ner­ing ABS. The model was dis­con­tin­ued in 2016.

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