Thursday, August 03, 2006

AC Schnitzer BMW HP2: The Ultimate Supermoto

This AC Schnitzer converted BMW HP2 should be just the ticket for a bit of sliding around

The HP2 is one hell of a barking mad off-road bike from BMW. 100 horsepower packed in one lean, lithe package, the HP2 (where HP stands of High Performance) offers a very different riding experience from BMW’s dual-purpose R1200GS. If I equate the GS with a Toyota Lancruiser Prado, then the HP2 would be a stripped out Willys Jeep – albeit one with a modern, refined and powerful engine, and updated suspension and braking components! The video below shows what a stock HP2 is capable of…

This BMW HP2 'Dig the dirt' video is insane!

Now, German tuning house AC Schnitzer have gone and converted an HP2 into a road-based ‘superbike.’ Up front, there’s a USD, 50mm WP fork and twin 320mm four-pot disc brakes. The rear shock is also from WP, and the bike now runs on ZR-rated Dunlop Sportmax GP Racer rubber – 120/70-R17 front, and 180/55-R17 at the back. There’s a new AC Schnitzer titanium exhaust system, which boosts power to 111.3bhp@ 7500rpm, and torque to 120Nm@ 5550rpm. Weight is 190kg, and weight distribution front:rear is a perfect 50:50. Should be one hell of a machine!

Staid old BMW bikes? Er, not this one

Also see: 2007 BMW HP2 Megamoto: BMW ups the ante yet again!

Other interesting BMWs? Here's a Rennsport from 1954

1 comment:

Eko Prasetyo said...

cool bikes this bmw baby looks like it was made by aliens...

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