Wednesday, June 27, 2007

BMW HP2 Megamoto: More pics and details

The BMW HP2 Megamoto. Terrific!
We first spoke of the BMW HP2 Megamoto back in October last year, and now here’s more details and official pics of what we think is BMW’s most radical, most exciting motorcycle. The numbers first – dry weight is 178kg, and the 1200cc, opposed-twin Boxer engine makes 113bhp and 115Nm of torque. Sure, it’s no GSX-R1000, but the HP2 Megamoto accelerates from zero to 100km/h in just 3.2 seconds…

Wheelie it, get your knee down, get it sideways - the Megamoto is up for all kinds of hooliganism!

In terms of styling, the HP2 Megamoto is in the Ducati Hypermotard territory. And like the Duke, the Megamoto only looks like a supermoto – it’s actually a big, multi-capable streetbike. Lattice steel tube chassis, 45mm USD Marzocchi front forks, Ohlins shock-absorber at the back, Akrapovic exhaust and BMW’s traditional shaft drive complete the Megamoto package. It really is a stand-out BMW motorcycle if ever there was one. 

Akrapovic exhaust, single-side swingarm, shaft-drive and 113 horsepower in a 178kg package. Not bad, eh?

More details on the BMW website here. Also see the AC Schnitzer Megamoto – essentially an HP2 Enduro converted into a ‘Megamoto’ months before BMW themselves did the same!

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