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2013 BMW S1000RR HP4 First Ride Photo Gallery

MotoUSA test rides the up-spec BMW S1000RR HP4 sportbike. Read the review in the 2013 BMW S1000RR HP4 First Ride test.

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The HP4 can be fitted with a number of factory accessories including these rider foot controls.
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The DTC settings are much improved on the HP4. The electronics react more accurately to excessive wheel spin offering the rider greater control.
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The HP4 S1000RR comes fitted with Pirelli’s fantastic Diablo Supercorsa SP tire.
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It’s astounding how much of a difference the lighter wheels make in steering maneuvers.
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Stability continues to be a strong attribute of the BMW S1000RR.
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The DDC allowed the suspension settings to be plush where it needed to be and more well damped under heavy throttle or brake load.
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The S1000RR HP4 cockpit works well for riders that are taller than average.
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The HP4 S1000RR steers much easier than a standard model due to the wheel upgrade.
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The BMW S1000RR HP4
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This diagram shows the components of BMW’s Dynamic Traction Control – a first for a production sportbike.
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The HP4 kit includes new 320mm brake discs and Brembo monobloc brake calipers. The new braking components offer more consistent feel.
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The right knob atop the fork modifies spring preload.
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Slick mode now offers 14-levels of on-fly-adjustment for fine tuning traction control adjustment for tire wear, track temperature and rider fatigue.
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Baseline compression and rebound suspension changes can be made in the menu.
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Only a few BMW HP4 S1000RRs are coming stateside. MSRP hasn’t yet been announced but expect the cost to be around $25,000.
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The HP4’s instrument display has a tachometer font and functionality for the added electronic features.
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The HP4 spec S1000RR is equipped with an full titanium Akrapovic exhaust that is said to weigh 10 pounds less than stock. It is street legal in the U.S.
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2013 BMW HP4