2006 BMW HP2 model line-up is here on MotorcycleUSA.com
- The styling is similar to the F650GS, with the body panels being plastic colour-impregnated items.
- The HP2 recently won the prologue stage of the Austrian Erzberg Race with rider Simo Korssi.
- Instead of the Telelever, a conventional inverted telescopic fork will be used.
- The Paralever swingarm is 1.18 inch longer than the GS's and works in concert with an all-new air-based spring strut to provide rear suspension.
- The HP2 sports a leaner look than its Boxer siblings. One noticeable difference is in the rear with a shorter rear-end silencer and the absence of luggage.
- BMW entered two of its new HP2 Enduros in this year's Baja 1000, with the 12X bike of BMW Team Baja Bound finishing third in the Pro-Open Class.
- The factory themselves will enter bikes in various championships to prove the bike’s capabilities.
- BMW Motarrad has broken cover with the emergence of a hot-rodded R12000GS called the HP2.
- The bikes will be hand-built; therefore they will carry a premium price tag.
- The BMW HP-2s all-new chassis has been put on an extreme diet, helping the HP2 boast a claimed dry weight of just 386 pounds.
- To justify the High Performance tag, the engine balancer has been removed trading smoothness for performance.