2018 BMW HP4 Race #131/750

HIGH BID: $32,200

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Given the sheer number of incredible machines one could buy right off of a dealer’s floor over these last few years, it is easy to believe that we will look back on this period of motorcycling and consider it a golden era. Like Ducati’s Desmosedici and Honda’s RC213V-S, the BMW HP4 Race was not built for homologation purposes (although it was rare and limited to just 750 examples) – it was produced to showcase the German manufacturer’s technical abilities and give the general public the opportunity to pilot something very special. And like other low volume offerings with hefty price tags, this is not just a special paint job, but something that quite literally would not be out of place in a Superbike paddock at the highest levels of moto racing. Priced at $78,000 new it was not cheap, but when you start to take a closer look at the hand-built HP4 Race and everything that comes on it, the value proposition begins to make a lot of sense. This is not just a S1000RR with a few special parts.

The BMW HP4 Race is not street legal and was never intended to be ridden anywhere other than your favorite circuit and as such it has no lights or reflectors, no bulky number plate holder or any extra street necessities to add weight or get in the way of its main objective: go fast. At just 377 pounds ready to ride it is very light – it saves nearly 100 pounds off a standard S1000RR. It’s svelte nature is due in large part to its full carbon fiber frame that scales in at under 18 lbs. The subframe was also fabricated out of composite material, and the bodywork and wheels are made of carbon fiber.

The engine itself is distinct from the standard RR model, with a lighter crank, forged rods, different cams, and a full titanium exhaust system courtesy of Akrapovic. It is protected with a full set of GB Racing guards from the factory. The swingarm is unique to the HP4 and it is special component that is part artwork and part engineering. It is a hand welded aluminum piece developed in conjunction with famed chassis builder Suter Racing and designed to handle the full 215 HP of the BMW’s 999cc inline four.

A full suite of electronics to help manage the power is standard and state of the art including traction control, wheelie control, engine braking along with clutch-less shifting up and down. In order to keep an eye on everything, a 2D dash panel displays a no-nonsense readout of all that is important. Everything else on the bike is as you would expect for something in this class, the brakes are all Brembo, including the MotoGP spec GP4 monobloc calipers and a RCS master cylinder. The suspension is Ohlins with a set of superbike FGR 300 forks up front and a TTX 36 GP shock in the rear.

This example is VIN: WB10E3303JZG32647. The seller purchased the bike December 2022 through an Iconic Motorbikes auction.

It is number 131 of 750.

During his ownership, the seller has covered approximately 100 miles. The odometer shows 1,137 kilometers (705 miles).

The seller states he has changed the tires and lubed the chain.

In preparation for the listing, the seller had us perform a safety inspection. Our service department notes the following in their condition report:

Tire Year Front/ Rear: 0922/2222
Tire % Front/ Rear: USED SLICKS; replacement recommended
Tire Press Front/ Rear: 25/25
Brake % Front/ Rear : 90/80
Low Beam:NA
High Beam:NA
Tail Light:NA
Brake Light:NA
Plate Light:NA
Final Drive:OK
Battery:13.2V/14.6 CHG


Not pictured: Protective UV film.

Battery tender lead.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Pirelli Diablo Superbike tires with date codes of 0922 and 2222.

The sale includes the pictured rear stand, a selection of extra parts, the owner’s manual, as well as a BMW mat.

Cosmetic Blemishes:
Please note: Many of the pictured blemishes are imperfections in the protective film.

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this BMW is offered on a MSO only. Have any HP4 Race stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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Santa Monica, California






HP4 Race







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Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

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Total Bids Placed: 11

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: k********r

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
k********r May 16, 2024 11:55 am PDT $32,200
d**g May 16, 2024 11:55 am PDT $32,100 Auto
d**g May 16, 2024 11:54 am PDT $30,100 Auto
k********r May 16, 2024 11:54 am PDT $30,000
d**g May 16, 2024 5:46 am PDT $25,100 Auto
k********r May 16, 2024 5:46 am PDT $25,000
d**g May 16, 2024 5:45 am PDT $22,100 Auto
k********r May 16, 2024 5:45 am PDT $22,000
d**g May 9, 2024 7:31 pm PDT $20,100
m******r May 9, 2024 7:31 pm PDT $20,000 Auto
m******r May 9, 2024 7:29 pm PDT $1
Auction started May 9, 2024 9:26 am PDT
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