Retrospective – BMW HP2 Enduro

BMW HP2 Enduro

With Phil Aynsley

BMW have a protracted historical past of manufacturing off-road flat-twin powered bikes with various levels of seriousness.

BMW's 1200 'HP2' Enduro took the adventure concept to a more hardcore place
Right here we the BMW HP2 Enduro shod with the non-compulsory Supermoto wheels, fairly than the 21-inch entrance and 17-inch rear mixture the bike got here normal with

The G/S then the GS sequence have been the mainstay and just about invented the fashionable ‘journey bike’ class.

The HP2 was introduced in 2005
The HP2 was launched in 2005, with Paris-Dakar inspiration

In 2005 the corporate launched the 1200 HP2 Enduro, which whereas technically primarily based on the modern GS mannequin, it was, in actuality, a really completely different beast, incorporating most of the classes realized over years of competitors in rallies such because the Paris-Dakar.

The BMW HP2 Enduro in these photos is shod with the non-compulsory Supermoto wheels, fairly than the off-road oriented 21-inch entrance and 17-inch rear mixture the bike got here normal with.

The frame was actually a new trellis unit specifically for the bike
The body was truly a brand new trellis unit particularly for this bike

For a begin a wholly new trellis body chassis was used. Additionally BMW’s trademark Telelever entrance suspension was changed by 45mm White Energy the wrong way up telescopic forks.

The trademark Telelever front was also missing, with traditional forks
The trademark Telelever entrance was additionally lacking, with conventional forks

In a primary for mass-production bikes an air damped rear suspension unit was employed. No spring or oil was used on this unit, simply air. Entrance suspension journey was 270 mm and rear 248 mm.

Suspension was long-travel and air-damped
Suspension was long-travel and air-damped

The motor was the last word evolution of the ‘oil head’ design and noticed inside modifications to cut back weight and improve energy to a claimed 105 hp at 7000 rpm.

Power from the boxer twin was 105 hp
Energy from the boxer twin was 105 hp

The engine was later used within the HP2 Sport and HP2 Megamoto highway bikes with each of them sporting a extra highly effective tune to swimsuit their meant goal.

The HP2 Enduro had a dry weight of 175 kg, making it 23kg lighter than the R 1200 GS. High velocity was 210 km/h.

The HP2 was capable of 210 km/h
The HP2 was able to 210 km/h

Manufacturing ceased in 2008, after three years.

A three-year production run saw the end of the HP2, but hasn't stopped BMW bringing out other HP models
A 3-year manufacturing run noticed the tip of the HP2, however hasn’t stopped BMW bringing out different HP fashions

The HP2 Enduro was adopted by the supermoto styled HP2 Megamoto in 2007.  The Megamoto gained a stability shaft which made for a smoother engine.

BMW HP2 Megamoto

The Megamoto additionally made extra grunt, 113 horsepower to be actual, and offered for $28,400 in Australia.

Then the HP2 pinnacle got here the next 12 months within the delectable HP2 Sport which offered for $34,750 plus on highway prices when it hit Aussie streets late in 2008 with 130 horsepower.

The BMW HP2 Sport

BMW HP2 Enduro Specs

BMW 1200 HP2 Enduro Specs
Engine Boxer-twin, four-stroke, four-valve per cylinder, SOHC
Gasoline system Injection. Digital consumption pipe injection/digital engine administration: BMS-Ok with overrun gasoline cut-off, twin ignition 
Displacement 1170 cc
Bore x Stroke 101.0 x 73.0 mm
Compression 11.0:1 
Max energy 105 hp (75.4 kW) @ 7000 rpm
Max torque 115 Nm (84.8 ft.lbs) @ 5500 rpm
Gearbox Six-speed 
Remaining drive Shaft drive (cardan) 
Clutch Single-disc dry clutch, hydraulically operated 
Body sort Tubular metal (trellis) house body
Entrance Suspension 45mm White Energy the wrong way up telescopic fork, 270 mm journey
Rear Suspension Solid aluminium single-sided swinging arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever, 248 mm journey
Entrance brakes Twin 304 mm rotors, four-piston calipers
Rear brakes Single 265 mm rotor, two-piston caliper
Tyres 90/90-21, 140/80-17 
Path 127 mm 
Wheelbase 1610 mm 
Size 2350 mm 
Width 880 mm 
Top 1266 mm
Seat Top 920 mm
Moist weight 195 kg 
Tank capability 13 L
Rear wheel single-sided swingarm hub on the HP2
Rear wheel single-sided swingarm hub on the HP2
Numerous details were aimed at the adventure segment on this bike
Quite a few particulars had been aimed on the journey phase on this bike, like this peg
Naturally the boxer twin was a point of focus in the HP2 Enduro
Naturally the boxer twin was some extent of focus within the HP2 Enduro