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.
The G/S then the GS sequence have been the mainstay and just about invented the fashionable ‘journey bike’ class.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Manufacturing ceased in 2008, after three years.
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.
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.
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|
|Bore x Stroke||101.0 x 73.0 mm|
|Max energy||105 hp (75.4 kW) @ 7000 rpm|
|Max torque||115 Nm (84.8 ft.lbs) @ 5500 rpm|
|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|
|Seat Top||920 mm|
|Moist weight||195 kg|
|Tank capability||13 L|