1. The New BMW HP2 Megamoto (short version).
2. The New BMW HP2 Megamoto. In Detail.
3. Engine Output and Torque of the New BMW HP2 Megamoto.
5. Technical Specifications.

1. The New BMW HP2 Megamoto.
Very Fast. For the Road.
(Short Version).

  • Light, powerful, aggressive, exclusive.
  • Most powerful Boxer yet.
  • Totally on-road biased.
  • High quality carbon-fibre body panels.
  • Chassis tuned for high performance riding.

Good news for riders with a passion for performance. The new BMW HP2 Megamoto has arrived in Australia.

The HP2 Megamoto made its surprise debut at the 2006 INTERMOT show in Germany and was launched recently as a limited-run production model in Europe.

A team of Megamotos swept all before them in the annual daredevil dash up the famed and feared Pikes Peak in July, completing the terrifying 20 km mountainous ascent in comfortably less than 12 minutes.

The Boxer engined HP2 Megamoto boasts an impressively powerful output of 83 kW and 115 Nm of torque.

The air and oil cooled four-stroke flat twin 1,170 cc motor has been tweaked to produce even more power than the BMW HP2 Enduro, introduced in 2005.

Complete with a trim, taut and terrific dry weight of 178 kg, a seat height of 890 mm (but with a low seat option of 845 mm), the HP2 Megamoto is light and lithe.

The largely unclothed tubular steel chassis, painted bright blue, accentuates the muscular outline of the Boxer engine and reveals the Öhlins spring and damper set-up at the rear, replacing the BMW Air Shock used on the HP2 Enduro.

Wide handlebars and optimum ergonomics provide the perfect platform to carve or slide through the twisty turns.

The lightweight carbon fibre and high-quality plastic aero-efficient tank fairing has the BMW roundel placed on a trio of ribs that not only allows a perfect airflow but reinforces the skeletal look of the entire machine. Pared back to the basics, fully fat-free, the Megamoto is a serious sport bike.

The supermoto market segment is a relatively young one. The BMW HP2 Megamoto arrives with the largest engine with the most torque, not to mention the most exciting visuals and most dynamic handling, and thus will assume the mantle of the most prestigious in the market.

The HP2 Megamoto is already a winner, having been recognised for outstanding design by the top European arbiters, namely the 'red dot' awards.

BMW Group seized five awards this year, three for motorcycles: For the new
F 800, the new G 650 Xchallenge and of course, the new HP2 Megamoto.

The combination of excellent design, striking visual appearance and dynamic on-road performance is topped by one further desirable attribute: Exclusivity.

Fewer than one dozen Megamotos are destined for Australia in 2007, and only a small number are allocated for 2008, and all will be sold against a specific order. BMW suggests enthusiasts keen for a taste of the ultimate Boxer-engined sports bike make haste to their nearest authorised Motorrad dealer as quickly as possible.

The BMW HP2 Megamoto is priced from $28,400 including GST, but not including dealer delivery or statutory charges.

"The new BMW HP2 Megamoto represents the pinnacle of performance Boxer engines," said Cameron Cuthill, General Manager, BMW Motorrad Australia and New Zealand.

"The combination of low down torque, a vast plateau of mid-range acceleration and a supremely agile chassis means the Megamoto will be for enthusiasts who really enjoy a spirited ride.

"Judging by the success the Megamoto has had in the hands of a team of racers at Pikes Peak, it is certainly a machine to be respected, savoured and, crucially, exercised regularly.

"Like the BMW HP2 Enduro, the Megamoto will be prized by BMW fans for a long time to come," he said.

For further press/media information contact:
Alexander Corne
Communications and Specialist Media Manager
BMW Group Australia
Phone: 03 9264 4150
Fax: 03 9562 2799
Mobile: 0439 568 819
Email: alexander.corne@bmw.com.au

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2. The New BMW HP2 Megamoto.
In Detail. (Long Version).

The new HP2 Megamoto is BMW Motorrad's second model in the new High Performance line, and it replaces the HP2 Enduro in the BMW Motorrad Australia armoury.

Unlike the Enduro, the new HP2 Megamoto will appeal to the pure on-road rider who really enjoys sporty riding.

The lightweight (178 kg dry) HP2 Megamoto is powered by the most muscular BMW Boxer engine yet, with 83 kW (113 hp) on tap at 7,500 rpm and 115 Nm at 6,000 rpm.

Backing up the engine power is a chassis designed for high-speed open country road sweepers as much as tight, technical and tortuous mountain routes, as the success of the bike at Pikes Peak this year attests.

The powerful engine and dynamic suspension are contained in a lightweight, pared to the bone chassis with vestigial bodywork rendered in carbon fibre and high quality plastic materials, designed for function rather than form.

The BMW HP2 Megamoto is totally road-biased, with a lower seat than the HP2 Enduro and minimal, yet striking body cladding that makes an unforgettable visual statement.

BMW Motorrad is a highly dynamic brand and the HP2 Megamoto perfectly complements this image: high-quality materials, high-performance chassis and of course, the undeniable air of exclusivity.

The HP2 Megamoto is the emotionally-charged on-road interpretation of BMW's
high-performance thinking.

The large-capacity twin-cylinder supermoto segment is still very young, but BMW believes that the new HP2 Megamoto will give the segment a significant boost with the new machine from Berlin.

Given its performance advantage, and the use of high-quality carbon-fibre components, the BMW HP2 Megamoto is quite naturally positioned at the pinnacle of this new market segment.

The BMW HP2 Megamoto represents the consistent continuation of the newly established HP2 line of products.

It is an exciting demonstration of the BMW Boxer engine's enduring potential for dynamism and innovation.

The BMW HP2 Megamoto will use its dynamism to win over new fans to the BMW brand to the Boxer engine in particular.

The BMW HP2 Megamoto proudly offers a no-compromise, individual and exclusive motorcycle to a market seeking highly evocative products, thanks to its aggressive aesthetics.

The BMW HP2 Megamoto, also delivers an impressive confirmation that BMW is able to further develop its proven Boxer engine and make full use of its mastery in lightweight design.

The BMW HP2 Megamoto is poised to take its rightful place at the top of the road-going twin-cylinder supermoto market.

With around 10 hp more power than the HP2 Enduro, the Megamoto's characterful boxer engine ensures maximum riding enjoyment on any type of open road.

The main focus of development was spontaneous throttle response and the provision of plenty of low and mid-range torque.

A throaty note and free flowing performance are just two of the strengths of the Akrapovic rear muffler which has been specially developed for the HP2 Megamoto. The martial-look twin-pipe system helps to maximise torque without having a negative effect on the free-revving capabilities of the boxer power unit.

The chassis has been set up for outstanding sensitivity, response and stability at high-speed.

The upside-down Marzocchi fork, with its powerful 45 mm sliding tubes, offers a controlled 160 mm of suspension travel, fully adjustable for compression and rebound.

Unlike the BMW HP2 Enduro, the HP2 Megamoto is fitted with an Öhlins suspension strut specially adapted for on-road riding.

Limiting the suspension travel to 160 mm ensures consistently accurate rear-end feedback and the necessary stability at high speed, even in lively fast cornering situations.

Two disc brakes on the front wheel deliver immediate deceleration that ensures the Megamoto stops quickly and safely and without upsetting the machine's balance.

Rims and tyres are designed for high-speed road use. The 120/70 ZR 17 front tyre and 180/55 ZR 17 rear are mounted on 3.5-inch and 5.5-inch wide rims respectively, to provide optimum grip, traction and safety.

The body is finished in Aura White with Magnesium highlights, while the seat is Black.

The tank and headlight fairings are made partly from carbon fibre and, with their high-quality paint finish, ensure the HP2 Megamoto has an exclusive, high-quality look.

The instruments feature a large rev counter, and the new headlamp comes with a now typical asymmetrical BMW look, which delivers, crucially, better road illumination - another example of function leading over form.

The bottom line is that the BMW HP2 Megamoto is a no-compromise riding machine: light, powerful, aggressive, exclusive.

As with the HP2 Enduro, no optional equipment is envisaged for the HP2 Megamoto.

A wide range of optional accessories is, however, available for customisation purposes:

• HP brake lever/clutch lever
• HP forged wheels
• HP carbon cover for engine housing
• HP carbon cover for cylinder head
• HP foot rests
• HP fork bridge
• HP Paralever strut
• Low bench seat
• HP hand guards
• Protection kit
• HP2 tank bag
• HP2 rear bag
• HP2 handlebar crash guard
• Navigation system holder

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3. The New BMW HP2 Megamoto.
Engine Output and Torque.



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4. The New BMW HP2 Megamoto.

Technical Specifications.



Air/oil-cooled flat twin ('Boxer') 4-stroke, single camshaft and four valves per cylinder, central balancer shaft

Bore / stroke 101 mm x 73 mm
Capacity 1,170 cc
Rated output 83 kW (113 hp) at 7,500 rpm
Max. torque 115 Nm at 6,000/min
Compression ratio 12.0 : 1
Engine management

Electronic intake pipe injection/BMS-K digital engine management with overrun fuel cut-off, twin-spark ignition

Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, EU-3 compliant

Performance / fuel consumption

Maximum speed In excess of 200 km/h
Fuel consumption

4.1 litres / 100 km at constant 90 km/h 5.5 litres / 100 km at constant 120 km/h

Fuel type

Premium unleaded 98 (RON), automatic knock

control allows 95 (RON) as a minimum
Usable tank volume 13.0 litres
Reserve Approx.

2.0 litres

Electrical system

Alternator Three-phase alternator 600 W

12 V / 12 Ah, maintenance-free

Power transmission

Clutch Single dry plate clutch, hydraulically operated

Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth

Drive Shaft drive

Chassis / brakes

Frame Tubular steel space frame
Suspension Front Upside-down front fork, compression damping and rebound damping adjustable
Suspension Rear Cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; Öhlins-central spring strut, spring pre-load adjustable to continuously variable levels, rebound damping and compression damping adjustable
Suspension travel 160 mm / 160 mm f/r


Wheelbase 1,615 mm
Length 2,350 mm
Height (not inc. mirrors) 1,050 mm
Width (inc. mirrors) 922 mm
Castor 95 mm
Steering head angle 61.4+é-¦
Wheels Cast aluminium
Rim front 3.50 x 17-inch
Rim rear 5.50 x 17-inch
Tyres front 120/70 ZR 17
Tyres rear 180/55 ZR 17
Brake front Dual disc brake, floating brake discs, 320 mm diameter, four piston fixed calliper
Brake rear Single disc brake, diameter 265 mm, double-piston floating calliper
Seat height 860 - 910 mm (ex factory: 890 mm)
Inner leg curve 1,880 +óGé¼GÇ£ 1,980 mm (ex factory: 1,940 mm)
Unladen weight, 199 kg road ready, fully fuelled (1)
Dry weight 179 kg (2)
Permitted total weight 380 kg
Payload 181 kg (with standard equipment)

Relevant figures refer to the DIN standard definition of an unladen bike.
(1) As defined in EU directive 93/93/EWG, filled with all operating fluids, fuelled to at least 90% of usable tank capacity.
(2) Unladen weight without operating fluids.

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