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2013 BMW HP4 Pricing Released
A few weeks ago we tested BMW’s scintillating new HP4 version of the S1000RR, and we were blown away by the incredible competency of this class-leading superbike for the street, including its new semi-active Dynamic Damping Control suspension.
What we didn’t know then was how princely a sum BMW would demand in its MSRP, but now we know.
Initially, BMW announced U.S. pricing would begin for $19,990 for the base model. BMW has now announced the base model would not be offered in the U.S., leaving American customers with a choice between the Standard Package and the Premium Package.
The basic model includes DDC, titanium Akropovic exhaust, radial monobloc brakes, forged wheels and the quickshifter gear-shift assistant. The Standard Package includes everything in the basic model but adds heated grips and the Pillion Rider Package of seat and footpegs at a price of $20,525 .
A step up is the Premium model priced at $24,995 which includes the items in the Standard Package plus the high-performance bits of the “Competition Package” which is available as a separate kit in other markets. The Competition Package adds carbon fiber trim and bellypan, folding clutch and brake levers, adjustable footpegs and blue wheels.
A destination charge of $495 gets added to each bike sold in the U.S.
The HP4 is available only in its multi-color finish of Racing Blue Metallic/Light White/Sapphire Black Metallic. It is scheduled to arrive at dealers by the end of 2012. BMW says only a limited amount of HP4s will be built, but it hasn’t set an exact number.
Check out our HP4 review here.