bmw to go racing

in 2008 there’ll be some new players in the ama formula xtreme series. one of them will be bmw. they’ll be campaigning the all new 1200cc hp2 sport.

for those unfamiliar with formula xtreme it’s basically a free-for-all. bikes are highly modified and are of various engine displacements (up to 1350cc for air-cooled twins).

it’ll be interesting to see how well the boxer engine competes against the popular i-4 600’s. it’s cousin, the r1200 s won its class at le mans this year. in stock trim, the hp2 sport is on par with the power of a 600 but it has gobs more torque.

the season kicks off in march with the grueling daytona 200. so only a few more months for them to develop this engine…

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