Moving beyond its well known boxer models, BMW and its BMW Motorrad division is introducing the first four-cylinder motorcycle, the BMW HP4, for model year 2012. A technical and engineering progression that started with the very first HP model back in 2005, the HP4 harnesses the same water-cooled four-cylinder in-line engine found on the BMW S 1000 RR. Able to generate 193 horsepower, BMW added “Rain”, “Sport”, “Race” and “Slick” modes for an even power distribution despite the ride conditions. Race ABS, along with Dynamic Traction Control, both optimized for two wheels, there is even a Launch Control function like those on high-end performance cars. Already the lightest among four-cylinder superbikes at just 199 kilos, more weight can be taken off with its Competition Package of carbon fiber elements and special alloy accessories. The BMW HP4 will be arriving at the BMW showroom near you shortly.