BMW Unleashes New Weapon at Barber Fest
Into bikes and close to Birmingham, Alabama this weekend? Barber Motorsports is hosting the 13th annual Barber Vintage Festival, one of the most highly anticipated motorcycle events in the world. The 13th Annual Barber Vintage Festival Presented by Triumph will feature an Ace Corner hospitality area, Swap Meet sponsored by Metal Rescue, VJMC gathering, and the Motorcycle Classics show. The fan zone will be filled with vendors, food, and awesome entertainment! Read more about these attractions and information about the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum below.
Making its U.S. debut at the fest, BMW Motorrad USA is unleashing its newest track weapon, the 2018 BMW HP4 Race. The most exclusive motorcycle ever offered by BMW, the 215 HP missile is hand made, race track only machine, being made available to only 750 enthusiasts around the world.
Sequential number from 001/750 to 750/750 displayed in a carbon fiber badge on the fork bridge, identifies both the beginning and end of what’s sure to be a very short production run.
The BMW HP Race is the first motorcycle in the world to have a full carbon fiber frame and carbon fiber wheels, and will be on display at the BMW stand and the pit area, along with factory test rider Nate Kem.
The bike will be started periodically during the weekend, sure to draw crowds as its distinctive engine is revved.
The 13th annual Barber Vintage Festival is one of the largest vintage festivals in the country. With more than 73,651 attending last year’s festival, up from 69,624 the year before, the festival continues to grow each year allowing more events and opportunities for the fans. The weekend will consist of on-track racing action provided by the American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association (AHRMA), in addition to motorcycle displays, bike shows, stunt shows and more. The Fan Zone will feature the popular Wall of Death stunt show, club gatherings, food, and entertainment. Adding to the weekend activities, the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum will feature extended hours, special displays and technical seminars.