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Old 11-12-2012, 06:17 AM   #21 (permalink)
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How did u get to ride one?
I'm good friends with a few of the senior managers of motorad Australia. I got a call Saturday saying they were running in 3 HP4's that were going to be used for a media launch and did I want to come for a ride. I don't work for BMW in any form at all.



[QUOTE=metalhead;168538]How much do you guys end up spending on this bike down there?[/QUOTE]

The standard HP4 retails at $28k and the HP4 Comp for $32. The Comp version is about $10k more than an S1RR. To put it into perspective, a Panagale S sells for $36k in Aus.


Kismet...sorry mate but your bike is nothing like the HP4 even with the pipe and PCV. Without me dick waving telling you how many versions of S1RR's I've ridden, I'll refer to the conversation I had on the weekend with the guys from motorad. The HP4 has been independently developed by the German BMW superbike race team. They created the upgraded engine maps, TC, ABS and chassis improvement over a 3 year period for their race bikes. These were also in collaboration with the WSBK team.

As good as your bike may be, it's not an HP4. Btw, Glen Allerton (Google him) has bought one of these and every time I talk to him he's like a 10 yo a day before Christmas. Given Glen is the reigning Australian Superbike Champion, I listen to his opinion. One of the things he showed me was the engine braking settings the HP4 has. It has 7 settings which regulates the slipper clutch to allow engine braking. He tells me this is better than the bike he rode to win the ASBK.

I know you've done heaps of work to your bike but the HP4 has been developed as an independant superbike in the BMW range. I am told that they will not be building any more after the current batch have sold.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:40 AM   #22 (permalink)
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I had the pleasure of seeing the hp4 at the bike show in atlanta, and also got to talk to n8 kern for about an hour about this bike. All I can say is my 2012 s1krr and the hp4 are like cake and cornbread...they look the same...but they ain't. The hp4 is def the new hotness on the block. Those that have it, congrats. Those that dont, maybe one day.
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Kismet...sorry mate but your bike is nothing like the HP4 even with the pipe and PCV. Without me dick waving telling you how many versions of S1RR's I've ridden, I'll refer to the conversation I had on the weekend with the guys from motorad. The HP4 has been independently developed by the German BMW superbike race team. They created the upgraded engine maps, TC, ABS and chassis improvement over a 3 year period for their race bikes. These were also in collaboration with the WSBK team.

As good as your bike may be, it's not an HP4. Btw, Glen Allerton (Google him) has bought one of these and every time I talk to him he's like a 10 yo a day before Christmas. Given Glen is the reigning Australian Superbike Champion, I listen to his opinion. One of the things he showed me was the engine braking settings the HP4 has. It has 7 settings which regulates the slipper clutch to allow engine braking. He tells me this is better than the bike he rode to win the ASBK.

I know you've done heaps of work to your bike but the HP4 has been developed as an independant superbike in the BMW range. I am told that they will not be building any more after the current batch have sold.
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:15 AM   #24 (permalink)
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I had the pleasure of seeing the hp4 at the bike show in atlanta, and also got to talk to n8 kern for about an hour about this bike. All I can say is my 2012 s1krr and the hp4 are like cake and cornbread...they look the same...but they ain't. The hp4 is def the new hotness on the block. Those that have it, congrats. Those that dont, maybe one day.
The cool thing is that the technology that's on the HP4 will eventually be available for S1RR owners. I think they want to share the love...
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:38 AM   #25 (permalink)
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BMW in Asheville NC just called to tell me they see my HP4 Comp in their system.
Said I should have it in about 2 weeks.

They are going to call me tues with an exact date.

Needless to say I'm stoked!!
Congrats!! My comp HP4 is suppose to arrive in March. Guess its ok bc I live in Canada and can't ride in the winter anyway


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Congrats!! My comp HP4 is suppose to arrive in March. Guess its ok bc I live in Canada and can't ride in the winter anyway


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If u get it early, trailer down to Florida

I've got an extra room.

I know some cool areas in Fl to ride.
Nothing super extreme,but...
It beats having it sit in the garage!
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Just received my VIN and confirm that my comp will here in NY in two weeks, with heated grips!

Can't wait.


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Old 11-12-2012, 03:56 PM   #28 (permalink)
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need to call my dealer
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:18 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Just got a call from my dealer this morning!
"are you free to talk?"
You bet, if it is what I think it is!
"um, oh, yeah, no..."
Just an invite to ride one of their bikes on the Christmas Toy Run. Decided to make the wife happy and asked for a 1600. Took the S1000RR last year with my wife's best friend on the back (half the size of wife). I enjoyed it, but the bike didn't - it isn't really designed for 10 - 20kph crawl in 35 degree (c) weather! :-)
So, back to the waiting.

BTW, the $28k quoted earlier doesn't include on road costs - mine came out closer to $30k for the standard, the comp would have been $35k.
Nice tax man gives me 10% back though, as it is an essential business item (or have I just got a good accountant?)


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U have a good accountant, mine laughed at me when I tried that. Also I was already claiming my car
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