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Cant seem 2 fit the HP4 model n my finances

Like mentioned above I cant seem to make the HP4 model fit into my finances, so I would like to know would I be disappointed in going with a regular S1000rr model? Other than color, rims, exhaust, carbon fiber, What is the main difference between the base HP4 model and the regular S1000rr? I do apologize if this has been covered before.
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Like mentioned above I cant seem to make the HP4 model fit into my finances, so I would like to know would I be disappointed in going with a regular S1000rr model? Other than color, rims, exhaust, carbon fiber, What is the main difference between the base HP4 model and the regular S1000rr? I do apologize if this has been covered before.
In terms of actual riding experience...no, you will NOT be disappointed with a regular S1000RR.

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Hell no...S1000RR's are awesome bikes, regardless of the model you buy.

Buy one and totally enjoy the experience!
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Don't feel bad erion racer, in this economy, there's a lot of things I can't seem to fit in my budget!

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^^^^R1Hooligan that's one nice garage collection, if you like I can take the GSXR 1000 off of your hands for you
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^^^ That's the big one! I think launch control and being able to fine-tune the DTC is pretty cool too.

But asking if you'd be disappointed in a "regular" s1000rr......that's just insane. Besides the HP4, the s1k has dominated all the other supersport bikes since its inception, with Kawasaki being the only one approaching the playing field. And all those bikes the s1k beat are already excellent machines unto themselves.

Then again, the fact that you are even asking tells me you may always have that "what if" feeling if you don't get the HP4. So go donate yourself for some medical research or something to come up with the extra cash and go get the HP4...Comp! It's comp or nothing far as I'm concerned
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Ay caramba...all this HP4 talk makes the regular S1000RR look like a technology wimp... if i had to wild guess, i bet that 90% of us don't even ride to the limits of the regular S1000RR.

Yes the HP4 is great, but the S1000RR will likely more than satisfy you... unless you're an A+ track rider...then you need Ohlins anyway
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Ay caramba...all this HP4 talk makes the regular S1000RR look like a technology wimp... if i had to wild guess, i bet that 90% of us don't even ride to the limits of the regular S1000RR.

Yes the HP4 is great, but the S1000RR will likely more than satisfy you... unless you're an A+ track rider...then you need Ohlins anyway
I totally agree with half of what you're saying but disagree with the other half.

Very few of us can take the S1RR to its potential however the HP4 is an extremely powerful bike that could be safely ridden by someone with little experience. The thing that does scare me a little about it is how easy it is to ride fast on it AND how unaware I was of how fast I was going on it. It revs so easily and feels so confortable on the road that you become blaze about the speed.

If nothing else, I suspect I'm going to be out of pocket with speeding fines.
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