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Old 04-18-2013, 04:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What would you like to see for 2014. HP4 improved?

Well I'm just trying to see what everyone would like to see on a 2014 bike or what improvements you could think of for the HP4..

Trying to get a idea of what could be in the future. mainly because i had to pass up on a HP4 comp and im super bummed about it. so hopefully 2014 brings something badass.

I was thinking, ohlins DDC, more horsepower, different colors.

do you think the 2014 will still be numbered or will it be readily available.
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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They will be numbered. If it is an HP4, there will be no changes - the HP4 as it is now, is meant to be a production run that spans the 2013 to 2014 season. Final numbers have not been determined but someone at head office has to decide the balance of profit/demand vs. diluting their claims of exclusivity. If there are major changes, that would make it an HP5; and they have never released two HP bikes in close succession (i.e. there are usually a few model years in between). It is meant to be a limited production model. Just like the HP2, etc.

The above applies to all HP4's, with or without the Competition package. And to my knowledge, they did not make specific claims that the Competition package was an add on in a limited quantity...it is an option that any buyer could theoretically pre-order. However, without pre-order, the bias is 1/4 to 1/3 shipped with Comp. package to 2/3 to 3/4 without the Comp. package.
Total numbers will be in the ball-park of 2400 plus or minus - who knows?

The most expensive features of which are blue paint on the rims (approx. 1500 if done after-market by dealer) and very long carbon belly pan ($ 1700-2000 plus labour). Main differences are aesthetic - the motor, suspension, exhaust, wheel alloy/weight are identical.
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two wheels better than four.

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Old 04-18-2013, 04:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Sell the fairings separately to replace the special edition "motorrad" scheme.

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Old 04-18-2013, 05:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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DDC on the RR. I believe the HP4 is pretty solid.

Oh better race pace shifts - no more false neutrals.

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Old 04-18-2013, 06:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I wish BMW would either add a way to reset the silly service reminder or remove it all together. It would be great to be able to do an oil change without a computer.
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I hope they change nothing...I'm tired of loosing money trying to keep up! I just sold my 12 motorsports....3 months after I bought it....they make the
HP4 I do wish the bike would have made 10-15 more HP....since we all know it can via electronics....

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Old 04-18-2013, 06:50 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Include the front suspension sensor and design the rad to accomodate it so it can go lock to lock. More adjustibility in the suspension from the factory, and a included Akrapovic cat delete Y-pipe for track use.
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:57 PM   #8 (permalink)
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It won't be changed next year. But I wish it had a rad gaurd an led/hid headlights. They really skimped on them compared to their automobiles.
Both should have been part of the bike from the factory.
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:17 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Less weight, more power, linear rate springs on full Ohlins with updated DDC, latest gen Brembo Monoblocks with ONE piece pads not padlets, 1/4 turn throttle, full titanium Akrapovic with bypass pipe included, Even lighter wheels, 90 degree valve stems.....

I'll think of more....

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Old 04-18-2013, 07:22 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by sbs View Post
latest gen Brembo Monoblocks with ONE piece pads not padlets
It does already have the latest brembos w/one piece pads per side of caliper.
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