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.
Less is more;
two wheels better than four.
Ford Pinto (really) (RIP)
'83 Yamaha Vision 550 (RIP)
'87 944S (RIP)
'92 Honda Civic EX (RIP)
'98 V-Max, (blacked-out version; stock)
'07 Volvo C70 T5
'88 K100 RT (HID foglights; in Rheyt, Germany)
'13 HP4 Competition #0307/???
'13 Ural Yamal #57/58
'09 HP2 Sport ABS
Last edited by HP4me; 04-18-2013 at 05:08 PM.