Originally Posted by Scblacksunshine
If you want the latest and greatest then definitely it's worth it..but keep in mind, DDC as an option is right around the corner once it's widely available, maybe even on the next gen S1KRR, the appeal of the S1KRR will definitely take a hit. In terms of becoming rare and collectible, that's hard to say but IMHO it probably won't attain the same type of uniqueness as HP2. Just like M series cars, there will be plenty out there that will mod their "regular" S1KRR to become something like HP4 which will somewhat dilute the original HP4 and this is not something you can do with the HP2...I know my opinion are pretty bias since I own a HP2 and got a deposit on HP4 and just got a call the bike is at the dealer. The more I think about it, the more I want to just keep my HP2 and call it a day, it's a fine bike for my skill level and I do see the appeal of HP4 as well..too bad I didn't win that $500m lottery, otherwise I would keep the HP2 and add HP4 to the collection.
Agreed. The main diff. is the DDC and it will probably end up as an option on future S1000RRs. I didn't wait because I'm a bit of collector and figured that this being the first production bike ever to have DDC makes it kind of special. Everything else could be replicated or even improved upon through the aftermarket.
Between HP4 Standard and Comp...mainly just a package deal on HP4 optional parts. Exclusivity...I don't know...about 1/3 are Comps...(600 to 650 worldwide) but there is no final total production numbers. Will anyone be able to return there less exclusive HP4 Standard/Comp. if they make twice as many? I don't think so.
I still tell everyone it's an S1000RR because that's what it is at it's heart and that's what brought me to the dealership.
Yes, a 911 GT3 is bad-ass. But the mystique is in the 911 part. That's how it is for me with regards to HP4/S1000RR.