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2013 HP4 Comp under 500 miles!!!!!

Bored, came across this on the bay.
Seems a bit weird....
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Still has limiter on? What a goose. Didn't even ride the damn thing. Flog material.
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Very bogan. These bikes are meant to be used and used well.
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People use their bikes and other possessions in different ways.

See, e.g., our less than/greater than 10,000 RPM camps.

It is a toy. If the owner enjoyed it, the toy did its job.
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Must be an epidemic. There was a guy in Denver who had one for sale with 219 miles on it, and I almost bought it. I personally think some get these bikes and smartly realize they can't handle them, so they keep them as some sort of trophy. Just a guess....

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I've seen folks rarely ride bikes that a xx of 500 limited number to recoup their investments. A good example are these 50 Anniversary R1/R6 selling for more than their identical pair with different color scheme.To each his own and this example I would personally take a the current S1kRR over an identical priced HP4.

I have nothing against low mileage, limited edition bikes for sale but if it is not a NR750, RC45, or a R7 then it is just a bike with a higher price than a standard version.
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I personally think some get these bikes and smartly realize they can't handle them . . .
Highly unlikely given how tremendously easy the RR is to ride.

It is akin to many Porsches I know; rarely driven, never over 65 MPH, never in the rain, etc. They also were not purchased to drive.
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Highly unlikely given how tremendously easy the RR is to ride.

It is akin to many Porsches I know; rarely driven, never over 65 MPH, never in the rain, etc. They also were not purchased to drive.
Here's why I say that.....

The guy here in Denver that had it had a few "trophies". Some people think they know what fast is until they own a bike such as this or similar. When they talk about getting on any 1000cc their face tells the whole story and some will even admit to just flat out not liking how fast it is.

This guy for instance had a stock GTR, thought it was the fastest thing in the world until he got this bike. Obviously a GTR (in straight line anyway) doesn't even get in the ball park. I don't straight line race much, but it took an Alpha 16 (IN COLORADO ALTITUDE MIND YOU), to beat me from a roll on my 13' S1k, modded of course.

All I am really saying is.... there are people who run into money and buy these toys and don't understand how truly ridiculous they are. Sometimes you also realize they know absolutely nothing about their toys, whether you are talking about bikes OR cars. I'm not hating on them, just saying it happens. This particular HP owner wanted nothing to do with that speed. It's not for everyone.

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Whatever the case, many - if not most - of these HP4's are out of, or soon to be out of, warranty. BMW's warranty is the most liberal I've seen (3 years), so the bike's value should be correspondingly less once the warranty is gone. A motivation for selling, I would think.
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This particular HP owner wanted nothing to do with that speed. It's not for everyone.
Of course, but this has nothing to do with not being able to handle the bike. The RR is incredibly easy to ride. It does nothing unexpected or that you have not asked it to do.

Very few RR owners launch the bike at maximum acceleration to speeds of 150+ MPH. If this narrow definition of "handle" means the owner cannot handle the bike, the vast majority here can't handle it. Yet, they still put thousands of miles on their RRs with no problem, handling them just fine.
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