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Michael Neeves  says:

BMW S1000RR vs BMW S1000RR HP4

A few months ago I was lucky enough to ride the new BMW HP4 at its world launch at Jerez, southern Spain. With perfect track conditions and slick tyres to play on, it was a dream. More impressive still was the HP4. BMW has taken its already class-leading S1000RR and made it even better: 9kg lighter, more agile, smoother and even...

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Mr. Luck

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Mr. Luck says:

Can't wait for it to filter down.....

Suspension is an enigma to me i fiddle but never really know where to go with it or when to stop, clearly I need an HP4....

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rmbridge

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rmbridge says:

Agreed, will be great when its installed on a bike that can be used on a UK road. (semi-legally at least...)

I've read on one of the forums that the service intervals for the HP4 are 1000klms, 4500klms (or 25hrs), 9000klms (or 50hrs) and 18,000 (or 100hrs)

and its an engine out job with all titianium bolts to be replaced.  Ouch!

 

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snev

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snev says:

rmbridge

Is that just for the HP4 or does it apply to the RR as well because I thought that the engine was the same on both bikes?

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yammy2011

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yammy2011 says:

service

why not get your facts straight, the engine is the same (bar the exhaust system, and the changes to the electronics package) and the service intervalls are the same as the standard bike (6000miles or 12 months) rang a dealer this afternoon to check it out.

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rmbridge

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rmbridge says:

I never said it was FACT I said "I read on a forum" !!!

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SHIVA_

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SHIVA_ says:

first service 600 miles and then...

Like all modern BMW's, the RR requires a first service at 600 miles (1000km).  Then service would be required every 6000 miles (10,000km).  I don't think the HP4 would be any different. .

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akaDan

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akaDan says:

I read it on the forums!!!11!11!

I read that the engines are disposable and BMW limit you to only 5 engines per year to make you feel even more like some sort of racing god. Also, apparently the fairing panels are made of a sugary shell similar to what you find on skittles and M&Ms, just in case you break down and find yourself wandering the wilderness with no source of nutrition.

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SatNavSteve

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SatNavSteve says:

akaDan!

Brilliant, best laugh I've had tonight. Almost as funny as anyone who buys the HP4 over the standard bike for public road use!! Wow, how have we managed to stay between the white lines all these years without all that technology! Anyone who buys the HP4 purely for road use has more money than sense IMO!!

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kennygorrie

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kennygorrie says:

Satnavsteve

Hello my name is satnavsteve, I'm the guy who dosnt have a car because I don't understand how people can't just walk, I'm the guy who hasn't got a mobile phone or ever use email because my letter gets there in the end, and not even sure why I'm called satnavsteve, I should just be called compas-steve. Intact I have no technology in my life so that's why I have all the time in the world to come on motorcycle NEWS.com and oh!!!!!!........dam I'm even using a computer with my Internet. God knows how I managed to live before the Internet???? And it's completely obvious that peopler buy hp4's because they stay in-between the lines, it's nothing to do with " fuck it" I'm going to buy it because it's fecking beautifull and I have more money that mapsteve or was that nob called compas-Steve???

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preunit

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preunit says:

I'd

fcuking love one.

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