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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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kennygorrie

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kennygorrie says:

preunit

got to admit man, not sure if id rather have that ktm arse for 10 minutes or a free hp4???

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brmoore

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brmoore says:

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People who like this own one, because they found out is was crap after they signed the dotted line, oops too late. Fireblade is king. Try it.

"already class-leading S1000RR" says who? BMW owners? Magazine writers? Hardly worth quoting...speak to real world riders who arn't paid by BMW. You'll hear a world of engine recalls, huge bills, and shit all untill redline.

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kennygorrie

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kennygorrie says:

Haha

Brmoore an s1000rr would piss al over a fireblade and I don't get paid from BMW, funny you say that I traded my 2010 blad in for an s1000rr. Blade was a fab bike but I'm sorry to tell you mate it miles better than a blade. R.e no power until red line, I bet the BMW is an easy monster to handle, people shit on about low end power, well go buy a twin then. BMW rules fat boy

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preunit

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preunit says:

kennygorrie

That KTM arse.............not sure how many owners, prolly out of warranty

but you still wanna ride it :wink:

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snev

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snev says:

hmmmmm....

An "expensive Virgin" is so much better than a "shagged out relic" but one gets ridden a lot more than the other.

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bbstrikesagain

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all good either way

until it falls off it's sidestand... 


Too much dangerous and unnecessary trickery in either, but I'd bet that what sorts the B roads out on that HP4 isn't the activeness of the damping, so much as it it's underlying compliance and lighter wheels - set up a bike for B roads on light wheels and it'll do that, what's more, you'll still know what to expect on the faster stuff. The HP4 has no magic, it doesn't have spring rates to suit you or the conditions, surely it just tweaks the damping so you never know quite where you are...

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Piglet2010

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Piglet2010 says:

Crappy B Roads?

I will take a street legal SuperMoto for those, thank you.  No substitute for suspension travel when you whack a bad pothole or pavement ridge.

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