Motorcycle Forums banner
1 - 17 of 17 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
35 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
126 Posts
"There are 7 people in the world who can effectively ride the HP2 off road. The rest are posers. But, hey, I can pose and if you would be so kind as to gimme one, pose I would do."



The same could be said of virtually any sportbike nowadays. Anyone order that Yam R1 Limited Edition with Marchesini wheels for $20K????

 

·
Registered
Joined
·
409 Posts
The BMWRA have a one of these for a long term test. It's a hoot. Basically a BMW Hooligan bike! Saw it being put through its paces in Shelbyville a few weeks ago (there was a Ulysses there too). It and the Buell (which looks to be a hoot too) are very different (as one would expect) but for the same pupose - having fun. And as far as "HAS BMW lost the plot", was the Rockster or the K1200S not just as surprising? Sounds like BMW is trying to do what they do best, make the best bikes on the planet. They are just making them fun....for all, for a change....
 

·
MODERATOR X
Joined
·
5,449 Posts
I can see hitting a road berm on one 'o dem things at speed. You know, 45 mph or so.



Thud, ooof.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
26 Posts
I threw a leg over the new HP2 @ my dealer yesterday. Interesting ideas and execution, but the price. Holy S#**!!!! If you're an elitist enduro rider, then this is your bike. Thanks, but no thanks BMW. I'll keep my 640 Adventure for now.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,415 Posts
I like these, I thought the Rockster was cool in a teutonic techno-hip kinda way as well. The thing I like about BMW is they go their own way, it's not always what I'm after at the time but at least they're not building me-too clones or buying someone elses heritage.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,833 Posts
I dunno cuddy, on our dirt logginr roads I've hit some pretty severe water bars on the old R100 GS at that speed (unintentionally of coarse) and lived to tell about it. The new HPN has way better suspenders than my old scoot, so it'll probably be doable. VWW
 
1 - 17 of 17 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top