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Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by NJ Moto, Jun 8, 2007.
I'd like to see a new one.
new one will be :
* more weight ;
* more power ;
* more electronics ;
* more problems probably.
Ours are simple & powerful enough
I just love riding this bike -
did about 110 miles of mostly gravel road and sand tracks and smiled the entire time
There's an ad campaign in there somewhere
Gonna have to disagree... Only because enhancements will mean more confounded technology.. The beauty of the bike is the "simplicity" versus it's cousins
If the new had the same no frills commitment as the first HP2 it might be fun.
for the record, this one is for sale - not mine
I always laugh at these statements because the little bike guys would say that our bikes are way too complicated, its always about perspective.
My dad is actively looking for an HP2. If any of you know of a nice clean lower miles example, please let me know. I would love to get him back to riding. He is a serious buyer, so I will make sure he doesn't waste your time.
Do you have any info on it?
Planned a route to ride on some dirt but the wildfires in NC messed that up so I went an alternate route and then came back and put her in her normal configuration. I have to say that while the HP2 is not meant for the highway, I did 350 miles of it yesterday and was surprised at how good it was. No where near as good as my 1150GSA, but 100 times better than an 800GS I used to have.
I really like your setup for bags. I used to have a set of Hepco Becker racks that I put the same Wolfman bags on, and I always felt the weight was too far back. I sold the racks and the bags last year and bought a Mosko Moto Reckless 80 bag. It put the weight closer to my butt and made the bike easier to ride offroad with full luggage. I use the Mosko bag on my 1150GSA and my XChallenge.
I see you have the exact bikes that I have - I know you posted that before, but it make me laugh.
04 GSA & 06 HP2E!!
Thanks, so far the Holan pannier racks are ok, they were a pain in the ass to fit with the Wunderlich tail rack. I think the Touratech racks would be more stable. I prefer soft luggage on the HP2 and I have Zegas for the 1150 which are awesome. I tried them on the HP2 and they are a little too big.
Beautiful bike. I have done a number 1000 mile days and have done a 1200 mile day on mine. I only use soft bags as I think hard bags go against the idea of the HP2. The best change I made to accommodate this kind of milage in a day is I had Saddlemen make a seat for my HP2 and it is soooo much better than the stock seat. And of course the HPN tank really helps out for the long rides.
Speaking of the Holan pannier racks, one of the things I did because I thought they needed to be made a bit more rigid. I contacted Touratech and bought their pannier rack mounting kit which has some additional supports. Not a direct bolt on but made me feel a bit better about where all the force/weight was going, much better in my opinion.
Do you have any pictures on how you stabilized the Holan racks?
a cold day at the beach
sorry the GoPro was pointed low - I hit some branches
on my XChallenge riding with my buddy on his HP2 - he gets stuck in some pretty deep mud at 3:00, but get himself out
2006 BMW HP2 Enduro at Sotherbys just sold for €28.080 =$29,766.77
2005 BMW HP2 Enduro
Sold for €28.080
25-27 November 2016
You would think at that price they could at least air up the tires and rear shock!!