The BMW HP2 Megamoto thread.

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Joe Bar, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. rjc

    rjc n00b

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    If it's sold before I can buy it I would like to know where you got it and your opinion of it's effectivness. Thanks
    RJC
  2. Joe Bar

    Joe Bar Middle England

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    The screen is made by Isotta for Wunderlich, and it is very effective, makes all day riding so much more comfortable, one of the best mods on my bike.
  3. bingbong

    bingbong Been here awhile

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    If by some miracle all previous interestees in the exhaust either change their mind/ don't want them/fall foul of the credit crunch/buy a new bike also/ or the plague of froggs I'm sending to put them off buying works :lol3 , I'll have them :D
  4. hillbillypolack

    hillbillypolack Grumpy Old Goat

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    So, now that the S1000RR has stolen the thunder of the entire industry, what are your thoughts on the Mega, its value and the rest of the HP bikes?

    Seems that the MM, HP2e and HP2s have been forgotten a bit in the wake of the S1000RR's debut and sales.
  5. NakedRider

    NakedRider NakedRider

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    The S1000RR is getting ALL the press recently since it's the newest of the new and it is a great bike.

    Keep in mind the MM and HP2S were never going to be big sellers. They were meant to be a limited production. Completely different type of bike too.

    All of them are great for what they are meant to be.
  6. Joe Bar

    Joe Bar Middle England

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    The S100RR is what it is, a very effective copy of a Japanese 1 litre production sports bike.

    The HP2's are / were all limited production specials, each unique in their own way. They will always be rare, the S1000RR production numbers will probably eclipse the MM numbers in a matter of months.

    There are lots of great bikes out in the market place, some fast, some just special, the HP2's might not be the fastest bikes ever made, but they will all remain special, and I can't see that changing over time.
  7. funhouse

    funhouse Overdue

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    The introduction of the S1000RR at 15K puts an upper limit on the resale value of an HP2S........may change in the future, but not before we're all dead....:rofl
  8. Joe Bar

    Joe Bar Middle England

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    I don't think so, I'd buy a HP2S, the S1000RR has no real interest to me other than a passing technical one. Look closely at the HP2S and it is a beautifully crafted bike, the S1000RR merely a well built production bike.

    The amount of buyers that would be interested in buying both bikes would be small I'd guess, so the HP2S will continue to appeal to that small number of afficianado's it already does.
  9. ViperJustin

    ViperJustin Retired HH60G Gunner

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    Speaking of the HP2S, I took a look at one down at the dealer. :eek1 I actually fit on the thing. And the more I looked at it, the more I wanted it. Not good for my bank account... And, that speado set up is crazy cool. Well, another bike to think about while Im out on the road.
  10. Maineroads

    Maineroads Ridgerunner

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    Anything going on in Mega land? About 7 more weeks before mine comes out for spring cleaning. Anybody buy anything interesting lately. :ear
  11. HPSaucy

    HPSaucy Been here awhile

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    Nah, still waiting for parts for mine from my accident. Looking forward to getting it back as it will be fully Racetech set up, RT final drive, and Renzaco seat so I'm expecting it to be a whole different ride.
  12. Maineroads

    Maineroads Ridgerunner

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    Looking for more top end? I should be getting my Renazco soon also.:clap
    Let us know how you like the racetech.
  13. hankgs

    hankgs Long timer

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    Just curious what tires everyone runs :ear With a drying out here in So Cal, I wearing mine third set down...!
    Thanks
  14. HPSaucy

    HPSaucy Been here awhile

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    Not really, just a more leisurely gait at the 70mph sweet spot. At 80+ it is just a bit too blowly about, but at 70 the bike seems very happy, yet the motor is spinning at 4k, which just seems unnecessary to me. I'm not doing drag strips, I just want a good all round set up that I could maybe ride cross country up to Carmel for the weekend.
  15. funhouse

    funhouse Overdue

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    Strap some gear on the MM and meet us in Death Valley Wednesday for dinner.....S'wells.......only weenies go to Carmel for the weekend....Bruce:D
  16. HPSaucy

    HPSaucy Been here awhile

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    Lovely idea, but I'm up to my eyes in work this week!!
  17. RoteEddie

    RoteEddie Been here awhile

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    Not MM specific, but I have been shopping gadgets lately :-)

    - Samsung N140 Netbook. Great for travelling with me on the bikes. Half the size of my other laptop, 1.2 kgs, and 9 hours of battery time.

    -GoPro Hero HD Camera. Simply to get better sound than my ContourHD. Not arrived yet.

    - Cheetah M27 Rider laser jammer: http://www.speedcheetah.com/scshop/page.php?xPage=M27-Rider.html

    I'll see if I can make it easily transferable between my bikes. If not, it is most likely to be atached to the Tuono :D

    I also left the MM forks with my friend who runs a Suzuki shop. It's simply been too cold here for the last 2 months to do any work in my garage. Oil change is therefore left to a competent mechanic.

    I'm leaving for a 2 week holiday with my family now. Hopefully the snow will be gone and spring not very far off.
  18. Bruno Brasletti

    Bruno Brasletti Adventurer

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    After having started to get some strange reactions from the OE Michelins, I got a pair of Sport Attacks. Only managed to do about 300Km with them but so far so good.
  19. RoteEddie

    RoteEddie Been here awhile

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    I changed from SportAttacks to Michelin PS 2CT. Only reason is their superior wet weather performance as I plan to tour my MM more this season. The Sport Attacks are very good on dry roads and OK in the wet.
  20. bingbong

    bingbong Been here awhile

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    Bruno only does "bone" dry :D so the wet performance wont worry him.

    I'm not a fan of the stock mich's either. They do some strange things on tarmac that's a bit polished, warm or cold. Tyres that is. Having said that since the ambient temp has dropped they do seem better. The effect I was getting was like a tyre had gone flat, or the rear drive bearing had gone. I would have panicked but Bruno had the same thing :freaky