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Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Box'a'bits, Aug 22, 2010.
I've asked Mrs Box'a'bits if I can do something similar, with a predictable result
Are these build to order machines or something to make up by picking the bits you want out of a catalogue?
Either way, looks good and pretty $pensive.
Moderately expensive, made by the 3 engineers (now 2 - 1 died) that helped BMW build the mid 80's winning Paris Dakar bikes. I would consider these bikes to be the pinnacle of Airhead GS development.
You book in your frame, then
You can select the level of build & what upgraded parts you buy for it.
In 12-18 mths they'll get you to ship it to Germany for modification.
The frames & all the braces are stamped with your build number, so the bike becomes very exclusive.
The frame braces are not that hard to make & weld in (Phreaky Phil has added bracing to his frame as a for instance). The cachet is the HPN build. I think they are up to around 1000 frame nos now(?), & there won't be too many more. The guys are getting old, & must be looking at retirement at some stage.
Ok, so if it only takes "12 minutes" why the super long wait list...
I want to see the actual real time fitting of the driveshaft boot.
Cool bike, not sure about the low pipe though.
Do you know what build that was as seen on this page https://www.hpn.de/english/english.html or was some kind of hybrid HPN & Frankenbeemer.
@the_babaji I think HPN used to do build ups, & so the earlier bikes conformed much more to a model. Now it seems that the builds are driven by what you (the buyer) want, so the HPNs are much more diverse. A good example is what the Patagonia Kid has done, which is much more stock looking, but with an HPN frame.
The video has an R11## swingarm conversion. SWT-Sports.de also offers that. Much more cost effective than the special HPN R11## cast swingarm.
Great Info, thanks, this has given me an itch.....
I know where there's a piggy old bumble bee gs we could modify. Owner never rides it. Do this before we cut up his g/s.
The owner may demand his 1150GS back as a partial recompense.
Also I noted the other day that the last time I rode my G/S was just on 12 mths ago, so 'pot/kettle/black'.
Humm ... I wonder who you two guys might be talking about ...
Bored with no riding. This popped up on You Tube. Well shot, & I liked the bike