|02-08-2008, 03:19 PM||#1|
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Joined: Sep 2006
Location: Buffalo Grove IL and Killing Threads...
BMW HP what?
BMW HP2 SPORT PRICING REVEALED
Boxer Fans - Reach for Your Checkbooks
Woodcliff Lake, NJ - February 8, 2008... The BMW
arriving soon at US BMW Motorrad retailers, will
manufacturer's suggested retail price of $25,375
taxes, license, options, and handling charge) and
charge of $495. The high-performance (HP) two
Boxer is the third motorcycle in the HP model
to meet the requirements of the ambitious sport
The sportiest, most powerful and lightest Boxer
manufactured, the HP2 Sport follows in the
footsteps of the HP2
Enduro and the HP2 Megamoto. It features numerous
details, previously restricted to racing, that
before seen in series production BMWs. Technology
such as the
self-supporting and aerodynamically optimized
completely of CFK, the gear shift assistant, a
similar to that used in the MotoGP, the forged
and brakes with radially mounted calipers make
unmistakably athletic on both country roads and
The most striking difference between the BMW HP2
Sport from the
endurance racing Boxer is the brand new cylinder
heads: each of
the double overhead camshafts (DOHC) uses a drag
actuate the valves that are larger than those on
the BMW R 1200
S. Further modifications, such as the
flow-optimized intake and
outlet, new forged pistons and adapted connecting
rod, help the
engine to achieve the necessary higher output
compared to the
basic engine. A new stainless steel exhaust
system is placed
below the engine for the first time, keeping the
lower area of
the motorcycle extremely slim for greater freedom
for a "hanging off" riding position. Although
racing prowess, the BMW HP2 Sport does not forego
benefits of ABS. A sophisticated antilock brake
specially adapted to the HP2 Sport, is available
as an option
and is configured so that it can be deactivated
Following the BMW Motorrad Motorsport design, the
bodywork of the HP2 Sport is partially painted in
while the engine spoiler carries the two-tone
and the lattice frame and wheels are painted in
Motorrad color of Motorsport Blue.
For enthusiasts who delight in racing technology,
the HP2 is a
dream come true!
|02-09-2008, 12:24 PM||#2|
Joined: Oct 2005
"I had to lay her down." - from the Latin phrase meaning "I fell over."
|02-09-2008, 09:46 PM||#3|
Joined: Sep 2007
I did not read anything about "most powerfull bike ever build".
They also address the target group: Ambitious sport rider... That translates to middle aged men (in midlife crisis) with money to spend and a bit of sense left.
Not too much power, but way enough, some nice technology, nice looks.
|02-10-2008, 02:53 PM||#4|
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Joined: Jun 2004
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2006 BMW HP2E: Teutonic Dreadnought
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2011 BMW S1000RR: The Barvarian Bullet
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|02-10-2008, 07:26 PM||#5|
Joined: Aug 2004
Location: SF, CA
Agreed - pretty underwhelming stats that that much moola, but it sure speaks to the power of the brand. A 'must have' for some, I'm sure, but it sure beats me.
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