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2006 HP2 Long Term - RM400 Photo Gallery
Even with the fall foliage showing their colors we don’t plan on stopping with our HP2 evaluation just yet.
2006 HP2 Long Term - RM400
Colorado offered plenty of obstacles besides with hillclimbs, rock gardens, water crossings and extreme temperatures.
Old relics like this remind you that there used to be inhabitants in even the remotest areas.
Perhaps archaeologists could benefit from the BMW’s long reach as well?
More scenery worth staring at.
Kenny likes the HP2 thiiiisss much.
The BMW hasn’t ducked for cover on anything we’ve experienced yet.
This looks like the ultimate ski run – if you could figure out how to get to the top.
The HP2 has no fear of heights with its fuel injection system. It can take you to the top of virtually any mountain and the powerful motor never skips a beat or requires any jetting adjustments.
This is the kind of road those German engineers had in mind when creating the HP2.
The recovery bars mounted under the headlight might seem goofy until you need them. And trust us, you will need them eventually.
Geographers would probably get along great in the Rocky Mountains on an HP2.
We’ve left the BMW’s tire marks in three of the western United States. As the miles rack up, the HP2 is leaving a hefty impression in our minds as well.
Heavy weight, slushy trails and a mild front tire made the trip over Imogene Pass interesting.
Right about here was when Ken decided that he would spring for the heated grip option if he ever buys one of these incredible machines.
At lower elevations the water was still in liquid form. That would change later as the trails climbed skyward.
Riding such a big, expensive bike gives natural cause to baby the machine. It doesn’t take long for the HP2 to dispense with that nonsense and encourage its rider to take the road less traveled.
If they had stopped to pose at every opportunity afforded, they’d still be up in the Rockies.
Ken was able to motor through the thick and thin in Colorado. That being the thick crowd of riders and thin mountain air.
Graded roads are nice, but Ken decided to hit the rough stuff ASAP on the HP2, much to the surprise of his fellow riders.
Cameraman, Brian Chamberlain, leads Ken Hutchison in search of a good photo opportunity.
Handguards were installed on our long-term bike and they were worth their weight in gold for blocking the freezing, high-altitude wind chill.
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