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BMW S1000RR HP4 First Ride Preview

Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Hey everybody, I just got done spinning some laps at the controls of BMW’s new hot-rodded S1000RR HP4. It’s no secret that I’m a super fanboy of Germany’s flagship sportbike, even in bone stock form. And this new up-spec version continues to keep me dreaming white and blue. Probably the word that can be best used to describe the new bike is polished. From the engine, chassis and electronics, each aspect has been massaged in an effort to deliver an smoother and more refined experience. The new electronics package, which includes electronically adjustable suspension that actually performs adjustment automatically based on track conditions performed at a very high-level. Honestly, there really isn’t a whole lot not to love and I’d go so far to say that the HP4 is probably one of the best production sportbikes I’ve ever ridden. Make sure to visit us on Monday for the detailed report and videos.

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fedexsled September 28, 2012 12:28 AM
Hey Adam, you need a buttpatch......how about BIG FRED!
motousa_adam September 26, 2012 04:45 PM
great questions: yes wheelie control is totally sorted and on a level comparable with the aprilia/kawasaki/yamaha -- launch control is awesome--easy to use-- but you can still launch a motorcycle quicker if you know what you're doing-- simlar to the '12 kawasaki kx450f motocrosser. the suspension isn't race ready but works well for a track day riders pace so ohlins has nothing to worry about...yet
natesland September 6, 2012 04:36 PM
Hi Adam, I'm jealous as always. I'm an owner of a 2010 s1000rr so of course I'm highly interested in this bike. What's the scoop? Did they get the wheelie control sorted out? Did you try the launch control? How was it? Did you notice any difference in the traction control? And of course.... What's up with this suspension? Is it race ready? Is Ohlins doomed? Did it feel vastly different from standard suspension? Thanks for what you do!