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Old 03-17-2006, 04:33 PM   #1
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being an r bike rider, i still wouldn't pay the exorbitant cost of this bike
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Old 03-17-2006, 04:49 PM   #2
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I wonder how much CAPS cost in his neck of the woods.
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Old 03-17-2006, 04:53 PM   #3
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Default TOO much $$$$

$10k? Sure, hot second.



$12k? Maby, but that GSX-R looks tempting.



$15k? A ducati is cheaper



$20k? No way in heck.



BMW, more than any other manufacturer (even more than Harley Davidson!) gouges for the name. No thanks.

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Old 03-17-2006, 05:07 PM   #4
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No way I would pay that kind of money for a name and an attitude, there are other dual sports out there that are much more capable than that fat pig, for alot less money and less "personality".

By the way, did you mean columbia, south carolina, or Colombia south america?
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Old 03-17-2006, 06:11 PM   #5
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Default Re: '06 BMW HP-2

Hey I b1tch about overpriced BMWs as much as anybody out there, but how many times have you ever heard reviewers call any BMW powerful and fun ? Kudos to BMW for making something unique even if it is (typically) pricey.

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Old 03-17-2006, 06:27 PM   #6
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Default Re: '06 BMW HP-2

I really enjoy odd and funky bikes and the HP looks like a big sloppy bag of fun.



The price is, of course, a concern. I hope this wonÂ’t be used against the US market that we doesn't buy standards/motards/dualpurpose bikes.



With any hope, this is just the first model that Beemer will offer and the rest will be, at least, closer to reason as far as a price point is concerned.



I noticed that it is listed as having a 2.9 gallon fuel tank INCLUDING a 1 gallon reserve. Isn't this EXTREMELY small??? Is this stat right? If it is, what range did you guys get out of it? The stat must be wrong otherwise I would have thought this would have been mentioned as a shortcoming.



Anyhow, I love the review and I am thankful more and more that I have long legs and tall seat heights aren't nearly as much of a concern as it is for most.

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Old 03-17-2006, 07:37 PM   #7
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So what was with the two femmes on the R1? A bit of an odd choice for a shootout, don't you think?
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Old 03-17-2006, 08:45 PM   #8
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If I had 20 grand, and the HP-2 had a larger gas tank I'd own one tomorrow. I'd even trade in my trusty R100GS to own one, and it's my favorite motorcycle by far out of the 30 plus bikes that I've owned.
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Old 03-17-2006, 09:00 PM   #9
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How does the HP-2 compare to the KTM 950 Adventure right out of the box?



Btw, great pics Fonzie
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Old 03-17-2006, 09:14 PM   #10
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Excellent Review. My initial thought was BUFF i.e. Big Ugly Fat Fellow...and then Overweight Overengineered and Overpriced.
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