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So there are currently two HP2 Sport bikes on Cycle Trader. One is in Texas and the other is here in San Francisco at the BMW dealership.

Here is the one at SF:

https://www.cycletrader.com/dealers/BMW-Motorcycles-of-San-Francisco-3055866/listing/2009-BMW-HP2-Sport-123308150

PM me if you're interested. Personal health permitting, I could take a preliminary look at the machine for you.
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I bought one earlier this year. I only use mine for 70 to 150 mile sport rides and the HP2 does everything right. It also fits a 6' rider at 220lbs fully geared. Even better, the stock springs seem to be the right ones for my weight..not sure how that's possiible, but I do run my sag a bit softer.

I use to be an old track rat so I know how a bike should feel/behave and I set up the suspension properly. The motor is fantastic for street duty as are the brakes. There is no vibration, but it is a twin so maybe I'm use to it...not sure. The front end is slightly vague at faster speeds but whatever, not a track bike. The one thing you need on the bike is a power commander 5. Mine has one and there are no fueling issues. My only complaint is no storage space for a tire repair kit and pump. I'm not ready to put a large tank bag on it other than the tiny one BMW made for it.

Screw common sense. Just go for it. If you hate it you can sell it.
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BAM! Some motoporn to make it more difficult for you to resist!!

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maverickma,
Thanks for your comments. Exactly the type of info I was hoping for. And for the MotoPorn (there goes the rest of my day).

Mark R 1200 S,
Thank you of the offer. I had seen this. Not sure if it'sABS equipped or not. I have a good friend, a long term NorCal MOA guy, who I thought I might have swing by as well. Wonder if they'd take my s1k as trade?

Also, I had responded (maybe too long) to yesterdays posts, SergioK in particular, but it got nabbed by the moderator bot "needs approval" don't know what I did wrong, but hoping it makes it to the forum, or learn how to make it OK to post.

Thanks again guys I really appreciate all the info and perspectives.
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BAM! Some motoporn to make it more difficult for you to resist!!

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploads26/2009_HP2_Sport1503839858.jpg
It really is a beautiful bike, ain't it?!
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It really is a beautiful bike, ain't it?!
Yes but some of us can only dream!!



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It is. All variants of the boxer sportbikes really are lookers.


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It is. All variants of the boxer sportbikes really are lookers.
Really???

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Ok maybe just the R11s, 12s, and HP2.
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I cannot comment directly on the HP2 and like you I lusted after one purely for selfish reasons.

When I wrecked my heavily modified Ducati ST4S, I bought an 07 R12S. I had convinced myself that was the bike for me. I never bonded with the bike. I really missed the higher revving motor and the wider power band.

I have spent 6 or 7 track days on an S1000RR and I loved that bike. I just knew I wouldn't want to ride it for hours on the street. I am 53 years old, 6'3" and 220 with all my gear on. In full race crouch all day just does not work for my beaten up back and joints.

That got me thinking.... why not an S1000R ? Almost all the goodness of the RR in a more live-able package. I started looking around. I didn't care for any of the modern Ducati bikes and I didn't want to go back and start fresh with an older ST I had to build up to my standards. In came the Aprilia Tuono.

If you put any stock in the general motorcycle press, the Tuono ranks a bit ahead of the S1000R, but in reality it was splitting hairs. The kicker was the cost of the Tuono V4 APRC with ABS was a lot less than an S1000R in the used market.

I narrowed my focus to the 14 or 15 Tuono because I wanted the ABS. I picked up a 15 for $8k and I have never looked back. Its comfortable enough I can ride all day. The power is beyond what I'll ever need on the street. I had the full Akra system with headers on my R12S and sure the low end grunt was nice but I missed winding out those sweet revs. Sure the R12S was pretty fast, I just didnt bond well with it, it always left me missing something. I get frigging giddy banging through the quickshift running up the revs and the bike is so tossable in the twisties its a blast to ride. I did one track day on it already too boot!

I would have liked a chance to ride and HP2 Sport but I just don't see it comparing to a more modern "standard" version of a sport bike. Tuono, R1000S, KTM Super Duke 1290, that sort of bike. All the goodness of a sport bike in a more user friendly package.
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