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BMW S1000RR HP4

Here it is. The HP Sauce.

When the original s1k was launched back in 2010 – it didnt just beat the competition, it smashed their back doors in… with no lube.

in 2012 an update came along which refined the bike further – i had the Smurf Blue flavour and regret selling it tbh.

and THEN the HP4 wondered into our lives.

I recently had the pleasure of riding this bike around Portimao on the Fast Bikes Sports Bike of the Year feature and i can honestly say, its the best bike i’ve ever ridden. When you ride a bunch of bikes back to back positives and negatives become far easier to spot and the only machine which came close for me was the Aprillia RSV4 – and it was VERY close to be fair.

On track this thing is a missile. So fast, so easy to ride Рflattering and smooth with a warm comfort blanket of electronics keeping you safe from harm. Everything about this bike is easy Рeven the fact you dont have to sod around with screw drivers to set up the suspension for the circuit Рit does it all for you.

For some, this is probably a negative as they want an animal on circuit to try to tame – and fair enough, the 1199 is certainly a more rewarding bike to get right – but unless you are Foggy – you will be faster on Bavarian, cock eyed Beast. Factiod.

But the reason the HP4 was my number 1 choice was that OFF the track, you can ride this thing 1000 miles in a day, pop down the shops, get 130 miles out of a tank, pop your mistress on the back, strap luggage to it, no need to change suspension settings for the road Рjust go. And being the lazy type, i hate having to faff Рi just want to get on  Рand ride.

HP4 = Certified Jizz Machine.

BMW S1000RR HP4

BMW S1000RR HP4