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    James suttie's Avatar
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    Vancouver, BC

    Making the RR into an HP4

    I bought a 2012 RR last year, and love it. It's red and white and I put a bunch of carbon fibre on it.

    Has anyone considered how to make an RR into an HP4? I just put carbon fibre wheels on my bike, but the dealer wants $11K to trade up to a new HP4. Ridiculous, especially considering the new bike does not look that cool. Should not be a big deal. Any ideas???
    Vancouver, BC

    BMW R1200 GS, BMW S1000RR, Porsche 911 GT3 RS, Porsche Boxster S

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    Small road corner junkie pffog's Avatar
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    WNY, Further fron NYC, than 6 entire states!
    Yea, be happy with the RR.

    HP's are sweet, but in the real world the RR is more than most humans can master.
    2010 F800GS Full Ohlins package, '04 R1100S Replika
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    Diamondhead, MS
    Don't screw up nice RR.
    '03 R1150R, '03 F650GS, '97DR200SE,'78 Honda CT-90, '77Honda CT-90

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acejones View Post
    Don't screw up nice RR.
    It'll be costly to order the electronic Ohlins fork and shock from the HP parts catalog, but a good fork/shock valve and spring setup would be just as effective for a trackday/street rider.

    Putting on the case savers, frame sliders, adjustable rearsets and replaceable clipons also go a long way to improving ergo's and leverage on the bike. But we are in a global recession, so why upgrade? Have you considered buying an HP4 to park alongside the RR and start the collection?

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    Registered User wayneswan's Avatar
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    By the time you were done making a HP4 clone...that $11K premium for a real one would be looking like bargain!
    If you can't go fast with 100hp, you can't go fast with 200hp.

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