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Ducati Hyper Motard? KTM 950 SM? You ain't got nuthin' on BMW MegaMoto

Discussion in 'Moto Club' started by fnfalman, Oct 16, 2006.

  1. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    110-HP boxer twin, Marzocchi front, Ohlins rear, forged aluminum wheels. Is there anything else that need to be said? :banana:

    http://www.bmw-motorrad.com/com/en/index.html

    High Performance Asphalt-Power - the BMW HP2 Megamoto.

    What is the result when BMW Motorrad engineers are given a completely free hand and literally allowed to go full throttle? An animal. The absolute mean machine. A 110 bhp power flat twin providing massive power from the lowest engine speeds, extremely torsionally stiff tubular space frame from motor racing and at a dry weight of 178 kg not a single gram overweight. It's the HP2 Megamoto. Pure dynamism - even when stationary. Thanks to perfect geometry combined with refined technology, this high performance athlete never gets out of breath. Incredible braking points, extreme banking, easy drifts - at a level otherwise only superbikes offer, only cooler still! Anyone who has climbed onto this seat wont want to get off. Built exclusively to order, equipped with the finest innovative ingredients which are particularly good at one thing: working perfectly. And what is more, with a design which creates the perfect combination of style and ultimate performance. If you would like a test ride, be prepared to give it all you've got before Simo Kirssi or Chris Pfeiffer call it quits and let you have a go ...

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  2. FoxMustang

    FoxMustang We Deal in Lead

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    I would have expected the name to be Übermoto :supergrin:
     

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    Nice bike and typical BMW. 30% more $$ 20% less HP.

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    Is that a funky mirror image or are the chain and pipe on the "wrong" side?
     
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    Tennessee Slim Señor Member CLM

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    Have they taught the *** end not to jump up when you twist its tail?
     
  7. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Just let me know when the Japs or the Eye-ties can make something as bad *** as this MegaMoto.:rofl:

    BTW, did anybody catch the new G-series true offroad bikes?

    Tennessee Slim, the days of driveline jacking had been gone since BMW came out with the Paralever rear end. You're so, like, Eighties, man. :tongueout:

    USMC Silver, Chain drive on a BMW boxer twin? Nigga, puh-leeze! It's shaft drive, silly.:animlol:
     
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    Tennessee Slim Señor Member CLM

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    Not 'till my next birthday I ain't, you young whippersnapper!! :fred:
     
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    In your own words

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    Like the spoon in "The Matrix"...

    There is no chain.
     
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    Compy CompensateWhat?

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    What exactly is the attraction to these stupid f-ing things?
     
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    SuperMoto bikes are great! :) My 650GS was converted into a Supermoto.

    It's essentially just a dirtbike with street tires, fun because when you drop them there isn't much to damage.




    Supermoto racing consists of a dirt and an asphalt section. Very spiffy! ;)
     
  13. epsylum

    epsylum Boolit Hoze

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    +1

    However I feel some of these new big bore supermotos are losing the point. They are getting bigger and heavier. Granted they are getting more powerful, but the point of supermoto is the agility of light dirtbikes put on a road. The Beemer is a nice streetbike, but I wouldn't consider it a true supermoto. Anything over about 300lb and one would be better served with a real streetbike IMO.

    Fun on the other hand is not so easy to quantify.
     
  14. Clydeglide

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    Well stated.

    For those that think that I may be anti Euro that is not the case at all. I've just never been a "BMW guy".

    For the record, I've owned a dozen or more German vehicles. Mostly Mercedes and Porsche. I've driven about every BMW car they've made including the original M5 back in the late 80's.

    As nice as they are I could never pull the trigger on one.

    2 cents

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  15. fnfalman

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    The Ducati Hypermotard would have been a contender with the regular HP2 Enduro and street tires. However, this HP2 Mega Moto will wipe the floor with it and then some.
     
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    I can see the purpose and attraction of these big bore supermotards. You get a V-twin liter bike that's easy on the back and at least dirt trail capable yet still being able to drag a knee. It's like a standard but better. I guess. Hell, I don't know. They seem to be cool as hell.

    And a liter V-twin that weighs in ready to go at less than 450-lbs ain't no chump change to sneeze at.

    Only if my dad had given me his legs instead of my mom and her short gene that I inherited...:sad:
     
  17. epsylum

    epsylum Boolit Hoze

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    And a 500cc single that puts out over 70hp and weighs less than 275lbs isn't either. My brother's buddy has a modified CRF450 that does that but it is a pure dirt machine (nothing some new wheels, tires, brakes, and suspension couldn't change ;) ).

    Like I said, they are a great streetbike. Supermotos are by definition, not streetbikes but dirtbikes that are setup for the street.

    Anyhow I am getting semi off-topic. I just don't consider these new big bore supermotos to actually be a supermoto. IMO they are just a tall streetbike.