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The Richard Hammond Test Ride: Bmw S1000rr Hp4 Is A Cruise Missile

Discussion in 'Motorcycle Reviews' started by Omar, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. Alonso92

    Alonso92 Well-Known Member

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    Because they each do a different job :)
  2. XxJtjayexX

    XxJtjayexX Well-Known Member

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    Duh man! Come on! On r125 we have symmetrical lights and both do different jobs
    It's just my thing... I don't like funny or not matching angles... Even my freaking table and everything on it is lined up perfectly.... Yeah OCD
    Still those lights wouldn't put me off buying this bike
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  3. mo_mo_Rotherham

    mo_mo_Rotherham Super Member

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    brother in law has been looking at these he says his zx10r is a bit to safe doesnt scare him enough says his firblade was a more fun ride pmsl must admit i do like the look of these
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  4. MarkusWeiss

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    I personally think all those rider aids take a lot of danger away that creates fear and adrenaline. Would I have the 899 or 1199? Heck yeah I would and probably will buy one of those in the next 2-3 years, but something about me and the simplicity of a standard bike keeps me learning and happy...

    When I think ZX10R I picture Moscow WSB when Sykes caught fire lol and just kept going :)

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  5. mo_mo_Rotherham

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    hahaha tbh i like feeling safe on my bike he keeps trying to get me to have a go of the zx10r :O but i get stupidly nervous when i get on it hahaha
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  6. MarkusWeiss

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    never been on one, but yeah its a litre bike so i can imagine how terrifying getting to 180mph+ must be :) Sweet bike
  7. mo_mo_Rotherham

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    have been on back of a few bg bikes i loved being on back of my dads old pan european when he opened that up lol the fireblade was stupidly scary on back ive not been on zx10r yet but have been left in its wake a few times hahah

    roll on spring and the ultimate mod ;) looking fwd to getting a sports-tourer and poss going over to euro with dad and bro in summer
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  8. 2takt

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    ZX10R is a deathtrap on wheels, that thing will do over 100mph in 1st gear lol.
  9. Alonso92

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    Lol easy, you asked...and i replied
    Thing is bmw went function over form with the headlights unlike yamaha with on the r125
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  10. Alonso92

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    mmmm what year ninja? Always read that the cbrr is the pussy cat out of the bunch (if you can call it that) because its does everything so well and its engine is so turbine like where as the ninja is more of a handful (especially the older ones). However haven't rode either of them. You should have a go dude, just be very VERY gentle with the throttle as the throttle on them bikes are so sensitive. I remember on one of the first rides on the street, didnt see a bump and went over it and full throttled it ahah scarred the poop out of me
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  11. XxJtjayexX

    XxJtjayexX Well-Known Member

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    lol ok...i do apologize...when i sent this message i was hungry...and hungry jaye is bad jaye :p = moody cow :D
  12. mo_mo_Rotherham

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    i bet it did ive have a go around the houses on my dads vfr750 ;) was scary such a big bike compared to the lilr as soon as i have my l plates off i will have a ride on it ;0 lol im pretty sure its either an 09-10 plate ninja will check next time im over talking to him xmas day he took his fireblade on nuremburg ring at easter this yr said it was most fun he ever had for 50 euros he was telling me that when he got off his bike it took him over an hour for adrenilin rush to fade lol.... deffo a track i wanna visit at some point :).
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  13. mo_mo_Rotherham

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    Dont no if u can tell from pics but is beautiful 20130804_125814.jpg 20130804_125750.jpg
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  14. mo_mo_Rotherham

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    next time we go out for a ride i will take some better pics its such a stunning bike no matter from what angle you look at it
  15. Alonso92

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    A few guys on the triumph forum are planning on doing a nurburgring weekend next year and would love to go however would have to do it in a car a few times first, just to learn the layout of circuit a bit as there isnt much run off and braking on a corner on a bike = bad times. Also seeing a Porsche comming up a few meters from my back wheel would put me off slightly lol
    Heard that the roads around the ring/the black forest are also nearly if not as good as the track.

    Sorry to the rest//back on topic
    Love the hp4!!!
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  16. mo_mo_Rotherham

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  17. newbietoprofessional

    newbietoprofessional Well-Known Member

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    Wait till the electronics gives up on you mid-ride! ;)
  18. 2takt

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    ?
  19. newbietoprofessional

    newbietoprofessional Well-Known Member

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    I was basically agreeing with you about the excessive amount of electronics being incorporated into modern motorcycles and it doesn't take much for electronics to fail :D
  20. Alonso92

    Alonso92 Well-Known Member

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    psshh you luddite's can keep your non-electronic wizardry bikes, i'd take abs any day for a road bike and probs tc on powerful track bike (dont have the funds to keep on finding the limit ;)
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