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Old Jul 28th 2018, 06:51 AM   #1
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Ken Hill discusses HP4R vs Panigale V4

Pretty interesting comparisons. I've had the pleasure of getting coaching from Ken at YCRS and his knowledge is simply incredible.

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Old Jul 28th 2018, 07:42 AM   #2
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Timely! Was on the horn with Brian yesterday and he’d said he brought one to Miller and had Ken n Shane ride it...and their impressions. Got me all hot/bothered to build up an R next year! I was worried Miller’s altitude/power loss would be a buzzkill.... Very impressive comparo!
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Enjoyed listening to his review of the bikes. But the two bikes weren't made to be compared. The HP4 Carbon was BMW's answer to the 1299 Superleggera when released.

Standard HP4 vs V4 Speciale is more like it.
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Old Jul 28th 2018, 10:01 AM   #4
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Interesting conversation. I am really enjoying my V4s and to hear it favorably compared to a much more expensive super exotic track only bike is nice. Did I mention that I am REALLY ENJOYING my V4s?
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Timely! Was on the horn with Brian yesterday and he’d said he brought one to Miller and had Ken n Shane ride it...and their impressions. Got me all hot/bothered to build up an R next year! I was worried Miller’s altitude/power loss would be a buzzkill.... Very impressive comparo!
when you say shane do you mean shane turpin?
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Enjoyed listening to his review of the bikes. But the two bikes weren't made to be compared. The HP4 Carbon was BMW's answer to the 1299 Superleggera when released.

Standard HP4 vs V4 Speciale is more like it.
so you want to take the bmw hp4 which came out in 2013 and is now 5 years old and compare it to ducati newest offering. anyway v4s is pretty impressive any way you slice it. lets see if the R will be worth all the extra coin.
i found it interesting ken saying the hp4 race is a world superbike competitor while the v4 is a detuned motogp bike.

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Strange to compare a 100% no bullshit purpose built track bike to a Showroom standard Superbike on OEM tires. Apples to oranges, I think.

But it was fun to listen to in the office. Its nice to hear how good the V4 is. Gives me hope for WSBK next year!
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