BMW developed three variants of their HP model – enduro, sport, and motard, in that order. Each has the 4-valve 1170 cc engine, blue trellis frame, and two-bike price tag – but strangely without BMW’s Telelever front suspension. The Megamoto is more similar to the enduro, with the step-stool-required seat height but smaller front wheel and chassis tuned for turn-in. A solution in search of a problem sure, but in a big fun way.
The HP2 engine is the culmination of BMW’s near century of air/oil-cooled boxer-twin development, the blueprinting with exotic materials helping dual overhead cams deliver 105 hp and 85 ft.-lbs. torque. 45mm upside-down forks complement the more usual BMW Paralever shaft drive rear, this time with Öhlins damper. BMW’s own brakes are dual 305mm fronts with 265 mm rear. ABS was available but not seeing it on this bike. Bodywork is reveals more than it covers, but the bikini fairing and tank cover are nicely detailed. Smashing forged wheels are finished in blue.
Without even break-in miles, this is an as-new HP2. Maybe dump the fuel, put some fuel system treatment in the fresh tank, change the oil and brake fluid, and off you go. The owner added Touratech travel cases but you can leave them in the garage and the racks don’t hurt the looks badly. From the eBay auction:
Only one owner; always stored in a dry and warm garage. Used once. Incredibly low mileage. Good as new. No other bike like it on the market right now (with that mileage).
Comes with a few spare parts and accessories(pictures will be added once we sort the parts and accessories out.
For those who think a water cooling system is needless complexity or just un-BMW, the HP2 in any variant is the final word. A little too much for an actual urban gymkana, the oversized motards from BMW, Ducati, and KTM have faded from the spotlight. But if you were a huge BMW fan, and a very skilled rider, this almost unused and quite rare Megamoto might be just the thing for local riding.
Happy Independence Day ! -donn