A few of you picked up on this in the post about selling my Honda RC30, but I replaced it with a BMW a few months ago. Specifically, it’s a BMW HP2 Megamoto!
Unlike with the Mastiff, I plan on keeping this one for a while and I’ll share my ownership history with it.
After the RC30 sale/trade, I had some cash burning a hole in my pocket. More importantly, I had a change of perspective. I used to think that a motorcycle for commuting should first be practical, and then fast/stylish/whatever it might be. Hell, I never would have bought a daily rider that didn’t have factory luggage. But the RC30 changed everything for me – my commute is only about 20 minutes, and now I’m totally fine with something impractical if it makes me happy every time I get on it. So, I kept my eye out for something fun and rare.
While that was happening, a client of Iconic said that he had a bike he was interested in putting on our auction site. Baseball fans may appreciate that said client is Robin Yount, the Hall of Fame third baseman for the Milwaukee Brewers and a passionate motorcyclist. Thankfully, he’s also a very nice guy. One of our employees went to go pick it up in our shop van, and when he brought it back a couple of days later I couldn’t stop staring at the Megamoto. If you’ve been following Bike-urious for a while, you likely know that I’m a sucker for BMWs. And this is one of the rarest – the Megamoto was only sold in 2008 and just 107 examples were exported to the US.
It’s a street-focused version of the HP2 Enduro, and the name obviously comes from the fact that it’s a gigantic supermoto – in fact, it’s actually too big to be a true supermoto, but I like the idea of a GS without any of the fat. It weighs under 400 pounds dry – significantly less than BMW’s other big bikes of the time but that’s still a number that would make any sumo enthusiast recoil in horror.
This example had just over 9,000 miles and plenty of service records from MotoGhost. It also was one of the very rare Megamotos that was ordered with the $1,000 optional ABS (seems like a good idea for a commuter), so I asked Robin what he wanted for it and slept on the idea. My partner Vic ended up pushing me over the edge to buy it, and one of the reasons was because it’s so rare and “who knows when you’d see another one come up for sale?”
Now I get to live with it for a bit, so with that in mind: is there anything you want to know about the HP2 Megamoto?