OK, the ultimate superbike-with-a-license-plate, the S1000RR, has just been upstaged by the 4th in line at the ultra trick, ultra expensive "HP" line up of BMWs.
The HP4 is the S1000RR that comes to you ready to compete in AMA Pro Racing Superbike! I have no idea what the cost will be, but I tip my hat to the staff at OTL mag which predicted this very thing several issues ago. These guys must have some sort of insider in Germany, like Hellman did. I hope OTL will have photos in their next issue along with the full scoop, because this is a very cool thing.
AND, no matter what BMW charge for the thing, it'll be better, faster, and far cheaper than Ducati's Desmosedici street-legal GP bike, selling for around $75K!
BMW is on a roll. What's next? An electric scooter with an integral 12V beer stein?