The HP2 represents a whole new way of thinking for BMW. Rather than just building bikes with broad appeal, BMW has come up with HP-series motorcycles: High Performance, or HP in shorthand, with 2 designating both this particular motorcycle and BMW's evergreen boxer-twin engine. All HP bikes will be boxers; they'll be limited-production, carefully escorted through the design process by a small cadre of like-minded enthusiasts, and they'll be tightly focused on a specific segment of motorcycling. Some have said the HP models are equivalent to BMW's M-series cars, but the company has even grander visions for its HP hardware. For example, the HP2 is expected to tackle everything from tough off-road terrain to streaking WFO down the autobahn--not your normal everyday marching orders for most motorcycles.