Near-standard S1000RR hits 202mph

By John Westlake -

First rides & tests

 24 September 2010 17:12

A standard BMW S1000RR with an off-the-shelf Akrapovic exhaust, a smaller rear sprocket and some gaffer tape over slots in the screen cracked 202mph from a standing start in one mile.

The speed run was part of an experiment by Performance Bikes magazine to discover the new BMW’s ultimate speed potential, and is featured in this month’s issue, out October 6.

The full Akrapovic exhaust system replaced the enormous catalysed factory-supplied kit and was run in conjunction with a Power Commander V to make the most of the higher-flowing exhaust.  

Read more in MCN, out on Wednesday September 29, and even more in PB on October 6.