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John Westlake  says:

Near-standard S1000RR hits 202mph

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...

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Sep 10

Posts: 13

zepper252 says:

Confirmed at Bonnie

Here you go fellas, backed up by a bog stock S1000rr--actually San Diego BMW's dealership demo bike. 

Its official now.

When your at you may also want to check out the official street photos of the ZX10R!

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Feb 08

Posts: 276

Trumpton3 says:


At that speed, the tingling problem through the bars on that bike must be awful

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Sep 09

Posts: 7

fireflud says:

check your math

Gavinfdavis. nice try with the logic. But i'm afraid you're assuming drag has a linear correlation with speed - it doesn't. Jap bike owners please calm down. They can't accept their pride and joy is being obliterated by this machine. BMW vs Jap Bike fanbois is almost becoming analogus to Apple fanbois vs haters. I sense one reason why it gets stick is because the 2nd hand market for it is non-existent and so owning one would be pricey - thereby opening it to be made to look normal by attacking it on such forums by those who can't affort it. Twobike/meak9 - BWM is obliterating the competition in the stock race outfits (also in WSBK). The fact that so many people have commented (included yourself) shows there is interest let alone click on it to read it - no matter how pointless it may be (that applies to many here). busa666 - busa's aren't anywhere as nimble. Going by your logic anything going slower on two wheels in a straight line would be classified as "whats the fuss about". Agreed - BMW are getting a lot of coverage, but MCN aren't the only guilty ones. This bike has so much top end it's silly - so for me it's not suprising it can do this. But I agree "near-stock" is a very subjective term.

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Aug 09

Posts: 56

gavinfdavies says:

my maths...

"...and assuming the square rule for drag vs speed..."

This means I am assuming that when speed doubles, the drag, and hence the power required to overcome it also doubles. The friction from rolling resistance i expect would increase linearly with speed, but would become dominated by the drag rapidly.

Hence me sqaring the fractional speed increase needed for my bike to reach 200mph, which gives the fractional increase required in power, in this case speed needs to increase 5/3rds, so drag will increase 25/9ths, as will the power required.

And I'd love a s1000rr, though I'd prefere a neater side panels, less holes etc. But thats just me. If anyone here bought me one as a pressie, you'd not hear a word of complaint.

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Sep 10

Posts: 2

Don't knock it, try it!

At the start of the year I had both a full power Hayabusa and an S1000rr sport in my garage.

Although id have to say the hayabusa is a faster bike, the s1000 is definately quicker.  Plus, the way the beemer makes the power is a lot more useable and the bike itself is so much smaller and easier to ride.

I have since sold the busa.....  I took the bmw on this years cannonball run (which at the time was in standard trim) and got upto an indicated 188 mph and it was still pulling!

In short, doesnt surprise me at all that the bmw is that fast, FACT!

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