New land speed record for S1000RR

Discussion in 'Motorcycle Talk' started by Avboden, Sep 7, 2012.


  1. Avboden

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    1991 XR250L, 2007 BMW F800S, 1999 ATK 605 ESDS/SM
    been too long since I posted a BMW thread :thefinge:

    almost 205mph on the salt with no internal engine mods...nuts.

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    http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle...r-claims-another-bonneville-record/21354.html


    the 2 up one was a lil while ago, but still amazes me, over 180mph two up!
     
  2. Doesn't hurt being 4'11" 102lbs.

    Impressive stuff though.
     
  3. I feel obligated to post here because Bmw is in my screen name. Carry on:mfclap:

    The two up speed record is fuking nuts!
     
  4. Pretty cool, pretty scary going that fast on that type of surface with two wheels. You can't accelerate too quickly or you just slide around.
     
  5. is that two at the same time or one person went one way and the other on the return run....? i read it as one person one way and another the other way.
     
  6. Shorty levers would've been worth .216 mph
     
    #6 h_travis, Sep 7, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2012
  7. ...those, and a big dump prior to the run for another .051
     
  8. Bluuu

    Bluuu Señor verde

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    After having ridden an s1000rr for the first time about a month ago...I could almost be a BMW fanboi. It felt great to get back on my tiny nimble little R6 minutes later, but...I have found myself daydreaming about riding an s1000rr again sometime.
     
  9. Total derail...

    I rode the 1000 at the ridge.
    Damn good bike.
    I think with appropriate springs in nearly stock form it would make a "decent" race bike.
    The engine is specially impressive, the over all package is very very good.

    Caveat, the ubiquitous Suzuki is still the king for privateers...


    BMW did an amazing job!!!
     
  10. Avboden

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    two at the same time, they just switched who was bitch between qualifying and the record run.

     
    #10 Avboden, Sep 7, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2012
  11. A buddy of mine has one of these. We had Nels do a quick dyno run, it sounded beast!
     
  12. I liked it enough to buy one myself last month!
     
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