BMW Motorbike Achieves New World Speed Record - 204.784 Mph

BMW S1000RR Speed Record Bike 1 photo
Photo: BMW
Renowned landspeed racer, Andy Sills, has claimed yet another record under his belt. He has taken a 2012 BMW S1000RR all the way up to 204.784 mph (329,567 km/h) during the BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials, which took place on August 29th. He competed in the Partially-Streamlined Natrually Aspirated 1000 cc class, and the run took place at the Mecca of the speed junkie - the Bonneville Salt Flats.
Sills was the holder of the previous record, which he surpassed by 4.5 mph (7.2 km/h). However, another record was set that day, but this time only a national (US) one. Erin Hunter managed to set a record of 205.566 mph (330.808 km/h), on the same BMW S1000RR bike.

Hunter went on to say: “We’ve had the good fortune to race a number of different bikes throughout our careers, including streamliners and the BMW S 1000 RR is incredibly stable at high speeds. The super stable platform allows us to focus on our racing skills without having to worry about the performance of the bike.  You can trust it and go all out.
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