BMW S 1000 RR Dinner Table Stunt Busted

Back in March this year, a viral video showing BMW Motorrad's finest, the S 1000 RR, pulling a tablecloth from under a series of dishes, plates and glasses, without moving a single one of them, rocked the web.

The clip scored 1.75 million views back then (it currently has about 3.7 million views) and shortly became the most successful BMW Youtube upload ever.

Yet, someone, somewhere, questioned the reality of the stunt. Actually, these two guys, together with the crew which helps them, question about everything, so we should have expected them to take their shot at this stunt as well.

We are talking of course about Adam and Jamie, also known to the viewing public as the Mythbusters. The two decided to see whether BMW cheated, or the gimmick really worked thanks to the extraordinary performances of the bike.

Everything was set up in such a manner that it would perfectly duplicate the BMW stunt. Everything except for one of the most important elements, the S 1000 RR. Instead of the German built bike, the Mythbusters used Jamie's Erik Buell Racing 1125R.

Some will consider this little fact enough of a reason for the verdict given at the end of the show by Jamie and Adam: BUSTED.

But not quite. After all, BMW didn't say how the stunt was achieved, they only showed the images. And yes, it can be done, without using some very complex visual effects. In theory, this myth is busted, as in usual condition will never work. In fact, in can work and it will, if you set the stage just right (watch the third clip to see how the BMW trick was pulled).

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Daniel loves writing (or so he claims), and he uses this skill to offer readers a "behind the scenes" look at the automotive industry. He also enjoys talking about space exploration and robots, because in his view the only way forward for humanity is away from this planet, in metal bodies.
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