BMW S 1000 RR Dragbike Breaks 9-Second Barrier

The Brock's Performance stock-wheelbase BMW S 1000 RR has recently broke the 9-second quarter-mile bracket at the Kil-Kare Raceway in Ohio, being only slightly slower than a Kawasaki ZX14. The machine was run in AMA Dragbike SuperSport trim and recorded an 8.95 seconds run while ridden by Jeremy Teasley.

The only modifications brought to the standard bike that are allowed in this competition include a lowered suspension, modified gearing, aftermarket exhaust, a fuel-injection controller and ceramic wheel bearings.

"We're working hard to improve the BMW's performance," shop owner Brock Davidson said in a release. "To do any kind of systematic testing you must have a standard to run against. The SuperSport rule structure is still the way stock-wheelbase performance is gauged."

Teasley achieved successive quarter-mile runs of 9.12 and 9.04 seconds before hitting a 8.971 at 157.93 mph. Finally, he managed to lower the mark with a 8.950-second time. Teasley's best 1/8-mile time of 5.83 seconds was just over one-hundredth of a second off Gadson's national record on a ZX14.

"With the S 1000 RR having a better power-to-weight ratio of any production sportbike, we felt strongly that we were going to do some damage in the SuperSport class with the BMW this season and it is very disappointing that AMA Dragbike suspended operations after we got only two races in,"
added Davidson.

"Nonetheless, we're going to continue doing what we do best: developing, testing and selling products that make streetbikes fly. I still hold out hope that there will be another national-level SuperSport class in the somewhat near future. When that happens, we'll show up with a finely tuned, powerful weapon, ready to do battle."
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