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BMW S1000RR Outguns Porsche 911 Turbo North of 200 MPH

Highway races are not exactly uncommon, even though such behavior is both illegal and exceedingly dangerous. Unlike in Germany where, on some highway sectors, there's no speed limit in normal conditions, most of the other European countries are rather strict regarding this aspect.
The Porsche 911 Turbo is no match for the BMw S1000RR 1 photo
Photo: Facebook capture
In many EU countries, the speed limit on highways is 130 km/h (81 mph), and in certain places even lower, even when the weather conditions are perfect.

It doesn't take a genius to understand that doing almost three times the legal speed is one of the shortest ways to having the bike or car impounded, huge fees and even doing some jail time. As for accidents, the odds of escaping alive and in one piece from a 300 km/h (186 mph) crash are rather small for supercar drivers. For riders, we'd say they're null.

Seeing the S100RR rider wearing sneakers, jeans, a t-shirt and no gloves sends a chill down the spine, and we don't even want to imagine how things would unfold in case something went wrong.

Now, looking at the Porsche's dash and talking to guys who know more about sports cars, we tend to believe this is a 911 Turbo of the 997 generation. Porsche boasts a top speed of 312 km/h (194 mph), and the fellows we talked to said there is no way a stock 997 Turbo could do 331 km/h (206 mph), and they added that the car had been probably "worked on."

Likewise, in the two-wheeled world, superbikes come with a limitation set at 299 km/h (185.8 mph). Of course, most of them are highly capable of going faster, and can be taken north of 330 km/h (~206 mph) simply by removing the limiter. Meddling more with the ECU, engine, exhaust and installing some lightweight parts can add to the top speed.

All in all, this video is just another example that shows how a 200 hp superbike can be a force to be reckoned with even when pitted against supercars. And, of course, the fact that some riders are simply mindless.

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