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BMW S 1000 RR Records 204.784mph run at Bonneville.

Ezekiel Wheeler
Sep 5, 2012
Eurp 1209 01+bmw land speed record+cover Photo 1/1   |   BMW Land Speed Record - Web Exclusive

Street bikes are fast enough out of the box. For speed freaks across the globe finding out how fast you can really take them is the main goal.

That’s what the Andy Sills and Erin Hunter had in mind when they took their one-week-old BMW S 1000 RR to the BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials on the famed Bonneville Salt Flats.

“Andy and Erin contacted me about a week before the trials and asked if I could provide them with an S 1000 RR for Bonneville,” said Gary Orr, co-owner and general manager of San Diego BMW Motorcycles. “We’ve been successfully prepping race bikes for them for the past several years, so we were happy to help them out again.”

Hunter, one of the few female participants, was able to set a top speed of 207.758mph and a two-way average of 205.566mph. Setting an AMA national record on the slightly streamlined BMW S 1000 RR.

“We’ve had the good fortune to race a number of different bikes throughout our careers, including streamliners,” commented Erin, “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.”

By Ezekiel Wheeler
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