Last month, we published spy photos of what appeared to be some prototypes of the 2014 BMW R1200RT sport-tourer undergoing testing somewhere in southern France. Unfortunately, the photographs were captured from far away, preventing us from seeing many details apart from the new water-cooled Boxer engine from the new GS and what appears to be the […]
BMW S1000RR Takes On Ultimate Supercars – Video
Yes this is another car vs. motorcycle drag race. For this particular matchup we have the BMW S1000RR taking on the Lamborghini Aventador and Bugatti Veyron Vitesse. For comparison, a stock BMW S1000RR (which this one does not appear to be) costs a tick over $15,000. The Lambo weighs in at $400,000, and the almighty Bugatti costs a princely sum of $2.2 million. Building drama for this video is pointless because, yes, you already know who the winner is going to be.
Still, that doesn’t make this race any less interesting to watch. Let’s look at more numbers: the Bugatti pumps out an enormous 1200 hp, while the Lambo gets by with “just” 700 horses. At the other end of the spectrum, the BMW comes up just shy of 200 hp.
As we all know, the lack of weight on a motorcycle gives it a considerable advantage over cars, but what makes this video interesting is how much of a fight the Veyron is able to give the S1000RR. It dusts the Lambo and keeps the BMW in sight. Of course, that kind of performance should be expected from a car that costs so much, and with more room to stretch its legs, the aero advantage of the Veyron would have eventually given it the edge over the bike. But when it comes to practical distances to run a drag race, it’s nice to know the motorcycle still reigns supreme. Check out the second video to see the race from the Veyron’s perspective.