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    BMW S1000R 192 MPH on Public Streets

    Not sure how many of you have seen this video yet, but you can below. I would love to hear some thoughts on this. Personally I think guys that do this are fools and damage the perception of motorcyclists. I am not averse to going fast once in a while, but 192 mph on public roads puts not only the rider but others in danger.

    192 mph is about 281 feet per second. That's almost a football field per second. I think the RR is an amazing machine, but like anything else, very dangerous when in the wrong hands.


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    if that were the Autobahn in Germany, then perfectly legal, but I'd argue still unsafe...but it's not, it the US, or Canada, then its fully criminal and ridiculous to endangers others like this.... with all the weaving. Amazing bike has a place... it's called a track.

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    I think his speedo is displaying kilometers/hr, not mph. 192 kph=119mph. He's definitely going fast, but it doesn't look to me like he's going 100 mph faster than everything else on the road. He's maybe going 50-60 mph faster than the cars he's passing, so just over 100 mph seems about right. Still foolish though.
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    Definately NOT MPH! At 190+ mph, the cars would look like they were standing still as he passes them. Also, It takes a LOT of power and a LOT of clean aerodymamics to get to 200 mph. (think superGP). He's going fast, and he's stupid, but not 190MPH.
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    Having ridden a S1000RR even breifly I can tell you that the bike would not need to be wound out so much in so many gears to hit 119 mph, I'll bet a months salary that the bike could do 119 mph in second gear. A ZX14 will do 105 mph in FIRST! Viewing a pc monitor with no depth of field dampens the perception of speed. I have no doubt that guy hit an indicated 192 mph.
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    Quote Originally Posted by irish View Post
    I think his speedo is displaying kilometers/hr, not mph. 192 kph=119mph. He's definitely going fast, but it doesn't look to me like he's going 100 mph faster than everything else on the road. He's maybe going 50-60 mph faster than the cars he's passing, so just over 100 mph seems about right. Still foolish though.
    You really think he is only going 119mph? Really?

    This guy is freaking flying. Doing all of 192 easily.
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    And at nite too. Perfect.

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    Degrees of stupidity - 119mph to 192mph. I have no trouble believing it is 192mph stupid.

    I am more than a bit curious about the experience base of some of the detractors untold stories or photographic analysis?

    A couple of story lines to look for in the future.
    How viral will this go and what will be the impact on the rest of us?
    Will the police investigate? In the UK the police have investigated similar youtube posts and prosecuted.
    What are the implications for others posting trip video with spedo visible?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hexkopf View Post
    You really think he is only going 119mph? Really?

    This guy is freaking flying. Doing all of 192 easily.
    FYI, you should still pull over to the right if Jerry coming up from behind!!
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    fascinating to watch, but I wouldn't want to be on the road with these guys. Keep it on the track!

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    Quote Originally Posted by irish View Post
    I think his speedo is displaying kilometers/hr, not mph. 192 kph=119mph. He's definitely going fast, but it doesn't look to me like he's going 100 mph faster than everything else on the road. He's maybe going 50-60 mph faster than the cars he's passing, so just over 100 mph seems about right. Still foolish though.
    Agree...no way this is over 190 mph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyrider View Post
    Agree...no way this is over 190 mph.
    You think he messed with his tach? At 14000 RPM, the nominal redline, top speed in each gear is about 93 MPH (1st), 117 MPH (2nd), 142 MPH (3rd), 163 MHP (4th), 180 MPH (5th), and 194 (6th).

    To be doing only 119 MPH (at 14000 RPM or there about) as some have suggested he'd have to still be in 2nd gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marchyman View Post
    You think he messed with his tach? At 14000 RPM, the nominal redline, top speed in each gear is about 93 MPH (1st), 117 MPH (2nd), 142 MPH (3rd), 163 MHP (4th), 180 MPH (5th), and 194 (6th).

    To be doing only 119 MPH (at 14000 RPM or there about) as some have suggested he'd have to still be in 2nd gear.
    I dunno...here's a video shot by a guy in Portugal doing 280 k/ph (175 mph). A means of comparison. Now I'm not so sure...

    Here's that video: http://www.metacafe.com/watch/81744/...km_h_motorway/
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    Quote Originally Posted by irish View Post
    I think his speedo is displaying kilometers/hr, not mph. 192 kph=119mph. He's definitely going fast, but it doesn't look to me like he's going 100 mph faster than everything else on the road. He's maybe going 50-60 mph faster than the cars he's passing, so just over 100 mph seems about right. Still foolish though.
    I'm late to this party but, as someone who has a sportbike which reads in km/h, I can attest that this speedo is reading in mph. The tell is the rate at which the speedo increases/decreases in relation to the tachometer.

    A guy in Canada got arrested for doing 299 km/h as indicated on his speedo. Of course, I'm sure there was some built-in error on his R1 PLUS the speedo will not read over 300.

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    I saw a queen sized mattress in the passing lane while on my way in to work this week. Still dark out, as I start early. Had I been on the bike, and in the passing lane, doing the legal limit of 65 MPH, who knows what would have happened. At 119 or 192, it would certainly have been death. You just never know for sure what is ahead of you.

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