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This BMW S1000RR Just Broke the Record For Fastest BMW Motorcycle at 242 MPH

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That is one quick lady! 242 mph and 387 km//h
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I wonder if she forgot to close her face shield? I would think if she ever caught air it would rip her off the bike?

Nonetheless pretty darn awesome.

I can't imagine doing that speed and for a sustained amount of time.

I've hit 165 mph at the track on my RR and it is really fast - okay sure I'm not on a 5 mile straightaway but still it is fast.
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I've hit 165 mph at the track on my RR and it is really fast - okay sure I'm not on a 5 mile straightaway but still it is fast.
So you beat my old KGT by 5mph
I was scared watching the altitude indicator suddenly going up fast but I suppose that at this horizontal speed, even a slight slope translates in quite a fast vertical speed
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I wonder if she forgot to close her face shield? I would think if she ever caught air it would rip her off the bike?

Nonetheless pretty darn awesome.

I can't imagine doing that speed and for a sustained amount of time.

I've hit 165 mph at the track on my RR and it is really fast - okay sure I'm not on a 5 mile straightaway but still it is fast.
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For me it is not all about top speed - I have hit some crazy speeds on the open highway - but it is much different than hitting that same crazy speed on a track in a relatively short distance with other bikes all around you and the corner coming up really fast.

The sense of speed is much different when you have a very long field of view compared to a very short one.

Heck much over 50 mph has my attention.
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