News BMW S1000RR Land Speed Record | Video

BMW S1000RR Land Speed Record | Video

Bonneville Speed Record

This motorcycle video profiles the adventures of Chris Hodgson and Willie Hodgson of San Jose BMW racing 4 bikes, as the two chase the production 1000cc motorcycle world speed record at Bonneville aboard a BMW S1000RR. This video gives insight to what occurs at the Bonneville Salt Flats.

The motorcycle land speed record was broken on Sept. 17 by a BMW S1000RR driven by Andy Sills during the recent Utah Salt Flats Racing Association event at Bonneville. Sills set a new record of 196.117 mph for Production 1000cc class on the BMW S 1000 RR.

Sills upped the previous record of 192 by a full 4 mph. The S 1000 RR that broke the record belonged to San Diego BMW, and it was a fully stock demo bike with the mirrors and license plate holder removed.

Gary Orr (San Diego BMW) says: "We have just confirmed a new world land speed record on the BMW S1000RR. It’s official. The new world record for a 1000cc production motorcycle is 196.117 mph, and was set on our San Diego BMW Motorcycles S1000RR demo bike. This bike is completely stock with stock exhaust."

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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