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."