Watch: Man critical after BMW smashes into lane divider in Cape Town

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irBosOtter

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Again, bullshit.

Speedo is no indicator of true speed.

The Gixxer 1000 in 2005 was the first bike to break 300km/h stock standard.

That’s 13 years ago.

To say it’s “easy” is not even close to the truth.

The bike in the videos is a BMW S1000RR and it can reach 300km/h but as was illustrated it wasn’t on the limiter and it was clearly still accelerating so it wasn’t near that speed.

Even if highly modified it’s not going to get much further beyond that 300km/h barrier.

The guy doing the maths off the photos is the most likely to be even remotely accurate and brings me back to the bike doing 250-270km/h if I remember my first post on this correctly.
A modified BMW s100RR can easily reach speeds of 350km/h

And seems most reach 322km/h without much mods... google is your friend.

And you can push it further:

The same team hit 242 mph on its modified BMW S1000RR making it the fastest recorded speed ever for a BMW motorcycle. The bike was piloted by Erin Sills who broke her late husband Andy Sill's record of 221 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats back in 2013
 

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Speaking from first hand experience after a bike accident, in the last few split seconds while falling before hitting the actual ground, time went really slowly,and I processed the fact that I messed up.I think my mind was like "ah crap,you messed up"

What i'm getting at here is that if it was anything like that,perhaps he knew he messed up and if/when he wakes up it will come as no surprise at all
Bike accident also here, nothing went through my head, just "OH F@K" then nothing. Apparently all I did was wake up every 10 minutes, shouting "it wasn`t my fault - idiot driver didnt use indicator",then I blacked out again.

Apparently I didnt shutup for 4 hours. There was also a case of where I had to go for Xrays and 16 year old me got a boner when the nurse removed and opened my pants where the belt is.

The next day I could not recall the previous day. Even today 13 years later, can`t recall one damn thing. But I do feel a faint memory seeing whats going to happen then saying oh f@k and closing my arms to my chest.

My point....he might be surprised when he wakes up.
 

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Wait, wait wait wait.... You're saying I have a bike (K6) that will clear 300? Suzuki officially only states 292km/h stock.
I’m going somewhat by memory here but the K5 was an anomaly for being basically faster or as fast as the bigger brother Hayabusa at the time and breaking the 300km/h barrier.

One would assume the K6 was identical. On paper it may be Suzuki purely publish speed based on gear ration or some litigation.

My memory could be flakey as well.
 

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Bike accident also here, nothing went through my head, just "OH F@K" then nothing
Mine was similar to animehero, felt like I activated "bullet-time" like in the Matrix / Max Payne. Noticed every detail of my surroundings and actions over the 2/3 seconds it happened, felt like I had time to make coffee in those few seconds so much did reality "slow down" for me.
 

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Mine was similar to animehero, felt like I activated "bullet-time" like in the Matrix / Max Payne. Noticed every detail of my surroundings and actions over the 2/3 seconds it happened, felt like I had time to make coffee in those few seconds so much did reality "slow down" for me.
Did you have a head injury /concussion?
 

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Bike accident also here, nothing went through my head, just "OH F@K" then nothing. Apparently all I did was wake up every 10 minutes, shouting "it wasn`t my fault - idiot driver didnt use indicator",then I blacked out again.

Apparently I didnt shutup for 4 hours. There was also a case of where I had to go for Xrays and 16 year old me got a boner when the nurse removed and opened my pants where the belt is.

The next day I could not recall the previous day. Even today 13 years later, can`t recall one damn thing. But I do feel a faint memory seeing whats going to happen then saying oh f@k and closing my arms to my chest.

My point....he might be surprised when he wakes up.
Damn, guess its different strokes.Sorry to hear man.
Maybe its because I didn't lose consciousness that I can recall what happened clearly
 

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Mine was similar to animehero, felt like I activated "bullet-time" like in the Matrix / Max Payne. Noticed every detail of my surroundings and actions over the 2/3 seconds it happened, felt like I had time to make coffee in those few seconds so much did reality "slow down" for me.
Did you pass out by any chance?
 

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Bone stock yes, perhaps I should clarify "without mods" to rather read "without significant mods".

I don't know any superbike riders that don't have a freeflow exhaust and ECU remapping job done, that takes the Busa to 325km/h apparently, might need a different sprocket/final drive though, not sure. If you bore out the cylinders or even add a turbo like some have done all bets are off, 330kph is nothing.

Then of course you have the rumoured 1440cc busa coming and you have the world record holding Kawasaki H2R that's gone to 400kph ...
Yes adding a turbo is definitely not in the “without mods” category.

Also fiddling with sprocket and final drive is almost guaranteed to make the speedo read wrong and not actually make the bike all that much faster.

ECU and freeflow adds at best 5hp. Not a lot of top speed gains there.

So at this point I’ll have to say prove it unfortunately. With a proper GPS data logger before I consider even 330km/h as “nothing” outside of the heavily modded turbo crowd.
 

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I think my bullet time came the seconds before, again not sure if real cause I cant remember a thing.
Did all the calculations, and the final verdict was brace for impact. After the brace nothing. Cant remember flying over the car, or my arm hitting the pole or anything.

Not sure why I also let go of the handle bar. Was not the first time I did that.
 

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A modified BMW s100RR can easily reach speeds of 350km/h

And seems most reach 322km/h without much mods... google is your friend.

And you can push it further:

The same team hit 242 mph on its modified BMW S1000RR making it the fastest recorded speed ever for a BMW motorcycle. The bike was piloted by Erin Sills who broke her late husband Andy Sill's record of 221 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats back in 2013
Prove it.

With actual GPS logger data. Not pretty pictures and videos.

Salt Flats and dedicated race teams are a completely different story with very different funding.

We are talking about every one on every corner with his hand full of mods here.
 

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Bone stock yes, perhaps I should clarify "without mods" to rather read "without significant mods".

I don't know any superbike riders that don't have a freeflow exhaust and ECU remapping job done, that takes the Busa to 325km/h apparently, might need a different sprocket/final drive though, not sure. If you bore out the cylinders or even add a turbo like some have done all bets are off, 330kph is nothing.

Then of course you have the rumoured 1440cc busa coming and you have the world record holding Kawasaki H2R that's gone to 400kph ...
The Hayabusa has been discontinued. No 1440cc coming that I'm aware of.
 

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Bone stock yes, perhaps I should clarify "without mods" to rather read "without significant mods".

I don't know any superbike riders that don't have a freeflow exhaust and ECU remapping job done, that takes the Busa to 325km/h apparently, might need a different sprocket/final drive though, not sure. If you bore out the cylinders or even add a turbo like some have done all bets are off, 330kph is nothing.

Then of course you have the rumoured 1440cc busa coming and you have the world record holding Kawasaki H2R that's gone to 400kph ...
As we've established, the H2R is a factory-built bike. Your tuning shop in Cape Town isn't remotely the same.

The Kawasaki Ninja H2™R hypersport motorcycle is an engineering marvel, made possible only through the sourcing of technological expertise from multiple divisions of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (KHI). The result of this unprecedented collaboration is a system of carefully crafted premium components and World Superbike racing inspired next-level electronics that work in concert to create an unbelievably powerful machine—one that’s more than worthy of the legendary H2 name.
https://www.kawasaki.com/Products/2018-Ninja-H2R

The H2R is also not street legal. Its a pure track bike.

The detuned H2 (street legal version) was clocked at 295 in a factory spec test. A modded (bolt-on over-the-counter stuff) 2015 H2 was clocked at 365.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kawasaki_Ninja_H2#Street-legal_Ninja_H2

330 is not small change and it clearly takes serious kit to reach and surpass that.
 

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The Hayabusa has been discontinued. No 1440cc coming that I'm aware of.
I stopped keeping up to date on bike developments when I sold mine, just saw some rumour mill articles from early 2018 speculating about a 1440cc busa.

Not my style anyway, if money was no object I'd buy a GSXR750 over anything else, no need to enhance my manhood with extra cc's :)
 

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330 is not small change and it clearly takes serious kit to reach and surpass that.
330 is also not this insurmountable task, go search youtube, countless modded Busa's demonstrating that 330kph is well within the realm of possibility on bolt-on / dyi mods, no specialists needed.
 

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Yes adding a turbo is definitely not in the “without mods” category.

Also fiddling with sprocket and final drive is almost guaranteed to make the speedo read wrong and not actually make the bike all that much faster.

ECU and freeflow adds at best 5hp. Not a lot of top speed gains there.

So at this point I’ll have to say prove it unfortunately. With a proper GPS data logger before I consider even 330km/h as “nothing” outside of the heavily modded turbo crowd.
Turbos, hp and changes to the ECU doesn't change the top end speed it only makes the bike get to that speed faster.

I'm sure most bikes have enough power it just depends on gear ratios and sprocket size.
 
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