Piloted by Andy Sills and Erin Hunter of Hunter Sills Racing, the BMW S1000RR claimed five land speed records on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Wendover, Utah. During a run organized by the International Motorcycle Speed Trials by BUB event held between August 24-29, the BMW S1000RR managed to snatch titles in the following categories:
Two FIM records under naturally aspirated 1000cc class
- 218.736 mph (352.02 kph) in the FIM 1000cc Division B Type 1 Class 10 Multicylinder- a modified and partially streamlined class with a fastest pass of the event at 227.5 mph (366.12 kph).
- 189.862 mph (305.553 kph) in the FIM 1000cc Division A Type 1 Class 10 Multicylinder, under a “naked” or no fairings class.
Two AMA records under naturally aspirated 1000cc class
- 217.429 mph (349.918 kph) in AMA 1000cc MPS AF- a modified, partially streamlined fuel class.
- 189.966 mph in AMA 1000cc M AF, a modified, no fairings class
Also rider Erin Hunter clocked 207.996 mph (334.737 kph) setting a third AMA record in the 1000cc MPS AG on his modified and partially streamlined gas class on a more traditionally faired BMW S 1000 RR.
Speaking at the event, a joyous Gary Orr, owner of San Diego BMW Motorcycles said “After our success at SCTA Speedweek, we were looking forward to seeing how our bike would perform at BUB. The Alpine Performance-tuned motor and catalyst fairing design held up amazingly well under the brutal conditions on the salt, and on the second week of running, it still continued to be very strong. I am extremely happy to see them take so many records at only the second event with this bike.”
Grabbing these five coveted titles, the prevailing king of superbikes holds its claims of being the fastest production motorcycle on the planet.