First rides & tests
�07 July 2011 10:34
What happens when you take one of the most powerful, best-handling sportsbikes, loaded with the latest electronic rider aids and turn it into a racer?
To find out, BMW let us ride four S1000RRs, back-to-back at Monza. We got familiar with the track on a bog-standard road bike, then tried Lorenzo Zanetti?s BMW Team Motorrad Italia FIM Superstock 1000 Cup machine (last year?s championship winner), Ayrton Badovini?s (James Toseland?s team-mate) privateer BMW Team Motorrad Italia World Superbike and Leon Haslam?s factory BMW Motorrad Motorsport World Superbike.
We got four laps on each version of the BMW S1000RR, which served as a taster of what the race bikes might be like in the heat of the battle.
To read about what these fantastic bikes are like, check out the July 6 issue of�MCN. In the meantime here’s�a few unedited video clips of the bikes being ridden by MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves to enjoy.