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Top Gear: V8 Ariel Atom against the “fastest street bike in the world” – BMW S1000RR

Motorrad | January 24th, 2011 by 9
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Latest episode of Top Gear brings back to focus the “M bike” we came to love: S1000 RR. The famous UK show takes the latest …

Latest episode of Top Gear brings back to focus the “M bike” we came to love: S1000 RR. The famous UK show takes the latest Ariel Atom and puts it against the Lexus’s superstar LFA, a Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera and BMW’s S1000 RR superbike.

The Ariel Atom is powered by a supercharged 3.0 liter V8 and produces 500 horsepower while weighing only 1,200 pounds. That adds up to about 900 horsepower per ton; a ratio that shames anything from a Lotus to a Bugatti Veyron.

The S1000 RR. A state-of-the-art 999 cc inline 4 beats within. The engine produces a staggering 193 hp on its way to a stratospheric 14,200 rpm. 83 lb-ft of torque is produced at 9,750 rpm. The engine has a bore/stroke of 80/49.7, the largest bore of any production litre bike. All this in a highly compact engine that weighs only 59.8 Kg (131.8 lb).
Top Gear: V8 Ariel Atom against the fastest street bike in the world   BMW S1000RR

The result? Let’s have a look.

Read our BMW S1000 RR ride review.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000325894622 Hubert Jadczak

    Japan piece of crap :] I hate toyota!

    • tweer

      Yeah, toyota…?

  • Dave

    You havent got a clue, Japan produces some of the best cars in the world. I imagine you are into American (crap) cars. The old yank mobile is average in a straight line and useless in every other respect. When you get old enough to drive and your balls drop good luck in the car market.

  • http://www.mishimotoperformance.com/ Punishment

    That Toyota is a amazing car you should look up the engineering and performance sometime you would be amazed

  • wazon8

    This V8 Atom is simply amazing. It just has essential features for racing on track and nothing more.

    BTW, nice ride from S1000RR. Does anyone know its Nurburgring time?

  • fredy

    I still think the bike was faster, the Ariel can be thrown into corners much faster, bikes are prone to loose balance if not taken properly. anyway a great race from the fastest 4 and 2 wheels in the road!!!!!

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  • bod

    only an f1 car will comfortably beat a superbike but thats like comparing sharks with tadpoles

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