BMW S1000RR Takes On McLaren 720S, Doesn’t Like What It Finds Out

BMW S1000RR vs McLaren 720S

It’s no secret that your average sport bike is a lot faster than 99 percent of cars out there. Plus, it’s a lot cheaper. The video below, though, is a case of what happens when a bike meets the other one percent.

DragTimes’ latest video sees a BMW S1000RR, which is one of the more capable bikes on the road in the hands of a good rider, take on a McLaren 720S, a supercar that can embarrass drag-oriented muscle cars.

The 720S isn’t the latest supercar from McLaren, but it could very well be one of their greatest. The car features a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that cranks out a mighty 710 HP and 558 lb-ft of torque. While that may not sound like anything extraordinary in an age where regular sedans boast more than 600 HP, it’s more than enough to propel the 3,128-pound machine down the road like a missile.

The S1000RR, on the other hand, is a nuclear weapon. The motorcycle features a 999 cc inline-four that makes 199 HP and 83 lb-ft of torque. Sure, those figures almost looks comical against the 720S’ numbers, but the bike only weighs 459 lbs. The S1000RR may not be as insane as the Kawasaki Ninja H2, but you really have to be deranged to try to find its limits on the road.

So, the S1000RR surely dusts the 720S, right? Well, not exactly…

DragTimes does six runs, including starting from a stand still and a few rolls. The S1000RR never blows by the 720S, as the McLaren manages to keep up and even show the superbike its taillights.

Clearly, if you have a 720S, you’ll be able to keep up with a fast superbiki. Everyone else, though, will better watch the other way when one stands next to them at a traffic light.

  • Belthronding

    this is just getting ridiculous,once my friend rode me with his 1000r and it was insane because i could not believe this $hit.ironically just few hours back i was thinking my v10 m5 is a monster (swh)
    after seeing bmw 1000rr on headline, i thought that mclaren this time you are done boy,it is over.
    But then..

    • Stigasawuswrecks

      Think that’s scary, my friend once had a turbocharged Hayabusa His wife threatened to leave him if he didn’t sell it. Imagine 400 hp with only 500+ pounds to move on two wheels?

      • Belthronding

        This machine may hit 200 km/h while i am trying to figure out how fast it could be.

        • Jan Mleziva

          My stock Ford S-MAX with wife and three kids on board does hit 200 km/h…

  • Sébastien

    Pointless video if the rider isn’t up to the task… Ask the yellow bmw rider instead

  • Bo Hanan

    The guy on the motorcycle is a girl.

  • toni796

    Would like to see the speed, it seems once you hit 200+kph car is gone, aero advantage I guess

  • Geoff Cone

    Sorry sir, but u must be retarded?

  • Geoff Cone

    Lovely car, but someone is just takin da piss here. The biker should learn what the right hand grip is for.
    The power to weight ratio is so far apart that it’s not even possible for the car to stay with the bike until probably 160 or better.
    That’s when the ultimate hp and aeros take over for the car.
    Some people just like to make shit up.
    Hell, even a decent 600 would spank that car

  • Mat

    You should change the name of the article: “Amateur in t-shirt and his big head sticking out over the motorcycle visor under acceleration wants to win the race with very…very… fast car”

  • Vassilis

    Makes you realize how insanely fast the BMW is.

  • Maricaibo

    This is wrong on so many levels.

    1. Looks like a public highway, not a closed track/circuit. Racing on public roads is dumb/illegal.
    2. Bike rider in jeans and sneakers. Future organ donor?

    Pointless video and you put lives at risk. Dumb.

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