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.