RE: BMW S 1000 R and M3 | Pic of the Week

RE: BMW S 1000 R and M3 | Pic of the Week

Sunday 3rd November

BMW S 1000 R and M3 | Pic of the Week

When two and four wheels join forces...



The only thing potentially cooler than a drifting car is a drifting motorbike - ergo, both things together are the coolest thing ever. Fact. Which makes our latest Pic of the Week - featuring a BMW S 1000 R and M3 in smoky tandem - a serious contender for the best-of-2019 shortlist.Β 

The 165hp (at 11,000rpm!) two- and 431hp four-wheeled Beemers are apparently part of the brand’s Australian (of course it’s Australian) driving experience fleet, which customers can pay to sample on track for $1,395 per day. Included in that is tuition and demonstrations from factory drivers/riders, so you’re likely to come away with greater awareness of the product’s potential - and with a ruddy big grin on your face, too.Β 

Obviously most of us are on the wrong side of the planet to take part in all this sampling and experiencing (although if any of our Australian readers have done so, we’d love to hear about it) but we can at least enjoy it at a distance. Of around two feet from our desktops…

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Arsecati

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366 posts

64 months

Sunday 3rd November
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Been there, done that, filmed that! That's me filming a BMW promo at our local racetrack here in Ireland back in June 2016! wink

MDMA .

5,187 posts

48 months

Sunday 3rd November
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Arsecati said:



Been there, done that, filmed that! That's me filming a BMW promo at our local racetrack here in Ireland back in June 2016! wink
Is that not an M4? And a S1000RR too?

Arsecati

Original Poster:

366 posts

64 months

Sunday 3rd November
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MDMA . said:
Is that not an M4? And a S1000RR too?
Yes. Why, do I have to go back and do it again then, as they don't match the exact same models in the article? :/

MDMA .

5,187 posts

48 months

Sunday 3rd November
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Arsecati said:
MDMA . said:
Is that not an M4? And a S1000RR too?
Yes. Why, do I have to go back and do it again then, as they don't match the exact same models in the article? :/
Well you said been there and done it. Taken a picture of a bike and a car?

Gandahar

7,563 posts

75 months

Sunday 3rd November
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MDMA . said:
Arsecati said:
MDMA . said:
Is that not an M4? And a S1000RR too?
Yes. Why, do I have to go back and do it again then, as they don't match the exact same models in the article? :/
Well you said been there and done it. Taken a picture of a bike and a car?
Oh forget all that, what you want for Christmas is a pillion ride with Troy Corser.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QGdbmW31ys



Get your orders in early ! Was that the best pillion lap ever ?



Osinjak

2,399 posts

68 months

Sunday 3rd November
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Arsecati said:



Been there, done that, filmed that! That's me filming a BMW promo at our local racetrack here in Ireland back in June 2016! wink
rolleyes

Ares

8,875 posts

67 months

Sunday 3rd November
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MDMA . said:
Arsecati said:
MDMA . said:
Is that not an M4? And a S1000RR too?
Yes. Why, do I have to go back and do it again then, as they don't match the exact same models in the article? :/
Well you said been there and done it. Taken a picture of a bike and a car?
PH pedantry reaches a new level.....

Gandahar

7,563 posts

75 months

Sunday 3rd November
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Ares said:
MDMA . said:
Arsecati said:
MDMA . said:
Is that not an M4? And a S1000RR too?
Yes. Why, do I have to go back and do it again then, as they don't match the exact same models in the article? :/
Well you said been there and done it. Taken a picture of a bike and a car?
PH pedantry reaches a new level.....
I post a great vid up and you two are still flinging chimpanzee st at each other ... go figure ...

scratchchin


PH folk ....


Arsecati

Original Poster:

366 posts

64 months

Sunday 3rd November
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Gandahar said:
I post a great vid up and you two are still flinging chimpanzee st at each other ... go figure ...

scratchchin


PH folk ....
What two are you referring to? Check the names please - I haven't posted in hours.

Though I will definitely be thanking Ares for his post - because having read the other guys response....... I'm pretty much stunned at the level of pedantry he has sunk to with it. I guess he must be feet away from BMW M3/M4's and S1000R/RR's on a daily basis!

As for your video mate, I'm sure it is great (and I'm not being an arse about that - I'm being serious!), but I'm actually a race bike instructor at that very track I'm standing at, having only stopped racing myself 3 years ago (though I still have 2 race bikes that I use for training/fun - Suzuki GSXR1000 and Triumph 675), and so I just really couldn't be arsed even watching a video of myself racing, never mind watching someone else (and again, I mean that with the greatest of respect - I've no doubt that it is a good one!). Funny enough, I'm also a Ducati man and once had a TC rep 996 years ago - top lad (met him in Philip Island around the same time). biggrin

Arsecati

Original Poster:

366 posts

64 months

Sunday 3rd November
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Ares said:
PH pedantry reaches a new level.....
Cheers for that - I was honestly struggling as to how to respond to him. I thought he must have been seriously just taking the p1ss, you know - standing feet away from drifting M3/M4's and BMW S1000R/RR's being a daily occurence!! wink

dc2rr07

1,238 posts

178 months

Sunday 3rd November
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Arsecati said:
Ares said:
PH pedantry reaches a new level.....
Cheers for that - I was honestly struggling as to how to respond to him. I thought he must have been seriously just taking the p1ss, you know - standing feet away from drifting M3/M4's and BMW S1000R/RR's being a daily occurence!! wink
That’s what pisses me of PH sometimes, I was actually thinking it should have been an RR & M4 biglaugh

BlackPrince

1,208 posts

116 months

Sunday 3rd November
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Arsecati said:
Cheers for that - I was honestly struggling as to how to respond to him. I thought he must have been seriously just taking the p1ss, you know - standing feet away from drifting M3/M4's and BMW S1000R/RR's being a daily occurence!! wink
Awesome pic mate. How about some free track lessons for my compliment next time I'm at Mondello

Arsecati

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366 posts

64 months

Monday 4th November
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dc2rr07 said:
That’s what pisses me of PH sometimes, I was actually thinking it should have been an RR & M4 biglaugh
We were actually doing a track comparison between the RR and the XR that day - the premise being, 'Is the XR the ultimate all-rounder: commute on Monday, track day Saturday, etc.' Our test rider (ex-BSB Superstock and IOM racer) consistently got the XR within a second of the RR during the timed sessions: we were ALL shocked! But as BMW are corporate sponsors of Mondello, there's an M4 (and M2 Comp) always sat in the paddock, so we took it out for a laugh to get a few slo-mo shots - so bloody refreshing not to have to worry about any 'health and safety' rubbish.... just stand by the edge of the track and keep filming as they kept coming around! Haha! We could never actually use that footage for anything else - but it looked great at the time! wink

Arsecati

Original Poster:

366 posts

64 months

Monday 4th November
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BlackPrince said:
Awesome pic mate. How about some free track lessons for my compliment next time I'm at Mondello
Any time! Though if you book a track day at Mondello anyway - instruction (should you want/need it!) is already included! If you look on the Mondello Motorcycle Track Days page on FB, all the dates for 2020 are there: oh, and in the group photo at the top - I'm the one 5th from left with the sunglasses on!!! laughlaughlaughlaugh

Leins

6,889 posts

95 months

Monday 4th November
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Nice pics Arsecati, thanks for sharing

Did you get a chance to take the M4 around Mondello yourself? Say it might be a bit of a handful there

tektas

266 posts

46 months

Monday 4th November
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Link for 16:10 picture shows a Megane.

Arsecati

Original Poster:

366 posts

64 months

Monday 4th November
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Leins said:
Nice pics Arsecati, thanks for sharing

Did you get a chance to take the M4 around Mondello yourself? Say it might be a bit of a handful there
Cheers Leins. Not that day, but I did another, and you're right - Mondello is a very tight and technical track, so you are working for it. We have an M2 Comp there too, and that was a HELL of a lot more fun, really enjoyed that (and I thought it sounded far better too - not that I would ever really have noticed, but I thought the M4 had a very unpleasant 'raspy' sound compared to it). Thing is, we have to sign release paperwork up the Jupiter to drive them (as we're not clients), and that is the same for the S1000RR, so to be honest - it's usually a case of only a few mad laps, then get scared to drive them any more as we're 100% liable for repairs should anything happen!! laughlaugh

airsafari87

391 posts

129 months

Monday 4th November
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Gandahar said:
Oh forget all that, what you want for Christmas is a pillion ride with Troy Corser.
Been there. Done that.

Pillion lap with Darren Fry around Knockhill 2018.

BlackPrince

1,208 posts

116 months

Monday 4th November
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BlackPrince said:
Awesome pic mate. How about some free track lessons for my compliment next time I'm at Mondello
I lived in Ireland for years (Limerick, yes I know) and I never got out to Mondello so I've no idea what its like. Is it worth the trip over from the UK?

Arsecati

Original Poster:

366 posts

64 months

Monday 4th November
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BlackPrince said:
I lived in Ireland for years (Limerick, yes I know) and I never got out to Mondello so I've no idea what its like. Is it worth the trip over from the UK?
Haha! Well I'm originally a Londoner, so I'm in no position to make a comment on Limerick! Haha!

If you're going to make it a mini-break for a few days, then it's absolutely worth the trip, as you can take in some of the roads then also on the other days (if coming over on road bikes). There are some bloody cracking roads over here - would be more than happy to have lads (and ladies!) join us for our 'religious' Sunday Spin up The Wicklow Mountains. (*Disclaimer* Has absolutely nothing to do with religion - only bikes, great roads and a cracking breakfast half-way up! Haha!). I love the track because it is such a technical one - a lot of corners with some off-cambers thrown in: each corner can have a couple of different lines to take, so even though it's great training for newbies - it'll test more experienced riders too. wink