Indian roads are one of the most dangerous roads in the world. Every day, hundreds of accidents occur on the public roads and many of them become fatal too. Speeding on the Indian roads, especially on powerful machines likes superbikes or supercars is absolutely dangerous and requires a high level of skill. Here is a video of a rider on a BMW S1000RR zipping through the public roads at insane speeds.
The video uploaded on the Youtube channel of DV shows a sparsely crowded city road. The BMW S1000RR can be seen taking a turn at high speed and accelerating further on the road. The video shows the bike entering the frame and zooming past it. The person recording the video could not even turn to keep the bike in the frame.
The latter part of the video shows the speedometer of the BMW S1000RR from the helmet-mounted camera of the rider. Because of the tinted visor, the road ahead is not visible clearly in the video but the speedometer shows the quick acceleration of the bike.
The footage from the helmet-mounted camera shows the bike speed at 143 km/h when he starts to accelerate in second gear. When the red lining indicator flashes on the speedometer console, the speedometer console indicates around 195 km/h and the rider changes to the third gear. At around 236 km/h, the red lining indicator flashes again when the rider upshifts to the fourth gear. In the fourth gear itself, the bike reaches a high speed of 271 km/h. Remember that the BMW S1000RR gets a 6-speed transmission. However, all the sports bikes and superbikes are restricted at 299 km/h for safety reasons. All these bikes have a high potential of reaching a much higher speed but only if they are unrestricted.
The BMW S1000RR is priced at around Rs 18 lakhs, ex-showroom, Delhi. It is powered by a 999cc, inline four-cylinder engine that generates a maximum power of 199 Bhp and peak torque of 113 Nm. It weighs 208 kg with all the fluids in place and is one of the most sought-after track bikes in the world.
Speeding on the Indian roads
Speeding on the Indian roads is extremely dangerous because of the unpredictable conditions. There are many motorists who can just change lanes without giving any warning or checking the traffic in the rear. Also, there is always a threat from the stray animals on the roads who can just jump in. There have been many cases in the past when the pedestrians have also just jumped in front of the vehicles in an attempt to cross the roads. Driving or riding fast in such situations can be very dangerous and should be avoided at all costs. The best place to test the mettle of your performance vehicle is the track or at closed and controlled areas where the situation remains predictable all the time.