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Thread: K1200S World Land Speed Record

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    K1200S World Land Speed Record

    11/08/2005

    Woodcliff Lake, NJ - November 8, 2005... A 2006 production model BMW K 1200 S has set a world land speed record in the 1000 - 1350 cc stock, partially streamlined, naturally aspirated motorcycle class at Utah's famed Bonneville Salt Flats. The motorcycle, piloted by 56-year-old Andy Sills, of San Francisco, CA, reached an average speed of 173.57 mph and top speed of 176.789 mph after two runs on the vast, white plains, where hundreds of land speed records have been set and broken since the early 1900s in a variety of automobile and motorcycle classes.

    "It was a rare opportunity for me and BMW," commented Sills, an avid BMW enthusiast, who, collectively, has amassed more than 300,000 miles on four BMW motorcycles within the last seven years. Sills went on to say, "The best part is that our record on the stock BMW K 1200 S matched to the mile, the historic last record run of 173.68 mph by Ernst Henne on a specially equipped streamlined BMW! He must have been watching over us."


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    That story looks familiar.

    K1200S Land Speed Record

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    "PowerKraut makes Sushi out of RiceBurner record..."

    Now why has noone thought of THAT headline yet? Even if it doesn't strictly apply

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    Quote Originally Posted by msalowit
    "PowerKraut makes Sushi out of RiceBurner record..."

    Now why has noone thought of THAT headline yet? Even if it doesn't strictly apply
    Some one may of but the readers ate it up.

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    a few more photos added.


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    Suuuuuure is pretty

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    Quote Originally Posted by knary
    That story looks familiar.
    Oh. But then again... nobody reads that page and everybody (on the forums) reads the forums.
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    Did it beat the 'busa and ZX-12 or did they never attempt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flash412
    Oh. But then again... nobody reads that page and everybody (on the forums) reads the forums.
    People are reading that page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knary
    People are reading that page.
    Got a hit counter?

    How many hits in a month on all the forums combined?

    How many hits in a month on the rest of bmwmoa.org combined, WITHOUT including the forums?
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    Quote Originally Posted by knary
    People are reading that page.
    not me ............. thanks for posting

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    Quote Originally Posted by flash412
    Got a hit counter?

    How many hits in a month on all the forums combined?

    How many hits in a month on the rest of bmwmoa.org combined, WITHOUT including the forums?
    Give him a bit. He's got some stats he can pull from the web tracking software we use.

    If you haven't been out there regularly, you might want to start visiting. We've got fresh bike news links posted daily and regular story rotation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flash412
    Got a hit counter?

    How many hits in a month on all the forums combined?

    How many hits in a month on the rest of bmwmoa.org combined, WITHOUT including the forums?
    Flash,
    I responded in humor and as a way to share a little bit more information.

    FWIW, The home page is by far the most common entry point to the site. We do basic tracking on the site and traffic, generally speaking, continues to increase. In October 2004, we served less than 24 gigs of materials. This October, we served just shy of 40 gigs of material. Obviously the bulk of this is from the forum, as will probably always be the case. This kind of traffic is still somewhat meager compared to some other riding dedicated sites, but its moving in the right direction. AND its moving before we've made any significant additions to the site outside of the forum. Pages like the press release for the R12GSA and the photo of the week are moving up quickly in the list of most served pages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CARVERBOATBOY
    not me ............. thanks for posting


    It's a good thing to announce things here on the forum.

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