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Thanks go out to the lovely peeps at Bahnstormer (Alton) for letting me test ride their new BMW S1000RR demonstrator bike.

I was hoping for great things, but I was left feeling ….. a bit underwhelmed :/
To sum it up ….. its seriously fast …. but bland.

On a plus note though, one of the best things that came from my test ride was a greater appreciation of just how good, well rounded and easy the FireWeem is to ride.
And it sounds and looks better too (imho)

The BMW is, however, an amazing combination of engineering and technology combined and the performance is nothing short of phenomenal. In fact, it’s probably the fastest dealer bike you can get for the road or track at the moment, but all the electrics that is has added to keep you safe disconnects you from it and removes a lot of rider involvement – and so it’s just … not … fun.

I felt like I could jump off half way through and it would carry on the test ride without me
(probably do a better job too 😀 )

Sure you can switch off a lot of the trick electronics to make it more fun, but in doing so you’re matching the abilities of bikes that are £3000 cheaper.
It kinda defeats the point of the bike. It’s what makes it so capable and unique in the market.

But the quickshifter …. oh-my-god the quickshitter.
As far as I know, it’s the only factory bike at the moment that has a down blipper, and it works pretty well, but the upshift….. shoot me know.

It starts to works properly once you are up in the revs, but after 1st gear you’re in speeding ticket territory.
It makes sense on the track, but it’s too inconsistent to be user friendly on a daily commute or weekend riding about town or on slower country lanes.

If I was to buy one, the first thing I’d do is get rid of the quickshifter.
He seemed bemused  😀

 

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75 Comments

  • Mr VanVan 13 2 years ago

    That was genius pal, all reviews should be like that, you raise the bar!!

  • Ready, set, GO! 2 years ago

    Really beautiful!!!

  • TheCrazymook 2 years ago

    Haha sounds like Mr. Bean got himself a bike license ;)Wicked vid Weem =D

  • InsideOver 2 years ago

    Only you could make a review without barely saying a word +WeeemRCB xD

  • The Naked Biker 2 years ago

    So basically the same as the previous model then.

  • Neil Cole 2 years ago

    Surprised you didn,t take it to the woods and shag it!

  • Matty34 2 years ago

    Best review I think I’ve ever seen in my life.

  • bikerbabe1610 2 years ago

    Excellent review, initial thought….that exhaust is horrendous!

  • Skeggy Cruiser 2 years ago

    Best review ever weeem! and it turns out you were right, it is all i need to know about the BMW S1000RR, lol, RSM8.

  • KaySee Moto 2 years ago

    This is hands down the best bike review I have ever seen in my life… Please Test Ride Everything.

  • DirtRider500R 2 years ago

    That was absolutely PERFECT

  • MultiLAAAN 2 years ago

    buup 😀

  • semaj eeb 2 years ago

    This is why no one buys demo bikes. Because that is how to use one properly.

  • winona riders 2 years ago

    haha nice one!

  • Kitform 2 years ago

    Very informative. 🙂

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  • TheSpikeyBiker 2 years ago

    Haha “ooh, meh” I think having that bike I would just worry about it going missing all the time :/.

  • Samcro10 2 years ago

    Brilliant review, and mercifully short i hate long ramblings 🙂

  • drienkm 2 years ago

    Gosh… I feel so well informed. You left no stone unturned. Excellent review sir!

  • Gazzatron 2 years ago

    By far the best review I’ve ever seen, gen up!

  • sgtmarkins 2 years ago

    LOL… Glove and Boots…. Mehh Muh Muh… I understood everything you said.

  • Deck Luck 2 years ago

    Thank Mr.Bean for the walk around. lol 🙂

  • OfficialSmo 2 years ago

    You weren’t kidding!Loved it dude 😉

  • spirda7 2 years ago

    Good vid brother ill be posting my new bike vlogs shortly.

  • triplecheeseburger 2 years ago

    I was sold at the tyre kick!

  • Red Shoes Moment 2 years ago

    Eloquently descriptive as always. Managed to get in a bicycle bum slap, as well. Great job…

  • MotoTwitch 2 years ago

    Best review I’ve seen XD

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    • hahahaha, j’ai bien ri pendant 2 longues minutes! ahahaha@josan: après s’être fait owned comme ça, vous n’avez pas trop mal aux fesses j’espère!

  • Diefullah 2 years ago

    haha nice

  • Al McLuckie 2 years ago

    If only all bike reviews were as informative and detailed as that! Hmmm, Meh, Squeeee. 🙂

  • Dgonisp 2 years ago

    Ha-ha ! I didn’t see such review of the motorcycle! One of the most original! =)

  • Lamb Chop Rides 2 years ago

    Very entertaining love it 🙂 bit shorter than mine lol

  • handy mcknight 2 years ago

    ?

  • Tank Spooners 2 years ago

    One of the most comprehensive reviews of this bike I’ve seen so far. Good job Weeem! :)-Tom

  • GaryAuthor 2 years ago

    I lost it at “boop” xD Great video!

  • mattkenny666123 2 years ago

    haha that’s great

  • BKarol 2 years ago

    haha this is great! Could this bike replace your blade?

    • hosforwordt, this week/month is for new channels. It's really the only way you can find brand new channels that are pretty good. If you are on the all time list everybody knows about you anyway. Funny how quickly people forget what it's like to be just starting out. I guess money changes everything.

  • TubeCock 2 years ago

    You’ve sold it to me!

  • MarshDonky 2 years ago

    My thoughts are the BMW is an amazing combination of engineering and technology combined, the performance is nothing short of phenomenal. In fact, it’s probably the fastest dealer bike you can get for the road or track at the moment, but all the electrics that iT has to keep you safe disconnects you from it and removes a lot of rider involvement – and so it’s just … great … fun. COPYRIGHT INFRIGMENT INTENDED! 🙂

  • Moto Freak 2 years ago

    So… it’s a overall meh? ahah

  • sjbali 2 years ago

    i totally would by one just because of the ‘other buttons’ =)

  • One of the best in depth review’s 10/10

  • JakeThePeg83 2 years ago

    If Mr Bean did reviews…

  • TheAuzzieSniper 2 years ago

    i thought this was going to be a serious video not how to basic stupid

  • TurkishRider 2 years ago

    -So would you recommend this bike ?+erm,meh…

  • Patrick Chapman 2 years ago

    More of these! Fantastic.

  • baclash 2 years ago

    Gr8 m8, would u r8 8/8?

  • clanmac66 2 years ago

    Best review I’ve ever seen! Well done Sir! Can’t wait for the next one. RSM8

  • justpresstwoforawhil 2 years ago

    I learned a lot. thanks buddy! the commentary was uncanny

  • MyRandomLife247 2 years ago

    Best review of this bike so far.

  • dazzie jackson 2 years ago

    Haha best review yet :0)

  • crotchrocket 2 years ago

    A thoroughly detailed and eloquent review of the s1000rr mr weeem!!

  • MazGeordieVlogger 2 years ago

    Hmmmm meh, meh review ohhhhh meh. X

  • Samurai H 2 years ago

    There we goA proper Review :)Great videoThumbs up

  • Zim Killgore 2 years ago

    haha perfect

  • ivanandhismightysteed 2 years ago

    I’m glad u put ur finger in the sucky thing and nothing else! This vid is hilarious!

  • Numaan Afzal 2 years ago

    Too long; didn’t watch. Ha!!!

  • ninjanelly350 2 years ago

    ……..I think you covered most points there mate!

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  • metalhead18241 2 years ago

    So to sum this detailed review up, it’s a bit of nice, fucking hell, ooh and meh. I think based on that I’ll get one in a few years time 🙂

  • fisher boy 2 years ago

    That is a new take on it I like that

  • Dracati Ducati 2 years ago

    So on a Scale from Hmmmto Mmmm…where would u rank it ???lol

  • J3TPILOT1991 2 years ago

    Haha, great review. About the same as every other bike I look at, poke at it and jsut mess with shit and go yeahhh or naaa or hmm, then my mind is made up. Not very scientific but the perfect way to choose a bike haha.

  • jarrod simister 2 years ago

    Best review ever 🙂 – goes like f**k, the end.

  • Captain Rambunctious 2 years ago

    Brilliant Weem! Thanks for that! 🙂

  • TheCcponyboy 2 years ago

    Quickshifter! Why on a road bike. My new R1200R Exclusive could have had one. Pointless. Trying the R1200RS next?

  • Red Renna 2 years ago

    Oh my god that was amazing! Haha loved it