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#31 Pupik

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 19:56

The fastest BMW is the BMW HP2 Sport, which has a top speed of 125mph or 201km/h

What about the BMW K1200S that can hit 280kmh?


#32 ZakO

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 20:00

This is a low-end MacBook Pro, which at one point was a MacBook.

Either way, I can tell you a Latitude would not come out in one piece like this thing did...not even a Lenovo ThinkPad.

Apple's Unibody design helped a lot in this situation.

How can you tell us that? I assume you've dropped a ThinkPad from a bike going at 315km/h? No? Oh.

I'd love to see other laptops dropped onto grass (like this was) at that speed, I doubt other well-built laptops would come off any worse off. When I dropped my work MacBook Pro the screen broke and it had a massive dent, when I dropped my ThinkPad no dents, no cracks, no damage to screen.

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 20:01

Sargento López from Buenos Aires Police Department here. Señor Julián... we need to have a speedy talk.

#34 MR_Candyman

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 20:05

What about the BMW K1200S that can hit 280kmh?

oh, forgot about that one, thanks! Still, 35km/r short of the target mark

#35 e-berlin.org

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 20:10

oh, forgot about that one, thanks! Still, 35km/r short of the target mark


http://www.bmwsuperb..._K13SvsBusa.pdf

#36 MR_Candyman

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 20:15

http://www.bmwsuperbikes.com/BMSB_SR_K13SvsBusa.pdf

ok...not seeing why you posted this aside from just the joy of reading it. It still says "And if you're wondering why no attention was paid to the top speed numbers the reason is simple: both bikes are limited to 186mph anyway.

#37 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 20:19

at least it still runs.

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 20:20

It sucks that it still works :p

(I'm kidding of course)



#39 Klownicle

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 21:29

Preety cool that it still booted, thoe...

A few licks of spit and a new keyboard you should be good to go. Heh :rolleyes:

#40 Hot

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 21:31

and all of the sudden, the macbook flew trough the air...
The MacBook just wanted to be a MacBook Air.

#41 RedRep

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 23:33

The fastest BMW is the BMW HP2 Sport, which has a top speed of 125mph or 201km/h

You forgot the nearly 200hp S1000RR.
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I think it tops out in the low 190's on a GPS stock though - that is actual but I'm sure indicated will read a little higher (ie. Might see 200mph on the speedo, assuming it reads that high and won't ---mph you like some others.)

ok...not seeing why you posted this aside from just the joy of reading it. It still says "And if you're wondering why no attention was paid to the top speed numbers the reason is simple: both bikes are limited to 186mph anyway.

That is defeatable by buying a $120 speedohealer or one of the speed cut defense boxes.

#42 Vice

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 23:37

And people talk about the IBM Thinkpads being more resilient than a MacBook Pro :whistle:

I can't believe it still booted!

#43 Pupik

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 00:17

And people talk about the IBM Thinkpads being more resilient than a MacBook Pro :whistle:

I can't believe it still booted!

I can, if the laptop just fell and rolled from a few stairs on some small stairway. There's just no way this damage was done after being dropped from something moving in 315kmph.
And it's also way too ****ing clean, after being rolled 150 meters "on the side of the rode" (which I'm guessing "rode" = road).

#44 eilegz

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 00:29

a thinkpad would survive easily this... but well old IBM ones no idea of the lenovo ones.

#45 TokyoKiller

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 00:37

IBM ThinkPad's YES.

None of the Lenovo ThinkPad's I've come across are as strongly built as the MacBook Pro's.

The reason I say this is, the majority of notebooks including ThinkPad's are made with some sort of plastic material on the exterior, and it definitely wouldn't hold up in a fall like this one.