One of the most popular televisions shows not just in its home of the UK but in the world, Top Gear, recently put the BMW S1000RR on their track. The segment wasn’t about the BMW but a review of the new Ariel Atom V8. A 1,200 lb. featherweight of an automobile packing 500 hp from a supercharged 3.0 liter V8. When the Ariel crushed established supercars, the Lexus LFA and Lamborghini Gallardo, in a 0 to 100 to 0 mph test, the producers decided to put it up against the world’s “most powerful road bike.” With roughly equal power to weight ratios it was an interesting race on their track. How did the BMW do? The S1000RR lead through most of the race but couldn’t hold off the Ariel in the final tight turns.