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The BMW S 1000 RR is already a pretty potent member of the superbike ranks, but BMW is revealing a host of upgrades for this two-wheeled lightning bolt at the Intermot 2014 motorcycle show that should make it even faster.

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BMW has had a line of HP – for High Performance – motorcycles for seven years, but they have all used the company's signature boxer engine layout. The new HP4, on the other hand, is a 1000-cc class bike using an evolution of the four-cylinder engine from the BMW S 1000 RR sport bike.

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Car guys insist that their four-wheeled machines are as fun as any motorcycle. The two-wheeled, leather-clad bike folks laugh at this notion, then scream off into the twisties at 9,000 rpm. The discussion can go back and forth until both parties are blue in the face. Inside Line decided it would be fun to put two powerful examples, one car and one motorcycle, to the test. These aren't just run-of-the-mill vehicles, either: In one corner is a 2010 Bugatti Veyron while in the other sits a 2010 BMW

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The canvas and the Aprilia RSV4 – Click above to watch video after the jump

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Aprilia takes on the tablecloth trick – Click above to watch the video after the break

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BMW S 1000 RR pulls off the old tablecloth trick – Click above to watch the video after the break

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BMW S 1000 RR with studs – Click above to watch the video after the break

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BMW S 1000 RR valvetrain – Click above to watch the video after the break

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BMW S 1000 RR - Click above for high-res image gallery

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BMW S 1000 RR - Click above for a high-res image gallery

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Click above for more shots of the BMW S 1000 RR in its race colors

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Click above for high-res gallery of the BMW S 1000 RR

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