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Like the Du­cati the BMW’S gear­ing is suited to Al­car­ras and it has a use­ful 196bhp to play with, too, which gives it the se­cond-fastest speed along the straights, but it lacks a lit­tle bot­tom-end power. It’s ag­gres­sive and makes you work for your lap time, but it's loads of fun, too.

It’s not as quick-steer­ing as the Du­cati or as sta­ble turn­ing in. The ex­cel­lent elec­tron­ics keep ev­ery­thing from get­ting out of shape, but they’re not as re­fined, es­pe­cially the wheelie con­trol, as the other three bikes here. If you never knew your lap times you’d swear the al­lac­tion Beemer was the fastest here.

Lap time 1:43.13

Fast and fun, the BMW

makes you feel like a lap record breaker, even when you're not

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