Here you see Bike World’s Chris Northover on the shiny new BMW M 1000 RR versus Carwow’s Matt Watson on the absolutely crazy Ferrari SF90 Stradale.
The BMW M 1000 RR is powered by BMW’s most advanced, finely tuned 999cc inline four-cylinder engine, which produces a claimed 212 horsepower. Thanks to a lot of carbon fiber, mass centralization, and weight reduction, it weighs only 192 kilograms.
Meanwhile, the Ferrari SF90 Stradale has a four-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine with three separate electric motors. Overall, the claimed power here is a staggering 1,000 horsepower. Its curb weight is 1,570 kilograms.
The SF90 Stradale is the most powerful and fastest Ferrari produced from the factory. Although the M 1000 RR is certainly an impressive motorcycle, too.
As a first-class BMW sportbike, the M 1000 RR offers riders several auxiliary options. Launch control can be fully enabled and includes both traction and handlebar control settings.
Obviously, the results will depend on who is behind the wheel. However, in the case of former racer Chris Northover, it turned out that his instincts and actions with the controls resulted in much closer competition and a better start than the BMW launch control settings at any level. Left to himself, he managed to wrestle with the SF90 Stradale for a bit (although the SF90 still beat the M 1000 RR at the end of the lane).
The start was tenser, as is usually the case in car-bike matches, but the SF90 Stradale eventually prevailed.
“However, it’s probably worth noting the price difference, which is about 11:1.”