I know for a fact that a well driven M3 is nothing to be trifled with. John Hopkins had his way with me in one on Highland Valley Rd. while I was trying to dog him hard on my 2007 RT. I was flat outgunned that day.
I didn't know it was Hopper until our local riding club had him as a guest speaker. That was good fun, but I don't take encounters with car drivers lightly despite that most aren't skilled racers.
BTW, wasn't the bike an FJR?
-Sticks and stones, love.
-Insurmountable problems exist in the imaginations of the less traveled.
2011 BMW R1200GS, 2004 KTM 950, 1996 ATK 605 ESDS