Leslie Porterfield Gets Haute for the BMW S1000RR

04/12/2010 @ 7:00 pm, by Jensen Beeler7 COMMENTS

We here at Asphalt & Rubber love Leslie Porterfield. She’s the Queen of Speed, Maven of Two Wheels, and Temptress of the Salts. OK, ok, she’s also blonde and leggy, and while the prior titles are important it’s this latter quality that photographer Markus Hofmann was after when he took Porterfield to BMW’s wind testing facility outside of Munich, Germany. You may remember Hofmann from such other confusing couture meets motorcycle Bavarian ad campaigns as cheetahs with models, helicopters with…well…more models that feature the 2010 BMW S1000RR.

We have to say we’re a bit miffed to see Hoffman take his lens and point it in the general direction of our lovely Ms. Porterfield. Then again we didn’t really “get” his previous work either. Also, we don’t really understand how you can take two things that are gorgeous in their own right, bring them together, and then find a deleterious effect with their combined beauty. Maybe we’re just Nikon people in a Canon world, but hopefully someone with more understanding for aesthetics and fashion can enlighten us in the comments section.

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  • monkeyfumi

    I understand aesthetics, and in no way can the S1000RR be called gorgeous

  • Maybe not pleasing to the eye type of gorgeous, but in the no non-sense superbike sense of the word I think it achieves that level of aesthetic.

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  • giova

    Doesn’t matter how pretty of a model you can take pic with. THAT BIKE IS UGLY!!

  • Will

    the phrase “cant polish a turd” comes to mind….even with a blonde

  • Marshall

    I think the S1000 is a fantastic looking bike. The looks were clearly designed around showing off the high-tech and composite nature of the bike, so naturally it’s not going to be as sleek as an F4 or something. It looks like a robot, and that’s what it is.

    That said, I agree that the appeal of the results of this photo shoot are less than the sum of the 3 parts (bike, lady, wind tunnel). I think the fact that the bike is pointed SIDEWAYS in a completely streamlined wind tunnel enclosure is very annoying, in kind of a subconscious way.

    But I’m a mechanical engineering student, so what do I know about aesthetics…

  • Eli Whitney

    You folks over analyze things.
    It’s a great bike and a great looking woman, that’s all there is to it.
    Not to mention a really big windmill.