The last installment of Resident Evil (The Final Chapter) hit theaters last week and in it, zombie killer extraordinaire Alice (Milla Jovovich) finds her way aboard the latest in post-apocalyptic performance, a BMW S1000XR. Amazingly, this isn’t Alice’s first time aboard a motorcycle – specifically a BMW– as she is seen motoring across the desert on a BMW K1200R in the franchise’s third installment, Extinction. Apparently, BMW is the bike to have when the zombie apocalypse takes place. Today BMW reported a weekend sales spike among the undead, brain eater demographic.

Jovovich isn’t a skilled motorcyclist (her stunt double lost an arm filming a motorcycle scene in The Final Chapter), but for an unrelated movie, Survivor, Jovovich did attempt learning the basics of motorcycle operation. Had she true motorcycle skills she may have made our Top Ten Hottest Biker Movie Women.

From BMWAlice rides the adventurous sporty BMW S 1000 XR as she must return to where the nightmare began – The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse. Fortunately, the S 1000 XR is Alice’s perfect partner for the ride of her life. Even at high speeds, the bike’s agility and dynamics remain steadfast. It’s a motorcycle that offers the dynamic performance of a racer, the upright seat position of an adventure machine and the endurance of a tourer.

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    I agree with Alice’s choice.

  • Craig Hoffman

    In reality, the zombie apocalypse bike of choice would be a DR650 with a Safari gas tank on it. Zombie evaders need a bike that can be fixed with a crescent wrench, a flat blade screwdriver and a rock.

    • DickRuble
      • Craig Hoffman

        A fine, fuel efficient and easy to fix choice, but the well equipped zombie evader can always use the bigger bike’s torque for getting the front end aloft, while using zombies for traction. Braaap!!

      • Craig Hoffman

        KLR is water cooled, it’s radiators could be damaged by errant zombie limbs – haha…

      • Craig is correct. The DR has better reliability and even more importantly FIXability than the KLR. Both are awesome for the scenario, but the DR is the best.

    • Campisi

      Zero DS.

      What a lot of people don’t realise about the “end of the world” is that gas goes bad. One year after a global zombie apocalypse, there won’t be a usable drop of gasoline left on Earth, and no one’s making more. Anyone with the “foresight” (read: paranoia) to predict such an event and prepare a large body of stabilised fuel isn’t likely to share, and methods of producing usable biofuel outside of a functioning laboratory or industrial setting require large amounts of crops better spent as food for human beings.

      Electricity, on the other hand, is relatively easy to produce in useful quantities without massive infrastructure. Solar panels can be scavenged and wind/water turbines can be made relatively easily from scavenged automobile parts. Sure, you won’t have the purely-theoretical 650km range of a gasoline vehicle, but so what? The world ended. Not exactly commuting to work any more, are you?

      • Tinwoods

        Exactly! Every time I see someone driving anything petroleum-propelled in a post-apacolyptic world, I groan and it takes me right out of the movie. I sold motorcycles for years and quickly learned that a bike errantly pre-prepped with fuel just meant that there was a ticking clock at play as far as having to move that bike quickly before the gas went bad–and the gas always went bad long before a year was up. More like four months.

  • Old MOron

    Oh T-rod, have you forgotten your recent review of the KLR650?
    “Whether it be an earthquake, tornado, tsunami or zombie apocalypse the KLR650 remains the ultimate get-the-hell-outta-Dodge machine.”

    • Nah, I replied the same above to Craig.

      • Old MOron

        I was surprised to see your name on the by line. In the spirit of friendly teasing, I would expect one of the other MOrons to post something contradicting your own excellent take on the KLR, but I didn’t expect you to self-contradict.

        Oh well, having re-read the post, I think you’re sharing BMW’s perspective, not making a claim of your own. Okay, we forgive youuuu!

        • Yep, just trying make a boring press release about a BMW loaned out to a movie studio more entertaining.

  • Sayyed Bashir

    Unlike most of us, she doesn’t need to see where she is going. What happens when one runs out of gas in a zombie apocalypse? Does the S1000XR do well off road? I think a KTM 1190 Adventure R would have been more suitable: high speed both on and off road.

  • Tinwoods

    I know it’s just another bad movie, but after what the filmmakers did to that K1200R in Extinction, I’m surprised BMW still has anything to do with this awful franchise. I owned a K1200R when that movie came out, and was baffled when that mysterious force lifted the movie bike maybe ten feet from the desert floor, then released it, just to show it crumble apart when it hit– as though it were made of balsa wood and Elmer’s Glue.

  • methamphetasaur

    Woah, wait, slow down, rewind a bit… lost her arm? Do continue- I feel like that is probably a more interesting story than whatever bike is in the movie.

    • More sad than interesting. An automatic camera arm failed to move out of the way while filming a motorcycle chase scene. Not only did Olivia Jackson lose her arm, half her face was torn off because she wasn’t wearing a helmet. I guess being a professional stunt person is a dangerous occupation. Who da thunk it?

      • methamphetasaur

        Yeah I found an interview with her from Glamour magazine that said the artery in her neck was severed as well as the facial degloving [pleasant mental image?] and she nearly died. Apparently the arm was just paralyzed and then cut off later once she was healed.

        It’s crazy to think that since she expected the camera to move out of the way she would have made no attempt at all to avoid it and then crashed straight into it at full speed with no protective gear. Dangerous occupation indeed

  • Jon Jones

    Hollywood sucks. Enough of this crap.

    • Tinwoods

      Hollywood sucks? Then what would you watch if “Hollywood” went away? Perpetual versions of The Bachelor and The Housewives of (fill in the blank)? Well, you enjoy.

      • Jon Jones

        I’m very selective of what I watch.

        I don’t watch much.