As a motorcycle racer, I always say that the car beats the rider, not the bike. Modern sportbikes are so much more capable than 85% of the people riding them it is no wonder so many lose to cars, and it gives bikes a bad name IMO.Too Funny! Just watched the video and it was shot just minutes from my shop (in Mexico of course)
I know that 720S well, and since the video was made, the 720S has been upgraded heavily and should easily beat the bike in the same race.
Thanks for posting the video! It was fun to watch... Just watching gets the adrenaline pumping
Bikes ALMOST have a power-to-weight advantage over cars.As a motorcycle racer, I always say that the car beats the rider, not the bike. Modern sportbikes are so much more capable than 85% of the people riding them it is no wonder so many lose to cars, and it gives bikes a bad name IMO.
When I still had my bikes, and an old friend of mine had his bikes, I was always willing to line up against any car, and I can honestly say I never lost to one.
Lol... Thanks?Bikes ALMOST have a power-to-weight advantage over cars.
They would if you could discount the weight of the gigantic balls one must have in getting the most performance out of them!
9.98 isn't too shabby on a Duc, nice work!What folks don't realize is that the rider has to contend with keeping the front end somewhat down and in control while attempting to apply as much throttle as possible. So from a dig a high HP car usually wins in the short run (1/4 mile)... A rolling start only helps so much unless the bike has wheelie control... My Duc S4RS was IMPOSSIBLE to keep down with any sort of serious throttle appliction. BST Carbon Wheels didn't help the issue! I was riding the rear brake all the time and that kills drive in a drag race.... Still for comparison, it was a 9.98sec/ 1/4mile animal!!
Oh, I'm sure it was!!! I took my road race bike to the drag strip a few times to work on getting a better start, and that was really tough since most road race bikes actually get raised in height, which is the opppsite of what you want for drag racing.And "work" it was to get those times....