Dodge Demon squares up to Suzuki Hayabusa on the drag strip
You've got to see what happens when one of the world's fastest accelerating cars races a Suzuki Hayabusa.
In the world of motorcycles, the word “Hayabusa” roughly translates into “god-killer”. It is a legendary machine capable of speed that’s resulted in many supercars walking away battered and bruised. For the purposes of this video however, I feel the meaning of its name ought to be changed to something more...demonic!
After racing a Dodge Demon on an 1/8 mile course, the Hayabusa lost out thanks to how it couldn’t quite unleash its full power within the short distance. Given a longer race - like the drag-strip preferred 1/4 mile - there’s a chance that the Hayabusa, even in its stock form, could reel the in the Demon dominator.
Fast-forward to 5 minutes 15 in the below video to catch the start of the race. With the Demon using its 840bhp to disintegrate its rear tyres, it didn’t manage to launch with anywhere near the ferocity we know it can. Due to this, it really was something of an open goal for the bike.
With the Demon completing the 1/4 mile in 10.88 seconds, and the bike crossing the line in 10.79, it was very close. Neither car nor bike achieved the sort of statistics their manufacturers claim they’re capable of. According to Dodge, it’s possible to get a Demon down the 1/4 mile in 9.65 seconds - despite independent tests managing to achieve “only” 9.88. The Hayabusa on the other hand is said to be capable of a 9.70 second 1/4 mile. In other words, these two are pretty much at each other’s throats on the drag strip.
Given the correct conditions and professional drivers, which do you think would win in a 1/4 mile drag race between a stock Demon and stock Hayabusa? Let me know in the comments.
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