- Credit: New Car - YouTube

Watch a 300+ horsepower Kawasaki Ninja H2R race a Bugatti Veyron

There's Clash of the Titans - and then there's this. Watch the video, right here...

1y ago

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My knowledge of motorbikes is about on par with my knowledge of Siberian Ballet. But what I do know is that if you have a bike with around 150 horsepower, you’re pretty much capable of defeating the majority of supercar exotica in a drag race. Imagine then what a bike could do with more than twice that amount of power.

Credit: Kawasaki

Credit: Kawasaki

The Kawasaki Ninja H2R is such a monster. While its 4 cylinder engine may only consist of 998cc, thanks to a 14,000rpm red line and a supercharger with RAM air capabilities, it produces a scarcely believable 322bhp. With a whippet of a 10 stone rider on board, it weighs in at just 615lbs (279kg) - which translates to a power-to-weight ratio of 1154bhp-per-tonne. And just like that, supercar owners everywhere suddenly feel just that little bit less well endowed.

In the video below, we see the H2R square up to a small selection of performance cars. The first contender is a McLaren 12C, which it pulls away from so quickly, it confuses your brain into thinking the McLaren is travelling backwards. But then, immediately after, it picks a fight with a Bugatti Veyron. And that’s where things get very interesting indeed.

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While it may be 13 years old now, the Veyron is still a car capable of crushing every ounce of air out of a person’s lungs with the force of its acceleration. It’s a destroyer of reputations that has stood the test of time with its legendary omnipotence. But little did the people at Bugatti realise that one day it would face-off against a £41,000 hyper-bike that would perform a vanishing act before the disbelieving eyes of the car’s inhabitants.

Credit: New Car - YouTube

Credit: New Car - YouTube

As you’ll have seen in the video, after the Veyron loses, a 1350bhp Nissan GTR is employed to uphold the car’s reputation. By a fairly slim margin, the GTR just about manages to pip the Ninja to the finishing line. I think I can say this on behalf of all my fellow car lovers: thank fuck for that!

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Comments (12)

  • Looks exciting, if slightly terrifying.

      1 year ago
  • Lol tbf bikes are not mainly for drag. Agility thru corner is what counts.

      1 year ago
  • Without watching it I'm going to predict that the bike will destroy them all. The power to weight on that thing is ridiculous, and the top speed is even higher than the Veyron's.

    I'd say only Rimac can rival this thing when it comes to acceleration

    Edit: (or a ridiculously tuned GTR) I'd say I was right 😎

      1 year ago
  • These bike/car races are never done properly. Put the fastest production bike against the fastest production car. Ninja vs agera r. Simple. Or fastest race bike vs fastest race car. Moto gp? Vs f1. The car always wins. Two tyres = more grip. End of test. Simples.

      1 year ago
  • Power to weight ratio is the thing that brought the cars down in these races

      1 year ago
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