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Old 04-07-2013, 11:47 AM   #1
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Default Another enjoyable drag race.

Two vehicles that have earned my admiration. The Diavel and the R8.

Audi R8 V10 Plus takes on Ducati Diavel in straight line
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:16 PM   #2
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As usual to get a car that approximates the performance of a $15K bike you have to spend about $150K.

Car and Driver did a several point comparo between a YZ1000 and a Viper back in the 90s. The Viper got the edge on a mountain road and slightly edged the YZ at Riverside raceway. The Yammer naturally humiliated the Viper at the drag strip. Unfortunately they weren't able to finish the comparo because the Viper blew a head gasket after 3 laps at Riverside and its brakes were nearly toast. Naturally C&D named the Viper the winner. Heh heh.

I wonder how well the Audi's brakes would hold up to continuous punishment. Probably pretty well with the $150K price tag. That's one area that bike have over most sedans. The brakes will take a licking and keep on ticking while the $30-40K sedans' brakes fry.
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Old 04-08-2013, 06:00 AM   #3
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The bike has better power to weight ratio and the car has much better aerodynamics.

You can see the bike was quicker off the line but the Audi passed it before 150 mph.
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Old 04-08-2013, 06:41 AM   #4
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Top Gear (BBC America) has done a few car vs. bike episodes. The best was a Vincent Black Shadow vs. a Jaguar XK, but they also put an R1 against a 911 at Thruxton: Car vs. Motorcycle - Porsche 911 vs. Yamaha R1.
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