Turning the BMW S1000RR into an 8.49-second, 158.46mph quarter mile drag bike can sound like an immense task at first, but considering the German superbike’s incredible tuning potential and the ambition of Brock’s Performance, we are actually talking facts here.
This Beemer sends 203hp and 80lb/ft of torque to the rear wheel – a new stock bikes record – and we’re not forgetting anything when saying that the only changes made to this incredibly fast drag bike consist in external bolt-ons in the form of a full exhaust system and Dynojet ECU, BST carbon wheels, MacIntosh extended swingarm and lowered suspension.
The bike will compete in the AMA Dragbike Supersport class, but only after receiving nitrous injection. Hit the jump to see it in action.
There is nothing like the nitro sucking, make your ears bleed sound of two Harley-Davidsons leaving the line to get your adrenaline pumping. In "Harley-Davidson Drag Racing" Scooter Grubb – who has been shooting the AHDRA for about 10 years – uses over 300 color photos and 144 pages to capture that same raw energy of unleashed V-twin power. From your neighbor’s Sportster to the Top Fuel machines, the bikes are all here.
Each chapter describes one of sixteen classes, with pictures of the bikes and an explanation of the rules that make that class unique. Sidebars scattered throughout the book take the action inside the pits. Meet the riders capable of turning a 6 second quarter mile, the mechanics that keep it all running at 200 miles per hour, and the track officials who make each event possible.
With an abundance of color photos, Harley-Davidson Drag Racing is a visual feast. Whether you just want to drink in the action or learn more about the bikes and the classes, this book is sure to satisfy that need for speed.
More information on Amazon.
Thanks for the tip Scooter!
Almost every bike vs car track race ends with the bike coming in milliseconds behind the car simply because this last has better grip and can negotiate curves with much more speed, while the bike accelerates faster on the straights. That’s a fact. But what happens when BMW’s 190bhp superbike, the S1000RR challenges a 700bhp Chevrolet Corvette on an abandoned airfield in Germany? In this case, it is all about acceleration, so you can trust us that the bike adjudicates the win.
If you, like us, can’t understand a word of what those guys are saying and can’t wait for the actual drag race, simply move to minute 3:50, lay back and enjoy.
Losing control of his drag bike and heading towards the opponent is the last thing that a drag race rider wants, but actually running over the guy he’s competing against is so rare that people don’t even take this possibility in consideration. But it happens and we came across a shocking video that shows just that.
French scooter tuning house MXS Custom has created this incredibly fast 172cc, two-stroke scooter called the 2Evil dragster. Obviously, the thing is built for drag racing and it is quite good at what it is meant to do. For instance, it covers 150m of scooter drag strip in less than six seconds. Hit the jump to see the 2Evil dragster humiliating the competition.
This video is apparently one that shows nothing new in matter of crashes while drag racing. The rider of one bike released the clutch too fast, gave the bike too much gas, the front end lifted from the ground and he totally lost control. We can understand that. What we can’t understand is where that photographer was running to so fast that he couldn’t even managed to stay on his feet.
So know you know why people argue that much about author rights.
Ever wondered what a multiple number of J402-CA-702 Model 373 turbines would do to your average drag bike? Apparently, the 1,000 pounds of trust that each one of those delivers in order to normally power cruise missiles are enough to transform a day at the drag track into a world record setting date.
Achieving 200mph in 7.887 seconds, this thing is claimed to be the current record holder in its field.
See video after the break.
We’ve just spotted the unique opportunity (for your out there, of course) to get into drag racing. This here is a 7 sec 300+ horsepower turbo charged Kawasaki bracket racing bike and it is posted “for sale” on Youtube so if you were planning to go as a professional from the start, this is the perfect time to take action.
The video shows a few demo runs and also the owner’s phone number and e-mail in case you’re interested.
Drag racing is the way to go if you plan on becoming the fastest female motorcycle rider on Earth and it seems that Jennifer Robertson has got that right. Growing up in a family that is passionate about racing, Jennifer inherited the passion for motorcycles from his father and started to rider since it was six years old.
Currently, she is riding a Turbo Hayabusa and attempts to hit 223mph – the record for the fastest women on a motorcycle – and claims “…we just got to get the bike to work. I can do it”. Well, that’s the spirit!
It may sound like an F16 lining up to do a “Jet Fighter vs Motorcycle” race, but this is actually a combination of the machine we’re all passionate about and the military aircraft. This does indeed prepare for a drag run as power out of the corners is an aspect way above the manageable level of the chassis.
Why would people do that?...because they are defining the term “adrenaline junkie” by doing it and, of course, because they can.
Which better way to compare a Suzuki Hayabusa with a Kawasaki ZX14 then on a straight line? And which better place to do that then at the O’Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis?
The Hayabusa was going for a good run, but it seems that previous burnouts for worming out that rear tire worn it too much, ending up blowing. It is amazing that the rider was still conscious after such a crash and I can understand why it didn’t got up its feet.
There’s nothing sweeter than spending a weekend enjoying drag racing and when it comes to the rumble of those massive V-Twin motors powering Harley-Davidson drag motorcycles, the crowd is absolutely astonished. It is exactly the scenario from this month’s Harley Drag Race in Cecil County Maryland.
It is funny how this guy knows all the performance data of its drag electric motorcycle, but when it comes to doing a burnout – which is something ordinary for somebody who races on a straight line – it blows us away and ends up going to the hospital unconscious. I’d rather not see this, but it is a good lesson for all of you out there who think that electric motorcycles aren’t as powerful as the ones fed with petrol.
It is nice to see the sponsors on that cap, but wouldn’t a helmet do any better?
It seems that being environmentally friendly doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to give up to all of those fun weekend incursions on the drag track (even though the one in this case is made of dirt).
Electric engines may not offer the same grunt as the ones fueled by methanol do, but it seems that they get the job done and participants open the throttle to the maximum lap after lap and there is great response to the strong request even though you may have to help the bike with your foot from time to time.
The KillaCycle is currently the fastest electric drag motorcycle in the world. It can go from 0-60MPH in 1.4 seconds and tops out the quarter mile in 8.7 seconds @ 145MPH! Now that’s fast. And best of all, it’s nearly silent.
The bike relies on 880 Lithium Ion batteries, producing a total of 374V at 1350A, for a total of about 350HP. The batteries are made by A123 Systems and use the latest in high performance battery technology. The secret to the A123 batteries is an active material (...)