• Drag Race: 1200bhp Lambo vs. 300bhp H2R

That’s a lot of horsepower for the street.

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It doesn’t matter how much power the car has, it’s power-to-weight that’s important and that’s why bikes will always be better.

Watch a 300bhp Kawasaki murder a 1200bhp Lamborghini

While we can’t condone racing on the highway, this video does show the relative performance of cars and bikes in the real world as opposed to on a drag strip.

It also shows that, no matter how much power a car has - in the case of this Lambo, 1200bhp at the wheels - it’s the power to weight ratio that is all important. For the record, I have no idea if this is a Gallardo or a Murcielago Lamborghini. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter!

Drag Race: 1200bhp Lambo vs. 300bhp H2R
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I’m no mathematician so I can’t work out the bhp/ton of either of these, but even I know that 300bhp in a bike weighing around 220kg is a lot more than 1200bhp in a car weighing +/- 1500kg and that’s before you involve elements such as mass inertia and rolling resistance and so on.

Drag Race: 1200bhp Lambo vs. 300bhp H2R
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Lamborghini Gallardo
1200bhp, 1500kg, give or take. It makes no difference: it loses!

Oh, who am I kidding: bikes are just faster, end of story. But just because we know that, doesn’t mean we don’t like seeing it confirmed every now and then!

Harry Fisher
Harry Fisher
Motorcycling Contributor
Born and raised in England, he has lived in South Africa with his family since 2002. Harry has owned examples of Triumph, Norton, BSA, MV Agusta, Honda, BMW, Ducati, Harley Davidson, Kawasaki and Moto Morini motorcycles. He regrets selling all of them.  Read full bio
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