• Next Level Drag Racing Lineup Pits Kawasaki H2R against Jet Fighter and other exotic machines

  • Competition? Can a bike really beat this lot?
  • F16 Fighter Jet Not Slow!
  • Cocky Pilot Thinks he has a chance. He might be right
  • Tesla Model S P100 DL Not known for being slow off the line
  • Aston Martin and Tesla Feeling confident before the race
  • On the Line Two jets, three road cars, one Formula One car and a bike.
  • And They're Off The F1 car has the initial lead 1 second after the flag drops
  • The Finish Line So, that's a victory for the bike, then!

The Ultimate drag Race Shoot Out, Right Here.

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It’s the ultimate shoot-out; which is faster in a drag race - the fastest production motorcycle in the world or a Formula One car. But wait, let’s spice things up a bit. Let’s add in an F16 Jet Fighter, a Challenger 605 Private Jet, an Aston Martin Vantage, a Lotus Evora GT430 and a Tesla Model S P100DL. Now, we’ll admit that is some pretty stiff competition, so how does the bike fare against the planes and the cars?

The Ultimate Drag Race Shootout

Next Level Drag Racing Lineup Pits Kawasaki H2R against Jet Fighter and other exotic machines
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On the Line
Two jets, three road cars, one Formula One car and a bike.

The Kawasaki H2R is acknowledged to be a very, very fast motorcycle. In 2016, Kawasaki World Supersport rider Kenan Sofuoglu rode one to a record of 400km/h (249 mph) across the then newly-completed Osman Gazi Bridge in Turkey, the fourth-longest bridge in the world.

Next Level Drag Racing Lineup Pits Kawasaki H2R against Jet Fighter and other exotic machines
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F16 Fighter Jet
Not Slow!

Not being ones to let things lie, at the Teknofest Istanbul Aerospace and Technology Festival, the Turks once again set the Kawasaki Ninja H2R the task of going head-to-head with some of the fastest vehicles on the planet.

Next Level Drag Racing Lineup Pits Kawasaki H2R against Jet Fighter and other exotic machines
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Aston Martin and Tesla
Feeling confident before the race
Next Level Drag Racing Lineup Pits Kawasaki H2R against Jet Fighter and other exotic machines
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And They’re Off
The F1 car has the initial lead 1 second after the flag drops

Not content with simply four-wheeled rivals, the H2R was pitted against two-winged rivals, in the form of the F16 fighter jet and a civilian private jet, the Challenger 605. For added spice, an Aston Martin Vantage, a Lotus Evora GT430 and a Tesla Model S P100DL were added into the mix.

Next Level Drag Racing Lineup Pits Kawasaki H2R against Jet Fighter and other exotic machines
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The Finish Line
So, that’s a victory for the bike, then!

Ha! The Kawasaki creamed the whole lot of them, while costing a fraction of any of their prices! Who says two wheels are bad?

Harry Fisher
Harry Fisher
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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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