• This Car vs. Bike Drag Race Is Just Cheap Sensationalism

We hate it when the result is a foregone conclusion and the bike doesn’t win!

Car vs. Bike drag races are great, right? I mean, they have to be because the bike always wins. Well, they do until the car guys start cheating.

This is the most pointless drag race Ever!

So, we all love a car vs. bike drag race because, no matter what car the hopeful rich guy brings or how much it cost, it will always get creamed by the superbike costing a zillion times less, right?

This Car vs. Bike Drag Race Is Just Cheap Sensationalism
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BMW M1000RR
209bhp and in the capable hands of Peter Hickman, Isle of Man TT Winner and lap record holder

It might be crass ego boosting for us motorcyclists but it works!

This Car vs. Bike Drag Race Is Just Cheap Sensationalism
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Red Bull RB-Something or Other
It might be from 2011 but it’s still fast. Piloted by David Coulthard

So, when some clever dick gets the idea of bringing a Formula 1 car to the contest, then we call that plain old cheating. I mean, let’s face it: the road car will get beaten by the bike and the bike will get beaten by the F1 car. Where’s the fun in that?

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Porsche 911 Turbo S
Might as well have stayed home, really!

Sour grapes? Me? Surely not! And it’s not as if they’ve got a muppet riding the bike: it’s Peter Hickman who holds the record for the fastest lap of the Isle Of Man TT course - 135mph, for goodness’ sake! Not many corners on a drag strip, however, so that might have something to do with it!

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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