- Jan 29, 2012
- BMW 520 M-Sport Touring, Kawasaki ZX10R KRT (AMG Eater!)
Call it what you will, it's intoxicating.Do you mean quick as opposed to fast? Fast being relative in this context.
But the school run would be great!!!Ian Donkin said:I've owned a 964 Turbo and a 996 Turbo however quick as they may have been bikes are simply in a different league.
A GT2 remains on my to do list for the future but not whilst I have three young (as in all under 5) children.
That's strange, as our 200mph.org club that have been holding top speed events at Woodbridge and Elvington between '99 and '10 have seen standard Hayabusas, ZX12s and 1400s tripping the Tag Heuer timing lights at 195mph just over a mile from a standing start. Mild mods ('haust PCIII) means 200mph +. Plus, the 180 and 202 on speedo of the Duc and Porker equals only 165 and 180 in actual speed.A Bussa or ZZR1400 would not have been quicker as they have less power and are far heavier, things have moved on recently in the Bike world with the Ducati, Aprillia and BMW S1000RR being the Top Dogs at the mo.
You're not wrong.That makes sense because motorcycles have terrible drag coefficients.
Standard bikes have a cd of about 1.0 but compensate by having a small frontal area.The porsche probably has a drag coeffiient of something like a 0.3 whereas a bike is generally above 0.5.
Modify the bike's aero's a bit and get it down to around 0.35 and suddenly amazing things happen like Bill Warners 311mph run last year on a modified Hayabusa.