Originally Posted by airbozo
No, no, not trying to do the car vs motorcycle comparison. I just thought it sounded funny. I've been working on my bike to make it legal on the drag strip (and to solve a first gear slip issue) and the numbers being tossed around piqued my interest. I know how my 106hp, 110tq bike feels at takeoff and can only imagine 10+ times that Hp and torque. Insane. My 69 Chevelle used to pull mid to high 14's and I thought that was good for a mostly stock car with drag slicks.
On a similar topic, at the Isle of Man electric bike race, they are still working on a 100mph average lap speed. The race organizers expect that to happen this year.
I do agree, it does seem a bit funny when you talk about the numbers when you compare the two.... especially the prices for the vehicles and modifications.
Such as a GSX-R1000 with 191 horses would completely obliterate something such as a 2012 Corvette C6 ZR1 with over 630 horses and enough torque to make the world turn.
Even with 1,000 HP many cars still has trouble keeping up with a liter bike until aerodynamics take effect.
The 2008 Corvette Z06 I was in felt like my chair was attached to a rocket when my friend took off in it, I can't imagine what a liter bike would feel like.