We have seen many drag races between motorcycle, cars and times with both motorcycle and a car. Most of the time, we have noticed that these races are conducted between motorcycles and cars that belong to two different categories or segments. Different to what we have seen in the past, here we have a video that shows a drag race between two motorcycle that belong to the same segment and more or less generate the same amount of power. The motorcycles are the Honda CBR 250R and the new Suzuki Gixxer SF 250.
The video has been uploaded by Ayush Verma on his youtube channel. The video starts by showing both the motorcycles and as usual, the rider’s chose an straight stretch of the highway for this drag race. The race is conducted in three rounds. As soon as the race starts, Suzuki Gixxer is quick off the line and takes the lead for few seconds. In comparison to the Gixxer CBR was not that quick off the line but, as it started gaining speed, CBR showed its true colours and overtakes Suzuki Gixxer and maintains the lead throughout the race.
The second round is also shows similar result where initially Gixxer is quick but later on CBR takes the lead. Before conducting the third round riders swap motorcycles. The result remains the same as that of the first two rounds. There are a number of reason why the CBR had won this drag race challenge unanimously. The number of factors involve weight of the rider, weight of motorcycle, riding style, power etc.
In this case, The Honda CBR 250R and Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 both belong to the quarter litre fully faired motorcycle segment. The CBR 250 gets a 249.6 cc, single cylinder liquid cooled engine that produces 26.5 PS of power and 22.9 Nmof torque. The Suzuki Gixxer SF250 gets 26.1 PS and 22.6 Nm of torque.
Suzuki Gixxer is the lighter motorcycle of the two and that is why it was quick off the line. But the slight difference in power helped the CBR win the race despite being a heavier motorcycle. We will not recommend conducting such drag races on public roads as they are not at all safe. The best place to unleash the full power of motorcycle or a car is a race track or a closed road. Honda will discontinue the CBR 250R in the coming weeks as it won’t meet BS6 norms. The Suzuki Gixxer 250 SF will continue to be sold.