We often spot speeding high-end motorcycles and cars on the public roads and wonder what it feels like, doesn’t it? Well, here is a video that shows two high-end machines stretching their legs on a relatively empty highway. The videos are from DV and Catch a Mile YouTube channels.
The video put up by DV shows the speeding Suzuki GSX-R1000 on the highway playfully racing with the Audi R8. The bike can be seen doing speeds much higher than 200 km/h and even touching 250 km/h on occasions. In the video, we can see that the bike overtook the Audi R8 at a speed more than 250 km/h!
Both the vehicles can be seen negotiating the traffic expertly and taking utmost care of the other motorists. We can tell you that both drivers seem to be very experienced with their vehicles. A similar video was put up by Catch a Mile on an empty stretch where the GSX-R1000 and the Audi R8 can be spotted doing drag race.
It should be noted that since the Audi R8 is much more powerful and has more traction due to the Quattro four-wheel-drive system, it goes ahead during the drag race multiple times. Even though the video does not show the end, the Audi R8 owner tells us that the GSX-R1000 flies away after a few hundred metres. Since the bike offers a much higher power-to-weight ratio, it goes off after a while. It should be noted that the GSX-R1000 offers a speed limit of 299 km/h while the Audi R8 gets electronically speed limited at 301 km/h due to the safety reasons. So both the vehicles offer a similar top speed irrespective of their initial acceleration. This is due to safety reasons.
This is a 2013 Audi V10 that gets powered by a 5.2-litre FSI engine. It generates a maximum power of 525 PS and a peak torque of 530 Nm. The car comes with a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission and can do 0-100 km/h in about 3.6 seconds. The Suzuki GSX-R1000 seen in this video generates a maximum power 200 PS and peak torque of 117 Nm. However, the bike is much lighter than the Audi R8, which is why it is much quicker. The GSX-R1000 can do 0-100 km/h in about 3 seconds, making it quicker than the R8 V10.
Even though the rider and the driver in the video are professional and have a lot of experience of driving such high-performance vehicles on the roads, such high speeds are illegal and should not be done. Such speed runs do look good but 0ne mistake can make things go awry. For such speed runs, controlled locations like a race track or private air strips are much safer and are legal too. In fact, Bangalore has multiple such air strips that’s easily accessible. There’s one in Jakkur (Jakkur Aerodrome) and another (Taneja Aerospace) in Hosur, a township adjoining Bangalore.