Indian roads have improved a lot over the years. With the fast new expressways and induction of new superfast vehicles like superbikes and super cars, we often get to see peopple doing high-speed runs on the highways. Here is one such video from BeerBiker Sammy who touched the top-speed limit on his Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R.
The BeerBiker_Samy touched the top speed on the Varanasi – Noida leg of his Kolkata to Ladakh journey. The particular top-speed run was done on the Lucknow-Agra Expressway. The biker who was travelling with fellow motorcycle riders. He uploaded the video on YouTube, which shows the run.
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The expressway was relatively empty when the rider touched 299 km/h on his motorcycle. The video shows the fly-by from the POV of the Suzuki Hayabusa rider as well. Touching 299 km/h on the public roads is not a small feat but it is illegal and extremely dangerous too.
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R
It should be noted that the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R is a track-focused bike, unlike Suzuki Hayabusa which is powered by a much-relaxed engine. The ZX-10R can a higher rev-limit is also much louder than the Hayabusa on the road. The Suzuki Hayabusa is powered by an in-line four-cylinder, 1,340cc liquid-cooled engine that produces a maximum power of 197 Bhp of maximum power at 9,500 rpm and peak torque of 155 Nm at 7,200 rpm. The bike gets a 6-speed transmission.
The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R gets powered by 998cc, inline four-cylinder engine that generates a maximum power of 197.3 Bhp at 13,000 rpm and a peak torque of 113.5 Nm at 11,500 rpm. Both the bikes have an electronically limited top speed of 299 km/h due to safety reasons.
Should you be doing it?
Speeding on public highways is always extremely dangerous. Even though the rider looks very experienced and might have been riding superbikes for a long a time now, experience and training can go wrong at high speeds on the Indian roads. Speeding should be restricted to the tracks for everyone’s safety.
Some may argue that even tracks are not safe and crashes keep on happening all the time on the tracks. Well, that’s true but racing tracks provide a much more controlled area than on the public roads. The risk of crashing inside a track is much lower due to the absence of public traffic and stray animals. Also, tracks are designed to absorb the impact of the crash and to save the riders or drivers from fatal injuries. Most of the tracks also provide medical treatment that can be crucial during the initial time after the accident. It is always a good idea to do the speed runs inside a controlled area rather than the public roads.
Bangalore Police arrested one individual who did 300 Kmph on his Yamaha R1
Back in 2020, when there was a pan-India lockdown due to COVID, a biker from Bangalore did a similar stunt. He posted a video of himself doing 299 km/h on Yamaha YZF-R1 and was caught by police. While there is no official action against the bike rider for doing such high-speeds on the public roads yet.