When you think of a Kawasaki Ninja H2 R, the last thing that comes to mind would probably be drag racing an Acura NSX Type S, that is unless…you’re Edmunds. Why? Well, first off the NSX weighs in at a hefty 3,913-pounds, or at least compared to the 476-pound motorcycle.
Most would assume a Redbull RB8 F1 car would be the quickest in a drag race, but when pit against a MotoGP bike, rally car, and electric van in the ultimate drag racing showdown, things are a lot closer than you may think. For starters, the 850 hp F1 car weighs a mere 1,543 pounds, while the KTM RC16 bike clocks in at just 346 pounds and makes 270 hp.
BMW Motorrad partnered with VTR Motorrad AG & VTR Customs in Schmerikon, Switzerland, to create the world’s first and only BMW Motorrad R18 “IRON ANNIE”. This aviation-inspired motorcycle pays tribute to “Aunt Ju” Junkers Ju 52, a legendary three-engine commercial and transport aircraft from the 1930s.
Limited to 290-units worldwide, each hand-built BRABUS 1300 R Edition 23 motorcycle, based on the KTM 1290 Super Duke R EVO, is powered by a 1,301cc LC8 V-twin engine making 177 hp and 103 lb-ft of torque, mated to six speed transmission. Aesthetically, it boasts a headlight mask, complete with exposed-carbon side fairing, power domes and BRABUS Signature Stripes in the air scoop.
Limited to 88-units worldwide, the Aston Martin AMB 001 Pro superbike is modeled after the automaker’s Valkyrie AMR Pro hypercar. This followup to the AMB 001 builds upon its predecessor and takes track performance to the next level, starting with its CNC-machine, dual-cylinder 997cc engine making 225hp.