Watch: Kawasaki Ninja H2 vs Ducati Panigale V4S drag race

A Superbike and a Hyperbike go head to head on the drag strip; But which one comes out on top?

Two of the most powerful production bikes in the world go head to head; the Ducati Panigale V4S with a claimed 214 bhp, and the notorious supercharged Kawasaki H2 with 231 bhp.

Whilst the Ducati has the weight and capacity advantage, the Kawasaki with its RAM air induction is capable of producing over 240 bhp at high speed! That’s if you can keep the front wheel down.

Place your bets on which bike wins over the ¼ mile. 


Ducati V4R SpecsKawasaki H2 Specs

Displacement: 1,103 cc

Displacement: 998 cc

Power: 157.5 kW (214 hp) @ 13,000 rpm

Power: 170 kW {231 hp} @ 11,500 rpm

Power with RAM air: 178.5 kW {243 hp} @ 11,500 rpm

Torque: 124.0 Nm @ 10,000 rpm

Torque: 141.7 N•m @ 11,000 rpm

Weight: 198 kg (wet)

Weight: 215.9 kg (wet)



Either the launch control is rubbish on those bikes or the riders need much more practice on the dragstrip. Both these bikes would be running low tens with experience drag racers at the helm.

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