Ariel Atom V8 vs 600bhp rallycross Citroen DS3 vs BMW HP4 superbike drag race - autocar.co.uk
Which is faster? An Ariel Atom V8
track day toy, BMW HP4 superbike or a rallycross Citroen DS3 with 600bhp?
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Here we have three completely different ways of going extremely quickly in
a straight line. Time for a drag race then. So what are the contenders?
There's the one-wheel drive BMW HP4 superbike, which arguably requires the
most skill to extract speed from but has a ludicrous 757bhp/tonne
power-to-weight ratio. Then there's the two-wheel drive Ariel Atom V8 with
748bhp/tonne and the Citroen DS3 Rallycross car with only 577bhp/tonne but
all-important four-wheel drive. Oh, and did we mention it's wet?
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HOW MUCH NITROUS ON A BIKE?!?
A few of the bike runs at Dallas Raceway near Crandall, TX - 8/26/11. The
green Ninja was spraying a pretty sick amount of Nitrous!
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all the latest updates!
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ALMOST DIED!!! GSXR 1000 VS S1000RR
First time I got beaten!!! S1000RR is just faster than mine.
We raced and as you can see, the dickhead van cut us off so we had to go to
the shoulder in the order to pass his dumb ass safely.
Gixxer Running on 18/42.(17/42 Stock)
RR Running on 18/42.(17/44 Stock)
GSXR 1000 204RWHP VS S1000RR 212RWHP + Close Call
Suzuki GSXR 1000 K7 and Gopro 3+ black + Cockpit view
Finally I am able to get more clear sound of my bike with my GoPro 3+ while
on ride without much of the wind noise comparing to previous video.. This
is the sound of the my Suzuki GSXR-1000 with singe Akrapovič Exhaust. What do you think it could be more
Dragshock™ / Dragshock EZ™ Suspension Demonstration
Brock's Performance president, Brock Davidson, an avid performance
enthusiast and past national championship winning rider as well as tuner,
explains how to adjust the rear suspension on his BMW S1000RR 'Christine'
for drag race use. Follow along as he explains how the rebound dampening
functions as it relates to the launch and down track acceleration between
himself and his lighter 'jockeys'.
Note: At 9/16th sag using a 95 Newton (542 lb.) spring with a 150 lb.
rider in the saddle, a rear tire pressure of 12 psi is used. Brock's weight
of around 210 lbs. suited brings the sag to 1" and a tire pressure of 18
psi is used. The bike squats a bit more than optimum, which means the
spring preload should be increased a bit, or the spring rate might need to
be increased -- BUT, the object is for this bike to be as fast as possible
with the smaller riders--not tuned for him--so only tire pressure
adjustments are made.
Slick track = more rebound dampening added, more squat for more traction.
Less tire pressure, if possible.
Sticky Track = more spring preload, less squat, more tire pressure...
although light riders tend to spin, so lower pressure is generally used.
(see Jeremy's run at beginning of video, it is very close to perfect.)
Bumpy Track = If the racing surface is exceptionally bumpy, the rebound
dampening must be reduced (example adjust from -15 clicks to -20 clicks) to
prevent high speed 'oscillation'.
Stock or Short Wheelbase Applications = Stock/Short wheelbase bikes do not
require as much 'squat', because they are not as prone to spinning.
Since more squat leads to additional traction, this can also cause stock
wheelbase bikes to wheelie. As a result, we would have a bit more static
spring pressure dialed in, with more compression dampening and less rebound
dampening (to force the front end back down as the rear rises).
Special thanks to www.dragbikelive.com for the video coverage.
Also note: This advice applies to all makes and models. The BMW S1000RR
shown was simply used as a handy example for this particular video. Spring
rates will differ between makes/models.
Visit http://www.BrocksPerformance.com for additional information,
installation instructions, information forums, and FAQ sections.
Yamaha R1 Crossplane 2011 (-1 Front) VS Gsx-R 1000 K8 (-1+2)
I'll be going -1+2 soon on the R1 so we decided to test it against a -1+2
geared GIXXER before i do it.
On the low Rpms the R1 can keep up for a while but the GIXXER flys away
above 5000 Rpms.
I cant wait to go -1+2 xD
R1 Engine Mods:
Two Bros TI Pipes (5,5cms Shorter)
Arrow Y Pipe
K&N Air Filter
GIXXER Engine Mods:
Dual Mivv GP CF Pipes
Arrow Y Pipe
PiperCross Air Filter
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This video was edited using the GOPRO Studio Editor.