Originally Posted by ghostFL
Seeing you attempt to beat my car in a race. A race 50 feet, yeah, I can see you winning. But a race to 80mph or a 1/4 mile? I'd laugh my F*%&ing balls off
What do you drive because it might be possible. What type of car are you running?
I just tried out this simple 0-60 calculator.
KX125's make around 35HP and the bike weighs around 200 pounds dry. So with a bit of gas and will say 175 pounds for a rider that is 375 pounds. And you get the following results.
Power / Weight Ratio: 0.09333333333333334
0-60 mph: 4.950628519462838 seconds
Compared to say a Integra Type R which weighs 2822 pounds and has a horsepower of 195HP. Adding say 175 pounds for a driver you get a total weight of 2997 pounds which I'll round to 3000 pounds. You get the following 0-60 times.
Power / Weight Ratio: 0.065
0-60 mph: 7.027826354473255 seconds
Now say a Mustang GT is what 3200 pounds with 300 horsepower. So lets add 175 to that and figure out what it does.
Power / Weight Ratio: 0.08888888888888889
0-60 mph: 5.135140299850211 seconds
You still lose the 0-60 times. Now if the bike was geared up to run 90 miles an hour you would beat the Integra in a quarter mile but the mustang would overake you in the last 1/8th mile.
I don't know if you have ever drag raced but most cars don't make it past 3rd gear in the 1/4 mile. Maybe 4th if you have a close ratio gearbox. Unless were talking built cars I'm referring to cars from the factory. And in case you ask yes I've drag raced both on the streets and on drag tracks considering I only lived 2 miles from one when I was younger.
Also @ superman22x yes 65-70 is about tops on them from the factory. There geared to race not to run down the road. If you gear them up they will go faster but what good is that when you need to go from 0-30 after a corner to hit a 80 foot triple 50 feet past the corner. Baja races gear there bikes up for the desert and sand dunes. Motocross races leave them alone or gear them down to accelerate faster because they need as much low end pickup as possible.