We're not touching the car vs. bike argument this time around. Instead, we're just going to sit back, relax, and be glad people had their video cameras pointed in the general direction of the Suzuki GSX1300R (known better as the Hayabusa) and the Nissan GT-R Switzer R850 as they lined up against each other in a mile-long drag race.

According to the video, the Hayabusa in question belts out 198 horsepower. That's a heck of a lot of power strapped between two wheels, but it pales in comparison to the 850 claimed ponies routed to all four tires of the modified GT-R.

So... what does that mean in terms of a drag race? We suggest you watch the clip after the break to find out for yourself.



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      Andy Drake
      • 3 Years Ago
      I don't get why people have to bash one another. It was a cool video with two equally awesome rides IMHO.
      mchlrus1
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think ill stick with my Honda Ruckus. Top speed 43 MPH!
      Jimmery
      • 3 Years Ago
      Now put a stock GT-R up against a stock 'Busa...
      Donovan
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is so stupid. Why the hell would anyone use a damn Hayabusa for this? Everyone knows the modern 1000s are quicker then 1300s and 1400s. This Hayabusa has a 10.56 1/4 mile a stock BMW S1000rr does the quarter in 9.93 and look it up on motorcycle-usa 2011 shootout to confirm that. 13s and 14s are dead anyways using a modern 1000 and this would be vastly different.
        Ducman69
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Donovan
        I think they were just trying to impress that they modified the car to be as fast as a very fast bike. They likely spent far in excess of what the bike even costs to get to that point though, so its not really meant to be a practical comparison. The motorcycle will also be a far more exciting vehicle to drive fast as well compared to reclining inside a big heavy steel cage.
      shan
      • 3 Years Ago
      cool, now lets line up the Ariel Atom V8 and see if things are different
      Mark Boxman
      • 3 Years Ago
      I have seen standard Hayabusas do the 1/4 mile in 9.7-9.8s but with an average driver they get 10.1..... on here it does 10.5 ?! Plus it hits the limiter at the end? come on! I love cars AND bikes. This is not to put down the GTR at all, those figures are amazing BUT just take this clip with a pinch of salt...... the times the hayabusa does are more in par with the litre bikes than the 1300-1400 bikes.
        graphikzking
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Mark Boxman
        Mark totally correct. I hate a 1998 GSXR 600cc (Hayabusa 1300cc) and all I did to the 600 was strap down the front end. Basically you lower the front so it doesnt wheelie. I ran a 10.96. This was 8-9 years ago. The busa's back then with exhaust and strapping were running mid 9's. (9.50' - 9.60's) So this definitely a slow busa. That GTR is nice though! But high 10's and over 800 hp? I've seen mid 90 mustangs with 650hp running low 10's. That said the Mustang would get dusted after 1 turn on a track. So the GTR is a great all around car. Can take it to a 1/4 mile track as well as a real track.
          • 3 Years Ago
          @graphikzking
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      Mark Boxman
      • 3 Years Ago
      want to see how fast this GTR is? check out the race between the Switzer p800 and the 9ff on youtube : )
      Soccer Mom
      • 3 Years Ago
      I really like the suspense of the Nissan slowly gaining on the bike once they pass the quarter-mile mark. The "Jaws" theme music would have been appropriate.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Soccer Mom
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      tr33frog
      • 3 Years Ago
      It is always annoying to see a vehicle behind (especially with a starting tree) the entire race, but still be declared the winner. If they were on the street you would never be considered the winner by crossing the line second. Oh well, such is drag racing.
        MONTEGOD7SS
        • 3 Years Ago
        @tr33frog
        That isn't how drag racing works anywhere, and your "such is drag racing" comment shows that you know nothing about it. Just the fact that the GT-R was behind at the end proves this isn't real drag racing. This is more of a time trial if anything.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @tr33frog
        Drag racing isn't about reaching the finish line first. It's about time. Bracket racing is a perfect example of what drag racing is all about. What you're referring to is straight up street racing.
          Mark Boxman
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          reaction time is part of drag racing....
          Elmo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          Car forum? Seems I'm not the only clueless one. This is an automotive blog. Forums have threads, this is an article.
      Worx2749
      • 3 Years Ago
      I used to have a 1982 Suzuki GS1100 and that thing was unbelievable. Today's bikes must be even more so. Even though it's lugging around all that weight, the GTR kept up with the crotch rocket and really is an amazing car.
      torqued
      • 3 Years Ago
      So if I own a car and a motorcycle, and love both, who should I be flaming? I feel like I need to make an "if this was a curvy track" or "in the show" or "if you raced a different car against a different bike, you might get different results!!" argument. Fun video. I like watching fast things race.
        spiffy
        • 3 Years Ago
        @torqued
        Thanks Torqued. Nice job keeping it real. Fast things are cool.
      350Zed
      • 3 Years Ago
      It looks like the GT-R lost... until you check the times (this was a timed race, not head-to-head): 26.500 GT-R 26.634 'Busa GT-R FTW!
        IOMTT
        • 3 Years Ago
        @350Zed
        There is a modified Hayabusa that hit 286mph in the standing mile at the Texas mile event so run that against this GTR. It is sad that a better rider on the box stock Hayabusa (at least they could have taken the mirrors off) would have beaten the GTR which is no doubt an awesome ride. I love cars and I love bikes, but for thrills and skill the bike wins hands down every time.
        airchompers
        • 3 Years Ago
        @350Zed
        The GT-R was faster in the standing mile.
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