Car vs Bike: It's a story we've heard told and seen played out countless times before, but it's one of which we never get tired. Or seldom, anyway, especially when it pits such lust-worthy machinery against each other.

In this latest drag race is the Chevy Corvette Stingray Convertible piloted by sports and stock car racing veteran Tommy Kendall, lining up on the drag strip against the Ducati Diavel Carbon ridden by AMA racer Rich Gadson. Both are highly accomplished in their respective disciplines and come from famous racing families – so the competition comes down mainly to the vehicles.

The Vette, of course, has more power, but while the Ducati may be more of a cruiser than a sport bike, it's got all the muscle you could ask for on the drag strip. So which one takes the cake? Watch the video to find out.


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      RomanM
      • 4 Months Ago
      no surprise here!
      marv.shocker
      • 4 Months Ago
      Great job piloting the bike.
      Stephen
      • 4 Months Ago
      What happens in the .5 or 1 mile mark? Usually the bike gets caught due to aero inefficiencies at higher speed.
      Steve
      • 4 Months Ago
      "The Vette, of course, has more power" Statements like this -- especially in a car blog -- really grind my gears! You know what else has more power than the Ducati? A GE locomotive. It means absolutely nothing out of context. Power is only meaningful when stated in the context of the vehicle's weight. The Ducati likely has a better power/weight ratio, which is of course what matters.
        Julius
        • 4 Months Ago
        @Steve
        Hmm... I think the USS Nimitz has even more power than a silly locomotive...
      DavidG
      • 4 Months Ago
      It wasn't that long ago when even the lowliest street bike was more than a match for any car. I can remember in 1990 schooling a brand new Z/28 IROC on my 84 Kawi 700 LTD faux cruiser that I bought used for $400. It wasn't even remotely close.
      Andre Laplante
      • 4 Months Ago
      What a stupid match up. A bike vs a car FU. Can you say power to weight ratio? More like smoked 3 minutes of my time. FAIL
      BipDBo
      • 4 Months Ago
      Bikes always win in 0-60, but also in 0-dead.
      usa1
      • 4 Months Ago
      Now throw in a couple of curves... different results.
      Autoblogist
      • 4 Months Ago
      What genius at Chrysler OK 'd this? Tommy Kendall, an SRT driver piloting a Stingray and calling the latest and greatest American sports car ie better than the Viper all while wearing his SRT helmet. Lmao, marketing fail.
        Lewis
        • 4 Months Ago
        @Autoblogist
        I saw this video on Cycleworld website and it is a series of 3 videos commisioned by Ducati if I recall. The other 2 races are with a Viper and a Harley Davidson.
      mikemaj82
      • 4 Months Ago
      0-60 in 4.3 seconds for the vette? Why did they use a convertible? My 2005 base coupe hits 60 in 4.3 seconds with a 4-speed auto lol.
      bll
      • 4 Months Ago
      A nissan GTR would have been a more worthy opponent,4wd,wickedest launch of f the line.It would have given that bike a better run.Another worthy opponent would have been a porsche 4wd.
      Arturo Rios Jr.
      • 4 Months Ago
      A kawasaki 250 would have run the same time as the vette
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