So the myriad differences between a car and motorcycle make them incomparable, right? Yes, but Road & Track does it anyway, pitting rally monster against rally monster in a brutal off-road showdown (for those unfamiliar with motorcycle rallying, the KTM bike is a Paris-Dakar quality machine). They even brought professionals in for the piloting duties. The results are fairly expected: the KTM, being smaller and lighter with a better power-to weight ratio, won a lot of the individual head-to-head events like acceleration and slalom. But the Evo was the faster over the dirt track, due to its sheer driftability. So no one really wins, per se, but both vehicles prove to be thrilling to operate in their natural habitat.


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