Comments - 4 Supercars vs. Superbike Battles

Published: Sep 01, 2012
Description: There's a decent chance that everyone reading this will never get to race a Ducati while driving a Lamborghini. That - along with a few other things - is one of the harsh realities of life. However, ...
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William Downs Sep 02, 2012
@colby did u know that was a stunt bike and also wasn't even a sports bike, I beat z06 and my bikes not even a super sport or a 1000, plus just cause it happens on top gear doesn't make it the truth
Ben August Sep 02, 2012
@colby a stunt rider on a race bike? Something doesn't add up, but regardless, sounds like a fun episode. The great thing is that modern sports cars have really begun to catch up with bikes. I respect both, but LOVE bikes more.
Aaron Crisp Sep 02, 2012
If you're beating bikes they're either 250's or not racing haha
Bruce-Almighty Tumblin Sep 02, 2012
@Colby, he did the right thing by going up against a 675cc sportbike because if it would have been a 1000cc sportbike Tanner wouldn't have had a shot at winning in that Z06
Colby Church Sep 02, 2012
@William Did you even see the latest episode of Top Gear? Tanner Foust beat a stunt rider on a triumph race bike in a 3 mike shoot out through turns and straights with a stock C6 Corvette Z06 and won, and FYI I beat bikes all the time, just depends.
John P Jerse Sep 01, 2012
Me on the corners.
John P Jerse Sep 01, 2012
Cornering a bike takes practice and a little bit of balls. Whatever you do don't buy a sport bike and expect to keep up with more Expieranced riders. I have seen more people hurt that way and when I rode I would not let newbies try and keep up with
John Serely Sep 01, 2012
*I'm not considering one, just curious,---sorry I kinda left the "not" part out
William Downs Sep 01, 2012
And cut u off you will be fine on a bike, they have better braking and are smaller so u don't have to go out of the way as much to avoid something or someone that got in your way, not saying there safer then a car but it's easier to avoid stuff on 1
William Downs Sep 01, 2012
A sport bike will kill a car around a track also, a bike is the perfect machine for cornering, cars just have more comfort and are safer and to answer your question if u pay attention and expect every one to not notice your there
Aaron Crisp Sep 01, 2012
But I love having fun every time I ride, gas mileage is amazing and weather in Vegas is good for it :) hardly any rain.
Aaron Crisp Sep 01, 2012
@John I haven't been riding sport bikes for too long but I love it! I used to ride dirt bikes so maneuvering is easy for me. Buddy bought a '12 R1 for 15 grand and laid it over the next week, lady on her phone cut him off.
Aaron Crisp Sep 01, 2012
Yeah I know what you mean. Had a local guy take his friends R1 for a joy ride and couldn't make the turn on a curve and hit the curb going 110 and flew into a brick wall.
John Serely Sep 01, 2012
I have a question for the bike riders on here: How is the safety if them? Are they easy to handle after you've been riding for a couple weeks or so? I'm considering buying one, just curious
John Serely Sep 01, 2012
Personally, I just am not a bike guy. I can totally see the appeal, they sound great and are probably a blast to ride, but I just don't like the increased risk. I always try to give sportbike riders a lot of room.
Sebastian Grey Sep 01, 2012
The only way a car will ever beat a superbike is on a track with a lot of technical corners.
Bruce-Almighty Tumblin Sep 01, 2012
You just gotta ride offensive & defensive as best you can ((ALWAYS RESPECT THE BIKE YOU ARE RIDING)
Bruce-Almighty Tumblin Sep 01, 2012
@Aaron, sometimes their not at fault but they always have fools speeding on a spirtbike in neighborhoods or cities that get killed because a car pulled out in front of him or he ran a stop sign!
Aaron Crisp Sep 01, 2012
When they're not at fault, I mean.
Aaron Crisp Sep 01, 2012
Just started out on a 650R and I love it! Not pushing my luck and wear all my gear but can't wait until I am experienced enough to move up to super bikes! But I'm fine for now :) just bothers me seeing a motorcycle death every other day on the news.
Bruce-Almighty Tumblin Sep 01, 2012
@Will, he he he (I like sportcars but I love sportbikes)
William Downs Sep 01, 2012
And they seriously try to use every excuse in the book when it happens
William Downs Sep 01, 2012
Ahhh the beauty of a bike, idiots with fast cars always assume they can beat u, then cry when they get spanked like there is no tomorow
John Serely Sep 01, 2012
Thanks John for the info, sounds like you love it
Bruce-Almighty Tumblin Sep 01, 2012
@John, I had a new 2006 ZX-10R at that time & was going home on the interstate from bike night when a guy pulled up on side me in a Viper as well revving his motor so I punch it then he hit the gas; when we got to Williams Blvd he was like a minute behind me
John P Jerse Sep 01, 2012
1 hour a week, took about a year, best thing I ever did. If you can, do it, not as expensive as you might think
John Serely Sep 01, 2012
@john how was it getting your pilots license? Did it take a while, or was it "relatively" non-stressful?
William Downs Sep 01, 2012
Yea that didn't use to bother me so much but now that i ride it really pisses me off when I see them doing it
John P Jerse Sep 01, 2012
I gave up motorcycles and took up flying when people started texting while driving.
John P Jerse Sep 01, 2012
When I had a Honda 929rr some guy in a Viper raced me at a stop light. I smoked him do bad that at first I thought he gave up till I saw him hit second and the Viper shifted sideways a bit. Nothing beats a crochrocket for bang for your buck.
Description: Lovers of all things Italian will dig this race between a Ferrari 458 Italia and a Ducati 1198S. The two face each other on both the drag strip and the track. The Ducati predictably smokes the Ferrari...
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Robert Valencik Sep 02, 2012
That bike is fast
Ben August Sep 01, 2012
*like a superstar? What are we Talkin then, Metallica v Michael Jackson ? Lol
Ben August Sep 01, 2012
Lol it crushed the Ferrari...so if the Ferrari makes you feel like a rockstar, the bike must make you feel like a su
Jin Lee Sep 01, 2012
Guys remember that asian guy who hated ferraris??and loved GTRs and porsche???Called Linton??Thats me in a different account Ayo it sucks to miss yesterdays 630 comment arguement
Ben August Sep 01, 2012
It's really just other drivers. Sure there's the few cases (my buddy) where the biker is to blame, but in most cases it's usually a blissfully-unaware car driver that causes the accident. That being said, it's still an accident.
William Downs Sep 01, 2012
Survive the day, nothing can replace experience on the road and on the bike, one u learn to ignore your survival reactions avoiding idiot drivers is easy like avoiding pot holes
William Downs Sep 01, 2012
More bike accidents are a result of inexperience or people showing off on public roads, but accidents do happen, double check when changing lanes and never assume its safe to fly threw an intersection, but that's all u can do to help your self
William Downs Sep 01, 2012
U can die just a easy in a car as on a bike, bike just requires u to be 100% aware and like I said just ride the bike as if every other car is gonna cut u off or disnt see u, granted bad shit just happens but don't believe what u hear
Ben August Sep 01, 2012
I do ride, I've logged 50,000 miles accident free, (knock on wood). My point is that so many car enthusiasts use safety as an argument regarding bike V. Car tests, but we're not testing crashes, we're testing performance
William Downs Sep 01, 2012
Every single ride is like an adventure it's never boring going somewhere on a bike even if it's 10 minutes away
William Downs Sep 01, 2012
A bike is just as easy to drive as a car, are u scared when your driving in a car? I avoid idiot drivers every day on my bike, many of witch I couldnt avoid in a car or truck, riding a bike is just pure fun
William Downs Sep 01, 2012
U wanna live riding a bike u can't be scared, as soon as u start thinking about it that's when ur survival reactions kick In and those are what make u crash, that and a rider riding beyond his skill
Bruce-Almighty Tumblin Sep 01, 2012
& you still can get hit walking on the sidewalk Ben, there's always a risk; so why not ride & be happy!
Ben August Sep 01, 2012
But I think it's safe to say, bike or car, when you're racing, safety isn't the priority, performance is. So it's kind of funny to hear people complain about safety. If they're so worried about safety, don't drive period. it's only surefire safe way
Ben August Sep 01, 2012
On the incident itself; I went riding with my buddy, and he went down at 70mph around a corner, and he just had rash on one leg (wearing jeans/jacket/boots/gloves). He picked up the bike and road it home. On the other hand, my uncle died on his.
Ben August Sep 01, 2012
@Connor- it really depends on the
Bruce-Almighty Tumblin Sep 01, 2012
Aaron, Conner is just being a idiot & should just stick with driving 4-wheels
Westly Burgos Sep 01, 2012
If you have never rode a bike you will never understand. However, if you do, and it's your thing, it's never going to get out of your system. Almost better than sex
Aaron Crisp Sep 01, 2012
I feel like I experience more of a euphoria than a feeling of death or even an adrenaline rush.
Daniel Carvalho Sep 01, 2012
Am I the only person that doesn't like Ferrari?
Bruce-Almighty Tumblin Sep 01, 2012
Its just that feeling you get on a bike that you can't get in a car, I love it!
William Downs Sep 01, 2012
I never care about car vs bike comparisons cause 90% of the time the bike is gonna win, still fun to watch a sweet as car try though
Serge Pankratov Sep 01, 2012
I agree.. Who cares if its comparable?? There are many aftermarket companies who built cars that just bast bikes of all types, so if its possible for cars nowadays to beat bikes, why not see what the supercars can do? Makes perfect sense to me =]
Ben August Sep 01, 2012
People buy Ferrari and Ducati because of the characteristics associated with both, not because of the number of tires. Since they both represent relatively identical statuses within their respective automotive chains, competition is only natural.
Mike Ralsh Sep 01, 2012
They probably just wanted to see how super bikes stack up to super cars. Not everything needs to be comparable.
Patrick Schalk Sep 01, 2012
Comparing bikes and cars is dumb IMO.
Ben August Sep 01, 2012
You're probably not the only one, but mobs typically aren't associated with credibility or logic. Bikes often outperform these "performance cars" for fractions of the price, leaving owners a choice about what to do with the $100k+ difference.
Ashen Fonseka Sep 01, 2012
Best vid in the whole world my favorite bike company and car company even though the Ducati won cause it was bike
Description: Autocar took a Nissan GT-R and a Ducati 1098S to the track to see which of the two were faster. The bike's power-to-weight ratio is almost as good as it gets at 150hp to 396 pounds. Having an almost 1...
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Zach Sullivan Sep 03, 2012
this video is so old still cool tho
Wyatt Gordon Sep 01, 2012
why does just about every article feature this ugly Datsun?
Serge Pankratov Sep 01, 2012
Long live the Godzilla! Put a couple mods on the gtr and it will outrun the vike in the straightaways =]
Pablo Herasme Sep 01, 2012
This sounded like a Animal Planet doc
Bruce-Almighty Tumblin Sep 01, 2012
@Andre, "cars move the body, bikes move your soul!"
Andre Vettorato Sep 01, 2012
I have both, amazing machines... The bike is more fun.. Gtr is great.. But anyone can drive it..
Description: The Citroen Survolt and Agni Z2 don't really do much racing in this video. There's the occasional moment where one will weave in front of the other but that's about it. Still, there's something awesom...
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Peter Papen Sep 03, 2012
Now I'm convinced that even electric vehicles can be sporty... Noooot..
Robert Valencik Sep 02, 2012
There going so slow that my gradmoter can beat them
Miranda Nearlydriftingondreams Pavelle Sep 01, 2012
The Citroen looks cool, though. :)
Brendan Bell Sep 01, 2012
They're only going like 25 mph
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William Downs Sep 01, 2012
Only in straight always and it would barley do that
John Jenkins Sep 01, 2012
alpha 12 for the win
Corey Mullis Sep 02, 2012
maybe you should. you could get an up close look at a real vehicle hahaha. no but seriously this lambo is perfect
Ben August Sep 01, 2012
Not sure about the wow factor statement. I've had countless conversations and made many good friends because I ride, yet never once have I ever wanted to befriend the local Lambo owners...