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Kawasaki Ninja H2R Smokes 1,100 BHP Nissan Skyline

The Nissan Skyline has been one of the most iconic muscle cars of modern times, and has won countless showdowns with all sorts of rivals. An excellent platform for engine tuning, the Skyline reaching north of 1,000 horsepower has become a common thing.
Kawasaki Ninja H2R preparing to show thie Nissan Skyline who's the boss 1 photo
This beast no longer represents the pinnacle of muscle car aftermarket engineering, but the most viciously powerful Skylines are still fearsome opponents in drag races, and will give others a run for the money more than often.

However, not even a 1,100 bhp Skyline can pose a real threat to a superbike whose peak power "only" reaches past the 300 hp bar. While in the world of souped-up cars 1,100 bhp is a figure that won't leave anyone gasping, a motorcycle that can produce 300 horsepower in stock trim is close to being almost surreal.

Such brute power can rival MotoGP bikes, which are the most technologically-advanced two-wheelers on Earth, with tremendous acceleration and incredible efficiency in transferring that power to the ground.Few cars can give superbikes a run for their money
In fact, we sort of knew the outcome of this race, simply because we know that a 200 hp superbike would usually need a 1,200-1,300 bhp car to level things and make the battle more even. Few of the modern cars can keep up with the likes of the BMW S1000RR on the track, especially when the rider is also a bit on the "crazy side".

As this was a drag race, we knew that the H2R would take a slightly slower start and would gradually become more powerful as speed and revs go up. We saw the Ninja losing a similar battle with a 1,350 bph Nissan GT-R, which is the spiritual offspring of the Skyline, so we know that the H2R is not invincible, but simply damn hard to beat,


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