More Demon on superbike action when a Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 challenges the Dodge muscle car to a drag race.
Apparently, there has been a rash of superbikes popping up in the wilds of British Columbia ever since the start of spring. This makes sense--nobody wants to drive a bike in the winter, especially in Canada. It’s just not safe.
It’s also not safe to race a street bike in the winter given how wet British Columbia can get. But now that the weather is turning a little brighter, we’re seeing a whole bunch of very powerful bikes coming out of the woodwork to take on the current reigning champion of the drag strip: the Dodge Demon.
The Demon is a purpose-built machine living life a quarter-mile at a time. Its 6.2-L HEMI V8 has been supercharged to produce 840 horsepower and launch from zero to sixty in just 2.3 seconds. Dodge advertises the Demon’s quarter-mile time as being just 9.65 seconds, but this grey Demon racing at Mission Raceway is capable of running even faster.
Just before the race, the video below shows this Demon finishing a quarter-mile in just 9.32 seconds at 147 mph.
The bike driver is also no slouch. Riding atop a Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 is like riding on top of a rocket. Zero to sixty is advertised as taking just 2.5 seconds on its way to a top speed of 186 mph. It could go faster, but the Japanese manufacturer placed a limiter on it to abide by European legislation designed to keep drivers alive in the event of a crash.
Just before the race, we see the ZX-14 shoot the entire quarter-mile in just 9.05 seconds.
Has the Demon finally met its match? We’re fairly certain no mere car can dethrone this champion, but bikes have a power-to-weight ratio far superior to any mere muscle car. This’ll be a close race for sure, so check out the results in the video above.