After working out the power-to-weight ratios of the new Honda Fireblade and Suzuki GSX-R1000, I thought I’d look into some others…
2016 BMW S1000RR – 0.94bhp/kg
2016 Kawasaki ZX-10R – 0.96bhp/kg
2017 FireBlade – 0.97bhp/kg
2017 GSX-R1000 – 0.99bhp/kg
2016 Yamaha R1M – 0.99bhp/kg
2016 Ducati Panigale R – 1.10bhp/kg
2016 Kawasaki H2R – 1.42bhp/kg. That’s a whopping 1457bhp/ton.
The £2.3million Koenigsegg One:1 is the world’s first production car to make one Megawatt – 1341bhp – so its power to weight ratio is 1.341bhp/kg, or 1368bhp/ton.
Put another way, the eye-wateringly expensive H2R will set you back £133/bhp. The Koenigsegg is a slightly richer £1715/bhp. The other bikes here are around £75/bhp.
Scientifically, bikes are a bargain!