10 Quickest Drag Bikes Ever Made
With the litany of Underground, Pro Street, and Funny Car dragsters, it is simple to get confused with all of the several types of designations, courses, and types. Sadly, the identical concern additionally plagues the motorcycle-racing part of the drag racing group, too.
As such, preserving observe of all of them generally is a little bit of a ache. And, to be trustworthy, relating to drag racing, there’s just one factor we’re concerned with: its quarter-mile times. The remaining (to us) is secondary.
So, in an effort to simplify issues a bit, we gathered up ten of the quickest drag bikes ever made and ranked them by their quarter-mile occasions.
10 Actual Avenue 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa – 8.7 Seconds
From the manufacturing facility, a Suzuki Hayabusa is a monster of a motorbike – Possessing almost 1,300 cc’s in its four-cylinder engine. For any regular human being, that’d be lots, however not for professional drag racers!
Pictured above is a 2008 Actual Avenue Suzuki Hayabusa. Nonetheless, it isn’t your customary Hayabusa. This one, consider it or not, is turbocharged. Sure, you learn that accurately: a turbocharged 1,300 cc liter-bike.
Due to the forced-induction system, this specific ‘Busa has ~650-hp and may rise up to 264 MPH!
9 Brandon Teasley’s Nitrous Boosted Kawasaki ZX-14 – 7.58 Seconds
Again in 2019, the Actual Avenue drag racing sequence had a contest on the Maryland Worldwide Raceway. There, we acquired to see among the world’s quickest drag bikes, together with Brandon Teasley’s Kawasaki ZX-14.
Much like the Hayabusa, the ZX-14 is an enormous liter-bike that is goal constructed for precisely these kinds of eventualities. Mix that with a nitrous-oxide enhance, and you have some severe horsepower. No marvel Teasley might end the 1/4-mile in underneath 8-seconds…
8 Brock All Motor ‘Grudge’ Hayabusa – ~7.4 Seconds
Brock, a elements producer and bike tuner, is a beloved firm in drag racing circles. Like Akrapovič, Dynojet, Edge, and so forth, Brock has an extended historical past of extremely modified sport bikes. Of all of them, their All Motor ‘Grudge’ Hayabusa is (simply) our favourite.
Whereas on observe on the Kilkare Dragway in 2010, the Brock Hayabusa had a number of recorded occasions. Amongst them was a sub-7-second quarter-mile (7.4), in addition to a 7.9-second run in a while.
7 Hans-Henrik Thomsen All-Electrical Racing Bike – ~6.8 Seconds
An all-electric technique of prompt torque supply is just not unique to vehicles alone. No, hybrid AND electrical designs have additionally discovered their manner into bikes, particularly drag bikes. Right this moment, we’re centered on only one, although. None aside from Hans-Hendrik Thomsen’s electrical drag bike…
As we talked about above, an all-electric engine has a number of benefits in comparison with an everyday combustion engine. After all, there’s the environmental influence, however (extra importantly) there’s instantaneous torque supply. As such, the off-the-line acceleration in Thomsen’s electrical bike is ludicrous! If solely all-electric automobiles had the identical top-end as regular ones.
6 Jeremy Teasley’s Professional Avenue Turbo Suzuki GSXR 1000 – 6.42 Seconds
Whereas Brandon Teasley has his boosted Kawasaki ZX-14, his brother (Jeremy Teasley) has his personal drag-racing bike: a Professional Avenue class turbocharged Suzuki GSXR 1000.
Though Jeremy’s bike is almost 400 cc’s smaller than Brandon’s, its the forced-induction setup that places it above the bigger ZX-14. Additionally, there’s the distinction in curb-weight, in addition to rider response occasions.
In any case, a file can both be received or misplaced within the span of some milliseconds.
5 Tii Tharpe’s Prime Gasoline Harley Dragster – 6.16 Seconds
Profitable a world championship title is not any straightforward feat, whatever the sport you are collaborating in. If it is motorsports, that you must not solely be a talented rider/driver, but in addition have car to drive.
Fortunately for Tii Tharpe, he has each (and a few)! After profitable the Top Fuel Harley title in 2018, he went on to defend his championship the following season; racking up extra wins and sooner occasions! All through the occasions he and his Harley set, a 6.16 second quarter-mile was his highest.
4 Chris Matheson’s IHRA 400 Drag Bike – 6.04 Seconds
Sufficient American rivals, now let’s divert our consideration to the ‘land down underneath’ – Australia. To be particular, the IHRA 400East Coast Nationals and its 2016 winner: Chris Matheson.
While you get to this sort of degree of efficiency, the bikes now not resemble something that they as soon as have been. Relatively, a completely custom-fabricated drag monster that’ll actually break necks.
In Matheson’s finest runs, he managed nicely underneath the seven-second mark; getting each 6.5 seconds AND 6.04. Not dangerous in any respect, however nowhere close to the world quickest…
3 Korry Hogan’s Prime Gasoline Bike – 5.789 Seconds
Up subsequent is a motorbike that also seems type of like its authentic design: Korry Hogan’s Prime Gasoline “billet ‘Busa” bike. Nonetheless, simply because it isn’t fully redone does not imply it is not quick as heck.
Hogan suffered a severe crash almost a decade in the past (2011), he did not let that cease him from setting data. Beforehand, he had managed to set a quarter-mile time of 5.789 seconds. It goes to point out that you must by no means surrender, no matter how troublesome issues could seem…
2 Peter Svensson’s UEM Prime Gasoline Bike – 5.7 Seconds
Earlier than we get to our primary slot, lets observe the earlier world file holder: Swedish rider Peter Svensson. Svensson would take this win in August of 2012 on the Tierp Area.
Of the runs Svensson took, his quickest was the (then) world’s quickest of 5.709 seconds. Together with that, he hit a max of 236.54 MPH nearly three-years prior; placing him seventeenth overall for top speed.
1 Larry ‘Spiderman’ McBride’s Prime Gasoline Drag Bike – 5.61 Seconds
For our remaining slot, we’ve got the world’s quickest drag racing bike to grace our presence – Larry ‘Spiderman’ McBride’s Prime Gasoline bike. The file he set again in 2017 is but to be overwhelmed, although not for lack of making an attempt.
As we had said final 12 months relating to McBride’s bike, his Prime Gasoline bike has been lauded as one of the greatest drag bikes ever made. It is actually memorable, too. If not for its pace and time-sheets, then for McBride’s Spiderman jumpsuit.
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