Wednesday, November 15, 2006


So, a few days ago I came across a site that offers a bit of perspective on the GSX-R1000. It's well known that motorcycles are dramatically faster than cars, even fast cars. But the fastest cars can outrun many bikes, as many of the exotics (cars) are now hitting the 2.8s to 3.5s range for zero to 60; same as sport bikes. But the gixer is a fast sport bike... fast acceleration, and really fast braking. Testing from 0 to 100 and back to 0, here's how they stacked up:

A1 GP - 8.40sec
Bugatti Veyron - 9.90sec
Suzuki GSX-R1000 - 10.70sec
Ariel Atom - 11.00sec
Ariel Atom 450 - 11.05sec
Ariel Atom - 11.05sec
Caterham CSR260 - 11.95sec
Brooke Double R - 12.50sec
Porsche 911 Turbo - 12.50sec
Ford Focus WRC - 13.57sec
Lamborghini Gallardo - 13.65sec
Ascari KZ1 - 13.80sec
Corvette Z06 - 13.80sec
Alpina B6 - 14.80sec
BMW M6 - 14.95sec
TVR Tuscan 2 - 15.00sec
BMW M5 - 15.20sec
Audi RS4 - 15.80sec
Aston Martin V8 Vantage - 15.81sec
BMW Z4M Roadster - 15.95sec
Porsche Cayman S - 16.46sec
Lotus Exige S - 16.60sec
Nissan 350Z - 18.80sec
Vauxhall Astra Sprint - 18.85sec
Vauxhall Astra VXR - 19.05sec
Renault Megane F1 - 20.55sec
Mazda 6 MPS - 21.00sec
Ford Focus ST - 21.35sec
Vauxhall Vectra - VXR - 22.35sec
Vauxhall Astra Thurlby - 22.65sec