Can a Lamborghini Aventador SVJ keep up with a Suzuki Hayabusa?
In the world of high performance motorcycles, few are held in such high esteem as the Suzuki GSX1300RR Hayabusa. For over two decades it has been one of the fastest accelerating bikes on the planet and is capable of sprinting just about anything else on two or four wheels. With that in mind, surely there’s no way a Lamborghini Aventador SVJ could hang?
The third-generation Hayabusa features a naturally aspirated 1,340cc inline-four producing a grand total of 190hp at 9,700rpm and 110lb-ft (150Nm) of torque at 7,000rpm /min. These are monumental numbers for a motorcycle and although the Suzuki is far from the most powerful production motorcycle, it can hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in less than 3 seconds and zip through the quarter mile in good less than 10 seconds.
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When pitted against the Aventador SVJ, the pressure is obviously on the driver to get a good launch and somehow try to match the Lamborghini’s brutal launch control system. When the two pull away from the line in the first race, the SVJ rider gets a slightly better launch but the Suzuki isn’t far behind and is able to close the gap before the quarter mile, eventually winning victory.
The second race is equally competitive, although the motorcyclist could not match the offline Lamborghini. However, as the race continued, the Suzuki began to cut the Aventador’s lead and take the win, crossing the finish line in 10.4 seconds compared to 10.7 seconds for the Italian supercar.
To top it off, a rolling race where, unsurprisingly, the Suzuki won another victory. However, host Mat Watson rightly points out that the SVJ can reach 217 mph (350 km/h) while the bike is limited to 186 mph (300 km/h) so on the highway the Lambo would have the advantage.