Drag race is a common method among YouTubers to test the performance and capabilities of motorcycles side-by-side.
This is a drag race competition between Bajaj Pulsar NS160, Apache RTR 160 and Hero Xtreme 160R. These are the most popular bikes in the 160-cc segment in India. This segment might seem a lot similar to the 150-cc segment. But there are some key differences. The regular 150-cc bikes aim to strike a balance between being practical, comfortable and affordable. Generally, the 160-cc segment motorbikes have a slight edge in terms of performance while possessing all the characteristics of the 150-cc bikes. That puts them in a special place. Let us take a look at the details of this latest drag race.
Pulsar NS160 vs RTR 160 vs Xtreme 160R Drag Race
This post comes from SR Motoworld on YouTube. It captures the vlogger performing a professional drag race competition between these bikes. To maintain consistency and accuracy of results, they switch riders in all 3 rounds. In the first round, the vlogger takes the Apache RTR 160. It takes the lead from the beginning but by the time they arrive at the finish line, the Hero Xtreme becomes the winner. For the second and third rounds, a similar story takes place. But the end result remains the same. The Hero Xtreme 160R emerged as the undisputed winner of this competitive drag race.
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Toward the latter part of the video, the vlogger performs 0-60 km/h and 0-100 km/h acceleration tests of all three bikes. Firstly, the Bajaj Pulsar NS160 achieves a 0-60 km/h acceleration time of an impressive 4.50 secs and takes 15.50 secs to reach the 100 km/h speed. Then comes the Hero Xtreme 160 which takes just 4.20 secs to reach 60 km/h and a mind-blowing 12.53 secs to reach 100 km/h from a standstill. Finally, the Apache RTR was able to achieve the same feat in 4.43 secs and 15.22 secs respectively. The Hero Xtreme emerges victorious here too.
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What We Think
Lately, YouTubers have embraced a popular trend of using drag races to assess and compare the performance of different motorcycles. However, it’s crucial to recognize that relying solely on drag races for these assessments might not be the wisest choice. The concern arises because drag races can potentially inflict long-term damage on motorcycles, as most bikes aren’t built for continuous high-speed, straight-line racing. Hence, we strongly advise against attempting drag races with your own motorcycles. In reality, the majority of riders don’t push their bikes to such extreme limits due to safety concerns and the potential risk of harming themselves and their vehicles.
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