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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-12-2004, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
 
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250 VS. Mustang GT

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Can a ninja 250 beat a Mustang GT off the line and 0-60. On my 250 I raced civics, integras, accords, and other ricers. I read on a couple motorcycle forums that a Mustang can beat a 250.

I looked at the stats and the 0-60 for a 250 is somewhere from 5 sec to 5.5 sec.
And stats for a 2001 Mustang GT is 5.9 sec to 6.1

I will race one soon.
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I' don't think so but I'd be interested in the results!

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racing a 250... lol...
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With stats so close (0-60 times you quoted), it would probably depend on the rider/driver to see who won. If I had to guess on the win, I would go with the Mustang though even though I'm not a fan of those cars.

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HMm, dunno about a 250, but anything bigger and i doubt it.
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Good Evening All-

There's no replacement for displacement. A new FoMoCo Mustang GT will beat a Kawasaki Ninja 250 in virtually any performance contest....assuming we're talking about the V8 motor, of course.

The little Kawasaki just doesn't have enough "grunt" to yank it off the line and get it racing towards 60 m.p.h. with authority.

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post #7 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-12-2004, 08:38 PM
 
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LMAO no way in hell a 250 can beat a good stang.
i seen a ninja 250 at the track waht a turd... my guess was a high
14 but i wasnt even close it ran a high 16 in the quarter at around
low 80s. a newer stang can hit 13s with ease at around 100mph
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Ninja 250 vs Mustang

Actually, I like this post. Statistically speaking, the race wouldn't be that far off. The best magazine test time I've seen for a Ninja 250 in the quarter mile was a 14.8. The current 260hp Mustang GT runs a 14.0. So, in a perfect world, the little Ninjette isn't that far behind.

However, I thnk that it would take a fairly skilled rider to extract the maximum performance out of a Ninja 250 in a dragrace. It would be hard not to bog the bike off the line. You really would have to launch that bike at high rpm and slip the clutch a lot to keep it in the powerband. (you probably already know this). Whereas, a V-8 powered car like the Mustang could use it's prodigous amount of torque to "walk outta the hole" pretty quickly without much drama.

Have fun and best of luck!
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Down one tooth might help too but your highway cruising RPM's will go up.
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post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-13-2004, 07:46 AM
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Drag racing cars against bikes is a bad idea. Too many ways for either vehicle to lose control off the line. Bike and car collisions don't usually fair well for the bike. Best done by comparing time slips.

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