Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Aurora, CO USA 80013
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!