Kawasaki Ninja Going 300km/h Gets Passed By a Station Wagon

On the freeways, it’s common to see a Kawasaki Ninja rev up next to the nicest sports car on the road and then promptly rocket away at blazing fast speeds. Kawasakis and other sports bikes in a similar caliber all seem to take too much pride in their ability to outrun most factory model performance automobiles. And from this, we get the rare opportunity to see one eat dust. What was that station wagon you saw fly by? It was none other than Audi’s RS 6. A mainline beast tucked into a slim performance body alongside the best German engineering. Only on the autobahn or similar freeway could one expect to see an Audi taking the road by storm. Thankfully, Germans understand the need for speed.

Kawasaki Ninja Rarely Accepts Second Place

The Kawasaki Ninja series of motorcycles have been in existence since the early 1980s. Often cited as the source of reckless abandon we see on highways, it’s played a pivotal role in shaping how other manufacturers design their sport motorcycles. From the get-go, we see a bike capable of 148 hp and 76.1 lb-ft of torque – nothing to bat an eyelash. With a 0-60 mph time in just 3.12 seconds, it’s well equipped to beat out almost any factory-build sports car in class. It’s quarter mile time is 10.02 seconds with a finishing speed of 146 mph. What Chevy Corvette is going to take that head on? Okay, there was that one race in Thailand with the 125 cc Honda Scooter racing a full on CBR 1000… But strange things happen in Thailand.

With a good driver, however, Kawasaki Ninjas are able to make full use of their acceleration to maintain the lead they need to win quite a few pivotal races. Against a similarly equipped Honda CBR250R, the Kawasaki takes a clean first place. When placed up against similar bikes in its class – it generally outperforms. So what gives with the Audi station wagon?

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This is no ordinary RS 6, though. With factory upgrade features, this Audi can house a mean V10 twin turbo shock capable of well over 500 hp. It’s what Car and Driver refers t