The at-the-limit performance of bikes like the Suzuki Hayabusa may seem a touch irrelevant. Power figures nudging 200bhp just aren’t within the exploitable realm of mortal men, right? But this is America, damn it, and not only is bigger better, but we even have a sport dedicated to heavy, long, ridiculously powerful motorcycles. It’s called drag racing and, according to Ricky Gadson, the 2012 Kawasaki ZX-14R is pretty damn fast. What do you call a Ninja that eats Blackbird-eating hawks?

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