Mayweather vs. Pacquiao. West Germany vs. Hungary. Every sport gets one outing that stands above all others, a single match that defines it in the eyes of everyone.
Football had The Play. The NBA had the All-Star Game.
Without hyperbole, I can easily say that this is ours.
A 230 HP Kart Fireblade, a kart so powerful it almost has its own racing class, vs. a Suzuki GSX 1300, a motorcycle we need not introduce. Huh, I know what you’re thinking, a go-kart and a bike? Really? This isn’t just any kart, and that isn’t just any motorcycle. They each represent the top of their class, some of the best vehicles money can buy. They each stand majestically in their own worlds, with no competitors to match up to them.
Joking aside, though, it really is no shock the motorcycle looks to crush the kart, but the fact that the Fireblade can hang in there, neck to neck with a beast of a machine that regularly eats 170 MPH like it was nothing; well, that’s a particular moment.
The event occurred at the SCC500 Deutsche Meisterschaft Rolling50, an event not known too well outside of the German racing world. The race wasn’t really an official outing, more of a display of the power and capability of the Fireblade, which was rigorously submitted to some of the best engineering talents in the world.
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