According to fastestmotorcycle.org and apart from the very rare and limited edition Dodge Tomahawk, the Suzuki Hayabusa is the fastest motorbike in the world:
“This Japanese origin motorcycle is using 1340 cc, 4 stroke, four cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16 valve engine. This Suzuki manufactured motorcycle can reach 248 mph (392 km/h) on its top speed. The power can be produced is 197 horsepower (147 kw) @ 6750 rpm.”
In short it’s like greased lightning.
This season it felt very much like Pep Guardiola had unearthed the human equivalent in the form of Leroy Sané .
Two specific recent moments provide this impression:
No.1: The way Leroy left Hector Bellerin in his dust to score after just 5 minutes from a Kevin De Bruyne assist in the 2-2 draw with Arsenal.
No.2: The goal against Southampton where we witnessed our young hero turn on the afterburners, making an 100m dash, surely of Olympic standards, to notch a goal with KDB again providing the pass. This sprint was so impressive that it led to spontaneous chants of “Le-roy, Le-roy” from the City faithful.
In terms of pure speed, not too far behind the Hayabusa, we have the Kawasaki Ninja H2R:
“The Kawasaki Ninja H2 is a “supercharged supersport” class motorcycle in the Ninja sportbike series, manufactured by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, featuring a variable-speed centrifugal-type supercharger.”
Raheem Sterling, anyone?
We missed the blistering pace of our own Ninja in several games with Pep playing KDB out on the right and then effectively going wingless in other games in order to produce ‘more passes.’
However many would argue that City need those fabulous bursts of acceleration on both sides in order to bring us the success we deserve.
With Leroy on the left and Raheem on the right we have a two-pronged wing attack force well capable of going from zero to blue blur in a matter of seconds.
Here’s hoping Guardiola will use both of our superbikes next season.
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