Watch this Tesla Mannequin Y vs. Sur Ron electrical motorcycle in weirdest EV drag race ever
The Sur Ron electric trail bike is probably going the best-selling mild electrical bike within the US. As a benchmark for inexpensive electrical motorbikes, it’s been the star of plenty of matchups before. These matchups usually pit the bike towards different electrical bikes or even gas-powered motorcycles, however at this time we have been handled to a special kind of drag race: a Sur Ron vs. a Tesla Mannequin Y Efficiency.
Tesla Mannequin Y vs. Sur Ron e-moto drag race
And with the cult favourite standing of the Sur Ron electrical motorcycle, it was solely a matter of time earlier than the 2 widespread EVs confronted off towards one another.
As you possibly can think about, there isn’t a lot of a contest right here. The Sur Ron’s 6kW motor is definitely punchy, as Electrek’s personal Fred Lambert quickly discovered in his review of the bike. However that small, air-cooled motor is not any match for the north of 450kW offered by the Tesla Mannequin Y Efficiency.
As you possibly can see within the matchup carried out on the Driven by Jordan YouTube channel, the race was over practically earlier than it started with the Mannequin Y handily besting the Sur Ron.
Impressively, the Sur Ron truly appears to hold with the Mannequin Y for the primary 20 meters or so (although a slight false begin might need helped). And the bike’s energy and torque are each evident from the rider needing to lean far out over the bars to maintain the entrance wheel down.
Although that being stated, there are nonetheless a myriad of issues improper with this example. The race is carried out on a public highway. In a residential space. Downhill. With a motorbike that isn’t road authorized. And a rider that isn’t sporting a helmet. And each drivers are unfamiliar with the brand new autos. Sigh. Want I am going on?
So whereas completely nothing about this example ought to ever be repeated, it at the least offers us a uncommon likelihood to see two of the preferred client EVs from very totally different classes demonstrating what uncooked electrical energy and torque appears to be like like.
This isn’t the primary 6-wheeled EV drag race we’ve seen these days. A couple of months in the past, a Zero SR/F electric motorcycle raced a Tesla Model 3, and much more not too long ago we noticed a Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle race a Model 3 down an 1/eighth mile strip.
Each of these races have been in fact rather more even contests, whereas the Sur Ron vs. Mannequin Y showdown had a little bit of a power-to-weight ratio mismatch.
You may see the total video under, although I like to recommend beginning at round 8.5 minutes in, until you’re into watching a bunch of youngsters show some peak YouTube vlogging.
If you wish to see a equally stunning white-on-white Tesla Mannequin Y in decidedly extra real-world utilization, take a look at Electrek‘s publisher Seth Weintraub’s Model Y Diary series the place he particulars the supply and testing of his new Mannequin Y.
And lastly, I simply wish to level out yet another time that nobody ought to ever experience one in every of these Sur Ron bikes with no helmet, particularly on public roads. If Simon Cowell could break his spine on a high-powered electric motorbike in his garden, think about what a road curb may do to you.
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