Drag Race: electric bikes v. Ferrari, HP4 and Tesla's

Michael Mann - Web Editor, Bike Social
By Michael Mann
MannOnABike Web editor of Bike Social. Been riding bikes since he was four-years-old. Fast and smooth road rider, just about hangs on in a track day quick group.

Imagine the scene: you're standing on a clear runway with 6 vehicles infront of you.

Between them they make almost 2,000 bhp. There are three bikes and three cars, four of them are electric  but which will complete a 1/4 mile the quickest?

The brand new 691bhp Tesla Model S P85D? An ex-Italian SBK BMW S1000RR HP4? A £178,000 Ferrari? Or a 134bhp electric bike from a company that is best known for 3D printing?

Thankfully, YouTube has provided the answer but before you watch the video posted below, take a look at how the runners and riders line-up:




0 - 62 MPH

Approx. Price

Energica Ego

100 kW / 134 bhp

195 Nm / 144 ft. lbs @ 0 - 4,700rpm

3 seconds


Ferrari 458 Italia

419 kW / 562 bhp

540 Nm / 399 ft. lbs @6,000rpm

3.4 seconds


Tesla Roadster

225 kW /  302 bhp

370 Nm / 273 ft. lbs @ 0-5,400rpm

3.9 seconds


BMW S1000RR HP4 (ex-Italian SBK)

149 kW / 200 bhp

112 Nm / 82 ft. lbs @ 9,000rpm


£19,350 (road model with comp pack)

Zero S

40 kW / 54 bhp

92 Nm / 68 ft. lbs

4.8 seconds


Tesla Model S P85D

515 kW / 691 bhp

931 Nm / 687 ft. lbs @ 5,200rpm

3.1 seconds



We've ridden the Energica Ego, Zero S (not sure why the quicker SR model wasn't used in this test) and the road version of the mad BMW S1000RR HP4. Click on the links to read the reviews.

In the meantime, here's the 1m 47s video with the results.

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