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Ducati races chopper on air strip

We’ve seen videos of drag races before between jets and motorcycles, supercars and motorcycles, but never a motorcycle versus a chopper – vertical-lift tilt rotor aircraft, that is.

This video doesn’t really prove anything except that the rider always gets the pretty girls!

It shows an Italian AgustaWestland AW609, the world’s first civilian tiltrotor to hit the production line, against the Ducati Panigale.

It was never going to be a fair race.

AgustaWestland’s newest twin-turbine AW169 help can carry up to 10 passengers and has a maximum speed of 337km/h.

While the Panigale is no slouch, the 1200cc twin has 150kW and atop speed of 325km/h.

Close, but no cigar. However, as we pointed out, the rider always gets the girl!