A 500bhp, 8-second GSX-R

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Ethan Barkley’s Suzuki GSX-R1000 isn’t necessarily notable for what it does have — 500bhp — but rather what it doesn’t. Running in the Pro Street class, it doesn’t use slicks, wheelie bars or traction control, just an extended swingarm, lowered front and a whole host of Brock’s Performance parts. An 8.58-second 1/4-mile is pretty damn impressive, ollies when he closes the throttle more so.

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  • Andres Freire

    Love IIcon.

  • Glenngineer

    I’d call it a bunny hop, but goddamn thats impressive.

  • TuffGong

    Very impressive.Less impressive is that big ass bucket of an Icon helmet…limited size shells anyone??

  • Edward

    @ 1.37 in the video, it looks like his 1/4 mile time is 7.596, not the 8.58 you mention in the article.

  • Devin

    The crazy thing about sub 10 second drag racers is that when the vehicle gets all squirly, where must people would close the throtle, they hammer it. This guy doesn’t after an ollie.

    • dux [87 CBR600, 95 XR600R]

      Well, that’s because he’s in mid-air

      • Devin

        Man, I meant to say “does it” not doesn’t. I was trying to say how impressed I was with him.

  • pplassm

    What’s an ollie?

  • donniedarko

    holy shvt!!