We’ve now seen the Model 3 Performance beats some serious competition. It recently took down a Corvette C8, crushed a supercharged Ford Mustang, beat a Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and nearly matched a 1,200 horsepower Nissan GT-R.
However, we’ve yet to see a Model 3 Performance up against a proper sportbike like the Yamaha RS6, so we were more than a bit surprised by the result of this race. If you recall, a Model 3 did get beaten by a Harley-Davidson Livewire electric motorcycle, so we thought for sure this RS6 would beat it too. It did not.
Unfortunately, we don’t know the particular year of the sportbike seen in the video, so we’re not exactly certain of it specs. The only bit of info we have to go on is this brief video description:
Racing my Model 3 Performance vs a Yamaha R6 sportbike.
Off to Wikipedia for some info on the RS6 then:
The YZF-R6 was introduced in 1999 as the supersport version of YZF-R1 superbike, and as a companion to the more street-oriented YZF600R sport bike which continued to be sold alongside the R6. The motorcycle featured Yamaha’s completely new engine design capable of producing over 108 hp (81 kW) while stationary. The R6 was the world’s first 600cc production four-stroke motorcycle producing over 100 hp (75 kW) in stock form.
In 2006, Yamaha advertised that the R6 had a redline of 17,500 rpm. This is 2,000 rpm higher than the previous R6 model and was