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Is this a good question?

How come Land Speed Records for Cars get higher speeds than motorcycles? (Even though they're less aerodynamic?) Is it because more rocket can be packed onto a car, as compared to a motorbike?

Posted, and flagged for a move to Engineering: What are the biggest reasons that Cars get higher Land Speed Records than motorcycles'?

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    $\begingroup$ Sorry. you posted on Physics even though you believe it doesn't belong here?!? Why? $\endgroup$ – dmckee --- ex-moderator kitten Aug 21 '15 at 22:11
  • $\begingroup$ @dmckee - Wasn't really thinking... Apparently... $\endgroup$ – Malady Aug 21 '15 at 22:14
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Such a question would probably fall afoul of our engineering policy. There are many, many factors to consider, a number of which are simply not physics. In fact you've already covered the physics -- the aerodynamics. Factors such as difficulty of construction and human safety (do you want to be going at supersonic speeds with just a leather jacket protecting you?) would be needed to answer the question.

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  • $\begingroup$ So... Move to Engineering.Meta? If you think so, go ahead and flag... $\endgroup$ – Malady Aug 21 '15 at 13:13
  • $\begingroup$ @Qmechanic - Do you agree with Chris? If you do, could you move this to Engineering.meta? $\endgroup$ – Malady Aug 21 '15 at 19:28
  • $\begingroup$ "do you want to be going at supersonic speeds with just a leather jacket protecting you?" If you haven't seen The World's Fastest Indian you might like it. About a guy who set a land speed record for small displacement motorcycles. And yeah, I'm too chicken. $\endgroup$ – dmckee --- ex-moderator kitten Oct 21 '15 at 0:26
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    $\begingroup$ Just to help close out an older meta thread. The land speed record question was migrated to Engineering but is too broad of a question for the Engineering site. It was closed on Engineering and the migration was rejected which sent the question back to Physics. $\endgroup$ – user74811 Oct 22 '15 at 19:02

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