No sensation in the world can compare to riding or driving a motorbike. Some even say the experience is almost like being able to fly.
With a mere glance at the most powerful of these machines, you can almost feel the rush of adrenaline pumping through your veins. So which models will have you cruising through the streets like the champion you are? Check out the following ten fastest motorbikes in the world:
1. MTT Turbine Superbike Y2K
This list of the world’s fastest bikes starts with the MTT Turbine Superbike, which is also called by some as the Y2K Turbine Superbike. A brainchild of Ted McIntyre, this wheel-driven motorbike gets its power from a turbo shaft engine and hails from Marine Turbine Technologies. With a capacity to reach 370 kilometers per hour, this mighty bike will surely have jaws dropping as you whiz by on it.
The MTT Turbine Superbike has a weight of approximately 230 kilograms and can hold up to 34 liters of fuel. Valued at a whopping 175,000 USD, it certainly deserves the worldwide recognition of being the “most expensive production motorcycle” as well as the “most powerful production motorcycle.”
2. Suzuki HayabusaThe Suzuki Hayabusa is definitely part of the top 10 fastest bikes in the world. Engineered by Suzuki, the Hayabusa packs a lot of speed into its ultra-hip and sleek form. It has the ability to go as fast as 320 kilometers per hour and is known for the high level of comfort it offers to riders.
The Japanese name Hayabusa means Pergerine Falcon, a bird which has the capacity to achieve speeds exceeding 180 miles per hour or approximately 290 kilometers per hour and preys on the common blackbird. The motorbike certainly lived up to its name when, in the year 1999, it became the fastest production motorcycle at the time, overtaking the Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird. Priced at 11,999 USD, the Suzuki Hayabusa is worth every penny.
3. Kawasaki Ninja ZZR 1400
The ZZR has always been regarded as one of the most excellent and most sought after motorcycles in the world. With the introduction of the Kawasaki Ninja ZZR 1400, or simply ZZR 1400 to people outside the United States, all the other ZZR models were overshadowed.
Holding up to 22 liters of fuel, the ZZR 1400 has a top speed of 185 miles or 299 kilometers per hour and has the ability to accelerate from 0 mph to 60 mph in just under 3 seconds. The ZZR 1400, to this day, has held its own against the fastest motorbikes to ever be created.
4. BMW S1000RR
Who can neglect to include the BMW S1000RR in this list of the fastest motorcycles in the world? Originally made by BMW Motorrad, this sport bike was introduced in Munich in the year 2008 and in the Superbike World Championship a year later.
Sporting a 999 cc inline-4 engine, the BMW S1000RR can have every other motorbike eating its dust with a speed of 305 kilometers per hour. The newer model’s engine capacity, compression ratio, torque, power output, and bore and stroke are exactly like those of the original with the exception of the rear sprocket, which now comes with an extra tooth for better acceleration.
5. MV Agusta F4 R 312
Introduced in the year 2007 by MTT, the MV Agusta F4 R 312 model is somewhat similar to the earlier F4 1000 R version. However, the MV Agusta F4 R 312 comes with a much more powerful 1078 cc engine and has the amazing top speed of 195 miles or 314 kilometers per hour.
With the crispness that the EFI fuel system adds, one can ride this motorcycle easily, even on slick and wet surfaces. Though its appearance is bested by the F3 model, the F4 remains the quickest Agusta motorbike.
6. MV Agusta F4 Tamburini
Released in the year 2005, this particular model is a special F4 1000 S edition. With a top speed of 307 kilometers per hour and the first ever of its kind to boast the Torque Shift System (TSS), the MV Agusta F4 Tamburini gets its name from its creator – Massimo Tamburini. With the exception of the fuel tank, this bike’s bodywork is made of carbon fiber. Only 300 bikes were manufactured.
7. Yamaha YZF- R1
One of the world’s fastest bikes is the Yamaha YZF- R1, which can go as fast as 297 kilometers per hour. Its seven-level Traction Control System makes it easier for the rider to achieve better traction, while its cutting-edge footrest is another ingenious addition.
The bike was launched with the infinitely better and more compact Genesis engine, which Yamaha redesigned. At the time it was introduced, in the year 1998, the Yamaha YZF-R1 bike took the true liter class (1,000 cc) closer to what a genuine racing motorbike should be.
8. Suzuki GSX- R1000
Taking the place of the GSX-R 1100, the Suzuki GSX- R1000 saw the light of day in the year 2001, when it was introduced by the company. Its debut was a successful one, owing to its impressive top speed of 285 kilometers per hour as well as its all-new and extremely hip bodywork and style.
The sport bike is powered by a 999 cc, four-stroke, four-cylinder, sixteen-valve, TSCC, DOHC engine and comes with a new suspension set-up as well as a new chassis.
9. Honda CBR 1000 RRWhen it comes to the fastest motorcycles in the world, the Honda CBR1000 RR certainly deserves a good mention. This extraordinary bike was introduced by Honda in the year 2004, and it has the jaw-dropping capacity to reach speeds of up to 291 kilometers per hour with its 999 cc, inline four-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine.
More commonly known as the Fireblade, this superbike has been widely used by participants of international races such as the World Superbike Championship.
10. Aprilia RSV4This motorcycle made its debut in Milan, Italy at the International Piaggio Group Convention in 2008. A year later, the company launched the bike for racing at the 2009 Superbike World Championship. With this bike, which has a 999.6 cc V4 engine, you can achieve a maximum speed of 175 miles or 281 kilometers per hour.