Do you dream of owning or riding a super-fast motorcycle? If you have enough money, you might wonder which one to buy. Naturally, you’d want the fastest one. Right? Check out this list of the top ten fastest motorcycles in the world.
10 Aprilia RSV 1000R Mille, 175 mph
Between 1998 and 2011, Aprilia designed the Aprilia RSV 1000R Mille model. It runs on a 998 cc V-Twin liquid-cooled engine and can reach up to 175 miles per hour. It can go from 0 to 60 in only 3.1 seconds and has a maximum power of 142.95 HP @ 10000 rpm, with a maximum torque of 107.0 Nm @ 7500 rpm.
In addition to its impressive performance, this motorcycle boasts a gorgeous design and high-quality seat. The combination of horsepower and engine-frame-suspension-brakes creates an incredibly smooth ride. It’s perfect for expert riders, especially on the race track.
9 Yamaha YZF R1, 182 mph
The Yamaha YZF R1 is an impressive and speedy motorcycle made by the Japanese manufacturer Yamaha. This new model boasts a cross-plane engine, short wheelbase chassis, and state-of-the-art electronics with MotoGP DNA. Yamaha has also updated the Quick Shift System on the bike, making it easier for riders to shift gears without using the clutch.
Its 998 CC, liquid-cooled, 16-valve inline four-cylinder DOHC engine can produce a maximum power of 200 HP at 13500 rpm and a maximum torque of 112.4 Nm at 11500 rpm. The Inertial Measurement Unit continually senses the 3D chassis motion, which helps to control front wheel lift, traction, slides, braking, and launches.
8 MV Agusta F4 1000R, 186 mph
The MV Augusta F4 1000 R is the second series of the F4 1000 motorcycle made by Italian manufacturer Agusta. Released in 2007, this limited-edition superbike is one of the fastest motorcycles available due to its updated 174 bhp engine.
It features forged black Brembo wheels, Brembo Monobloc radial brakes, a Sachs rear shock absorber, and a carbon-nitride-coated Marzocchi upside-down fork. Its 1000 CC, DOHC liquid-cooled engine does not use the TSS system. The MV Augusta F4 1000 R can go from 0 to 100 km/h in only 3.1 seconds, with a maximum power of 74 bhp @ 11,900 rpm and a maximum torque of 111 Nm @ 10,000 rpm.
7 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R, 186 mph
The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R, built by Japanese manufacturer Kawasaki, is currently the fastest motorcycle commercially available on the market. This powerful machine can go from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.7 seconds and is renowned for its success on the drag strip, earning it the title of King of the Quarter Mile.
The Ninja ZX-14R is equipped with a 6-speed transmission and wet multi-disc clutch. Under the hood, the Ninja ZX-14R boasts a 1441cc 16-valve, four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, inline-four engine that can generate a maximum power of 197.3 bhp @ 10,000 rpm. Its refined design and advanced onboard electronics make it ideal for track and backroad riding.
6 BMW S1000RR, 188 mph
The BMW Motorrad sportbike was created for the 2009 Superbike World Championship. Powered by a 999cc, inline four-cylinder engine, it produces an impressive 207 horsepower and 83 lb-ft of torque at 11,000 RPM. It has a top speed of 188 miles per hour and a lightweight frame.
The engine is paired with a 6-speed gearbox featuring a bi-directional quick-shifter and ShiftCam Technology. The 2019 model has an updated electronics package and a six-axis IMU that powers the cornering ABS and Dynamic Traction Control. Overall, this is one of the fastest motorcycles on the market.
5 Suzuki Hayabusa, 188–194 mph
Introduced by Suzuki in 1999, the Suzuki Hayabusa is one of their fastest superbikes. It has a lightweight and rigid twin-spar aluminum frame. Powered by a 1340 cc, four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-cylinder 16-valve engine, it reaches a maximum power of 197 HP @ 9500 rpm.
The Hayabusa’s exceptional handling allows for smooth riding on the highway, precise control in tight corners, and stability in sweeping turns. Its sleek, aerodynamic bodywork creates a new category, allowing the sportbike to glide like a peregrine falcon through the wind. The fully adjustable KYB-supplied suspension provides superbike-caliber handling, while the fully floating dual front brake rotors ensure reliable stopping power.
4 Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird, 194 mph
The Honda CBR1100XX is the fastest sports tourer motorcycle produced by Honda. Manufactured from 1996 to 2007, and in 1997, it won the title of the fastest production motorcycle by beating the renowned Kawasaki ZX-11. Powered by a 1137cc, water-cooled 4-stroke, 16-valve DOHC, inline-4 cylinders engine, it can reach a maximum speed of 194 mph, making it the fourth fastest motorcycle in the world.
Also, it attains a maximum torque of 124 Nm @ 7250 rpm. Apart from its impressive speed, this motorcycle is also known for its exceptional handling, reliability, comfort, and affordability. The dual counter balancer shaft ensures a smooth ride on this superbike.
3 MTT Turbine Superbike Y2K, 227 mph
The MTT Turbine Superbike, created by Marine Turbine Technologies, is a unique motorcycle with the Guinness World Record for being the most expensive production motorcycle. Its design allows it to convert heat energy from the exhaust into output power. It features a carbon fiber seat fairing, a rear-mounted camera, a fuel tank unit, and an improved cooling system.
The Turbine Superbike Y2K, produced between 2000 and 2005, is a wheel-driven motorcycle powered by a Rolls-Royce 250-C18 turboshaft engine that runs on diesel fuel. When riding this bike at its top speed of 227 miles per hour, riders experience a sensation like piloting a fighter jet.
2 Kawasaki Ninja H2R, Over 206–249 mph
The Kawasaki Ninja H2R is a track-only motorcycle and currently the fastest production superbike available. It has a 998 CC supercharged DOHC inline-4 engine, delivering an incredible top speed of 206–249 miles per hour. Kawasaki Heavy Industries manufactured this motorcycle featuring a lightweight trellis frame that offers improved strength and control.
Inspired by MotoGP and F1 racers, Kawasaki has included a dog-ring transmission for fast and smooth shifting. The bike also utilizes racing slick tires and does not have indicators or mirrors. Its highly efficient Kawasaki supercharger helps to achieve incredible acceleration, with a maximum power of 310hp @ 14000rpm and a maximum torque of 156 Nm @ 12500rpm.
1 Dodge Tomahawk, 300-420 mph
Reaching a top speed of 420 mph, the Dodge Tomahawk is the fastest motorcycle ever produced. Unveiled by Dodge in 2003, this superbike provides a retro-style design with four wheels: two front and two rear wheels. Powered by a 500-horsepower, 8.3-liter, V10 SRT10 engine inspired by the Dodge Viper sports car, it can go from 0 to 60 miles in just 1.5 seconds!
Also, the bike can attain a maximum torque of 712 Nm @ 4200 rpm. However, due to its unconventional design, the Tomahawk weighs 680 kg. Its two front and rear wheels sprung independently, allowing it to lean into corners and countersteer like a motorcycle.