It is said that motorcycles are incomparable to any other mode of transport, and that the enthusiast is a breed of their own. Among the racing community, it is also said that 2 wheels are better than 4. There is no doubt that ‘biking’ has remained popular ever since it’s first conception and has now brought forward the making of “super bikes”. Here then are some bikes that may be referred to as super bikes but what ever you call them they are perhaps the fastest 10 bikes available today.
Ducati 1098S:169 mph
This bike has a top recorded speed of 169mph. It was first introduced to test the speeds back in 2007. And to be honest, technological advanced bikes were barely to be found in the market as compared to what we have today. The engine on this bike has 4 valves per cylinder and is a liquid cooled, 1099cc L-twin. It was available in 3 main colors; red, white, black and a special edition which was in pure red.
BMW K 1200S: 174 mph
From bi-cycles to hot rod motorbikes, BMW is a brand well known in 2 and 4 wheel automotive industry. Introduced in 2004, this super bike is capable of hitting a top speed of 174mph. The BMW K1200 is also achieving 0 – 100 kilometers an hour in around 2.8 seconds. The engine is again liquid cooled with 16 valves and 4 cylinders. Apart from its speed and performance, this is still considered amongst the best of the super bikes built by BMW engineers.
Aprilia RSV1000 Mille: 175 mph
Achieving speeds of 175mph, the engine on this super bike is made in Austria by Rotax, is a V-twin 988cc. This bike has been around since 2004 and has proven to be very popular among speed bikers. However Aprilia RSV had to face many challenges with replicas. Since the bike became so popular among the speed lovers and was economical to afford as well, other bike manufacturers also came into the scene by copying Aprilia’s design.
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14: 176 mph
This bike boasts a 1052cc, 4 cylinders, 4 valves, liquid cooled engine that can obtain speeds of 185mph. One of the features of this bike is that it has a somewhat huge gas tank that can hold up to 22 liters. Apart from this, the bike won several awards till 2007 including the best-designed bike of the year and also the most powerful bike of 2007. Currently, Kawasaki Ninja ZZR 1400 ranks at number 7 on our list top 10 fastest bikes in the world.
MV Agusta F4 1100 CC: 185 mph
The top speed of this bike is said to be 185mph. This has a 16 valve 4 cylinders, liquid cooled engine. The Brembo brakes and wheels give this super bike a sensational look and the exclusive rear suspension system, makes it a safer ride than many. To add further to it, it was designed by the famous Massimo Tamburini who later designed bikes for Ducati as well. With all the specs Augusta F4 has, it makes it rank at number 6 on our list of top 10 fastest bikes in the world.
Yamaha YZF R1: 186 mph
When we speak of classics, Yamaha YZF series bikes are one of them. With a powerful 1000cc engine, this bike can achieve speeds of up to 186mph. This looks like a true racing bike and with a liquid cooled engine of 20 valves in 4 cylinders, gives it an increased handling capability. The R1 was first tested on roads back in 1998 and since then, we’ve seen several model additions to it. This makes the current R1 take a place at number 5 on list for top 10 fastest bikes.
Honda CBR1100XX: 190 mph
This super bike capable of 190mph, is powered by an 1137cc in line liquid cooled engine. Having a dual counter balance shaft, this is said to give the smoothest ride of all the super bikes. Though the bike manufacturing lasted till 2008, yet it won and remained in many hearts. This was all because of the precession engineering by Honda engineers and exquisite design by the designers. Honda as an automotive manufacturer is also famous for cars, bikes and power generating machines.
MTT Turbine Superbike Y2K: 227 mph
Recognized by the Guinness Book of Records as the most powerful of production bikes, has a Rolls Royce 250-C20 turbo shaft engine. Capable of 227mph, this is rated as the third fastest bike in the world. However, production of MTT Turbine Superbike Y2K lasted for only 5 years and limited units were rolled out in the market. It had a relatively simple design but was superb on engineering with twin speed semi-automatic transmission system.
Suzuki Hayabusa: 248 mph
The GSX 1300R is named after a bird that could supposedly fly faster than 200mph, the Hyabusa itself does a remarkable 248mph. With its 16-valve 4-cylinder 1340cc engine, this superbike has proved to be one of the most popular in the world. The bike gained more fame not only because of its top speed but also due to results that incurred due to amazing engineering by Suzuki engineers. The bike is rated very high on different performance metrics including handling, suspension, fuel economy, reliability and many more.
Dodge Tomahawk : 350 mph
This bike probably should stand alone in its uniqueness. Firstly unlike other bikes this has four wheels and a Viper V-10 engine that can take it to an astounding 350mph. One sure does question what the eyes see once you’re front of a Tomahawk. In 2003 there were only 10 of these bikes made and they sold for $555,000 each. They were also first tested as a legal automotive for the streets since it raised several safety concerns. With such an extreme rush offered by any bike, Dodge Tomahawk tops our list of top 10 fastest bikes in the world.