10 Fastest Bikes In The World
If you're a motorcycle fan, chances are you want to know who holds the titles for the 10 fastest bikes in the world. Two things that all bikers appreciate are power and speed. Whether you prefer Suzuki or Yamaha, Harley Davidson or Honda, these bikes are certainly something that makes motorcyclists sit up and take notice. Who do you think makes the fastest bikes in the world? Check out this list and see how many you get right!
- The Dodge Tomahawk is a concept model, but it's outrageously fast. Said to be almost twice as fast as the Ducati Desmosedici RR, it's powered using a Dodge Viper's V10 engine and is rumoured to have reached a top speed of about 420 mph. Unfortunately, the Tomahawk is not street legal (probably for good reason) and only ten were crafted, all of which were hand-assembled. The average price of a Dodge Tomahawk was $555,000.
- Holding the official record of fastest bike in the world, the BUB Seven Streamliner dosn't look very much like a motorcyle at all. With an average clocked speed of more than 367 mph, this torpedo-shaped motorcycle travels at a speed equivalent of traveling five football fields in a mere 3.3 seconds. Yowza!
- The Suzuki Hayabusa is one of the fastest street legal bikes, with a top speed of 248 mph. The name "Hayabusa," is a Japanese word that translates to Peregrine Falcon, a fitting name for one of the fastest bikes in the world. This is a sleek bike that's not only built for speed, but it looks great too.
- If you want one of the fastest bikes in the world as well as one with a real sci-fi feel, check out the MTT Turbine Superbike Y2K. Also called the Y2K Turbine Superbike, this is powered by a Rolls Royce turboshaft engine and boasts an impressive price tag of $150,000. The Guinness Book of World Records recognized the Y2K Superbike as, not only the most powerful production motorcycle, but also as the most expensive.
- The Honda CBR1100XX Blackbird had its wings clipped. Considered to be one of the fastest bikes in the world for many years, production of the Honda Blackbird was halted in 2007. With a top speed of 190 mph, it remains one of the fastest production motorcycles ever built.
- By redesigning the Genesis engine, Yamaha made a faster bike that handled much better. Introduced in 1998, this new bike was called the Yamaha YZF-R1 and is said to reach top speeds of 186 mph. With modifications and improvements, it's likely to be able to reach even higher speeds, making it a true contender for one of the fastest bikes in the world.
- Do you have a friend that loves fast motorcycles? The MV Agusta F4 1000 R is capable of reaching speeds of 185 mph and also has a Biposto version that allows you to add a pillion for another rider. Good luck finding a date that wants to really try out one of the fastest bikes in the world. Chances are, you'll have to save the real speed for solo trips.
- Most motorcycle fans remember the Ninja. The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-11 (otherwise knowns as the ZZ-R1100) was produced between 1990 and 2001, during which, it was considered to be the world's fastest production bike. With top speeds of 176 mph, it held this title for nearly a decade.
- Just below the Ninja came the Aprilia, with top speeds of 175 mph. Whether you prefered the RSV Mille, the RSV Mille Factory (produced in limited edition), the RSV Mille R or the SP, this was a great series of V-twin powered motorcycles that were capable of impressive speeds.
- Flash enough for a Bond film, the BMW K 1200 S provided stiff competition for both the Ninja and Aprilia. With speeds of 174 mph, this impressive and sleek bike is capable of taking you from a full stop to sixty mph in a mere 2.8 seconds. Talk about a charger!