Human civilization has come a long way. Today communication and technology walk hand in hand. And that is the mechanism behind the progress in society. Modernization has eased everything. Earlier it was an accomplishment to travel a distance within a given period of time. However, we have achieved the technology and engineered our way to comfort. Means of transport and the motors involved to carry forward the progress sees a new light every now and then. The automobile sector has boomed in the recent decade. The experimentation never comes to a halt. The objective behind it remains constant: comfort, safety, and improvement.
Talking about the automobile sector, bikes come in everyone’s list of favorites. They provide the ease, flexibility, and thrill. What a biker truly wants is speed and safety. Here is a curated list of the top 10 fastest bikes in the world. Call it “The most desirable”.
Fastest Bikes In The World
1. Dodge Tomahawk- 350 mph (560 km/h)
2003 Detroit Autoshow witnessed the revealing of a marvelous creation. The beast that’s one of its kind, Dodge gave us the Tomahawk. Having the same number of wheels as a car, Tomahawk roars on the road. Equipped with a massive engine and standing as a replica of a design that’s capable enough to fuel the adrenaline, Dodge Tomahawk is the fastest bike in the world. Tomahawk runs on the Viper V10 engine. Each tire has its own suspension and the bike can reach a speed of 420 miles per hour. However, this is the calculated figure. Because Tomahawk was produced as a rolling sculpture and not to run on the road to avoid legal liability.
2. Kawasaki Ninja H2R- 248 mph (397 km/h)
Kawasaki Ninja H2R has jaw-dropping power and with 400 km per hour, it ranks itself on the second position in the list of fastest bikes in the world. It is powered by 998cc engine and it is further mated with a 6-speed gearbox. It is the fastest sports bike on the track and hasn’t found a competitor yet. Kawasaki Ninja H2R is ideal for tracks only. Thus proving it to show its full potential. Moder technology paired with comfort and speed, Kawasaki has the perfect gift for the bikers out there.
3. MTT Turbine Superbike Y2K- 227 mph (365 km/h)
Call it the cult bike. MTT has the record of producing the first-ever turbine-powered street-legal motorcycle on its name. Turbine Superbike Y2K is not only one of the fastest bikes but also holds the prestigious Guinness Record for being the most expensive production motorcycle ever to go on a sale. Equipped with Rolls Royce Allison-250-C20 Series Gas Turbine and structure of aluminum alloy, the superbike reaches a speed of 440 km per hour. An amazing thing about MTT Y2K is the fact that each bike is hand made, keeping the buyer’s needs in mind.
4. Suzuki Hayabusa- 194 mph (312 km/h)
The name itself says it all. Hayabusa means Falcon in Japanese. And Falcon is the fastest member of the animal kingdom. Suzuki Hayabusa serves exactly the same purpose: the need for speed. Ranked in the fourth number, it was produced in the year 1999 and soon acclaimed the name to fame. It has a 1299 CC engine and reaches a speed of 303-312 km per hour. Another reason why Hayabusa bags the medal is due to its all-round performance and not the speed alone.
5. Honda CBR1100XX Blackbird- 190 mph (310 km/h)
The finest and powerful motorcycle, Honda CBR1100XX Blackbird could reach a speed of 287.3 km per hour. It was built as a competitor of Kawasaki Ninja ZX-11. In the mid-90s, Kawasaki Ninja was the fastest producing motorcycle and Honda wanted to take that place. And that’s how the Blackbird came into the picture. The production and sales of Honda CBR1100XX Blackbird continued from 1999-2007.
6. Yamaha YZF R1- 186 mph (297 km/h)
1998 saw Japanese company Yamaha producing the best in class sports bike or superbikes. Yamaha redesigned YZF R1 in 1999 and the newer version had better gear, mileage, fuel tank, and high power torque engine. There was both speed and comfort. Yamaha YZF R1 reaches a speed of 229km per hour.
7. MV Agusta F4 1000R- 176 mph (299 km/h)
MV Agusta FR 1000R is an incredible production. With three things behind the designing: character, sporting spirit, and quality; the bike is a beast on road. It offers everything that a biker needs. Running on a 998cc engine, FR 1000R, Brembo brakes and aluminum allow frame, the bike provides is a blend of technology that provides comfort with the thrill. The maximum speed is 301 km per hour.
8. Aprilia RSV 1000R Mille- 175 mph (278 km/h)
Italian company Aprilia produced RSV 1000R Mille from the year 2001 to 2010 and it was indeed an amazing creation. It was compatible with both track and road. Running on a four-stroke engine, the maximum speed it could reach was 274 km per hour. Apart from the designing and engine capacity, another thing that stood out in the case of 1000R Mille was the tire. The OZ wheel company that was one of the big names in F1 car technology produced the lightweight and perfect wheels for the R series.
9. BMW K 1200S- 174 mph (278 km/h)
BMW came with the 1200S in the year 2005-06. An addition to the K
series, the BMW K 1200S made a mark as a completely different motorcycle. Powered with an 1157 cc four-cylinder inline engine, the K 1200S is highly innovative and powerful. BMW transferred some of the best technologies from its cars and F1 racing program into the making of K1200S, and the result is the bike being one of the fastest bikes in the world. For a sports bike, riding position, sitting comfort, footpegs and ground clearance is important. And all of these seem perfect in the K1200S.
10. Ducati 1098S- 169 mph (271 km/h)
Even though a relatively newer production in the year 2007, Ducati
1098S makes it to the list of fastest bikes in the world. 1098s came with a motto of ‘Performance first’. It is also the most powerful twin-cylinder motorcycle in the world with the highest torque to weight ration when it comes to any sports bike. It is also the first production street bike to use Brembo’s monobloc caliper racing technology. Ducati 1098S is indeed one of its kind. While the list of bikes is endless and biker never gets tired to awe the magnificence of the dragons on the roads, these are the top 10 bikes that stand out and are unbeatable to date.
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