Top 10 Fastest Motorcycles in the World 2017: The automotive revolution began in the early years of the 20th century. Since then, cars have gone through great evolution to become what they are today. However, motorcycles have not been a part of this evolution. Still, there is a wide and diverse range of motorcycles available in the market, today. Some bikes are super-luxurious and some are super-fast.
A median variety among these two categories does not exist. Whatever, the case is, you might need to make your choice considering these two categories. In this article, we will take a look at top 10 fastest motorcycles in the world in 2017. These motorcycles are ranked on the basis of their top speed, acceleration, and horsepower.
10. Ducati 1098s
The 1098S is a sport bike manufactured by Ducati. This bike entered its production phase in 2007. The production of 1098S was stopped in 2009. The Ducati 1098S runs on a liquid-cooled, 90° V-twin cylinder engine of 1099cc. Ducati claims that this bike packs 160hp horsepower. The Ducati 1098S weighs only 173kg. With an extraordinary torque of 90.4 lb·ft, the Ducati 1098S holds the highest torque-to-weight ratio among all the motorcycles.
The Ducati 1098S was able to score a 0-60 rating of less than 3.0 seconds. It has an estimated top speed of 169mph (≈ 272km/h). With these specifications, the Ducati 1098S is a perfect combination. It is a lightweight, good-looking, and comparatively affordable motorcycle among our list of top 10 fastest motorcycles in the world in 2016.
9. BMW K1200-S
The K1200-S is a high performance sports bike, manufactured by BMW. The K1200S entered its production phase in 2004. Its production was stopped in 2008. The BMW K1200S offers a unique and luxurious riding experience. It is well-known for its safe and efficient brakes, and suspensions. It packs an efficient 1,157cc engine, with EFI, and inline-4. The engine is clocked at 163hp. It is also equipped with an anti-knock sensor. In its stock condition, the K1200S weighs almost 237kg. With its ESA adjustable suspensions and high-quality brakes, the bike offers an exceptionally safe riding experience.
The 0-60 rating of the K1200S is 2.8 seconds, as claimed by the manufacturer. However, practically, it is quite hard to achieve a speed of 60mph in less than 3.0 seconds. The top speed of the K1200S is almost 174mph (≈ 280km/h). Overall, the K1200S features an exceptional design, and a safe driving experience. It is ranked ninth on our list of top 10 fastest motorcycles in the world in 2017.
8. Aprilia RSV 1000R Mille
The RSV 1000R is a super-fast sports bike. It is manufactured by the Italian manufacturer, Aprilia. The RSV 1000R entered its production phases in 2004, and it was produced till 2010. The RSV 1000R packs a 998cc V twin engine. The engine is clocked at a horsepower of 141hp. This bike features an exceptional design, and comfortable seat.
The RSV 1000R is able to achieve a top speed of 175mph (≈ 282km/h). The 0-60 timing of the RSV 1000R is approximately 3 seconds. Overall, the Aprilia RSV 1000R is an exceptional sports bike. It offers great speed and driving experience. It is ranked eighth on our list of top 10 fastest motorcycles in the world in 2017.
7. MV Agusta F4 1000R
The MV Agusta F4 1000R is a sports bike. It was designed under the supervision of CRC. It was released in 2006, with a liquid-cooled and 4-stroke, 998cc engine. It features a four-pipe under-tail exhaust. The engine is clocked at 175hp. One of the best things about the F4 1000R is its hemispherical chamber engine, with 4 valves per cylinder.
In 2006, the F4 1000R set a record of achieving a top speed of 184 miles per hour. This record was set among the bikes having 1000cc engines. It was able to score a 0-60 timing of 2.8 seconds. With its fast acceleration and speed, the MV Augusta F4 1000R is ranked seventh on our list of the fastest motorcycles.
6. Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14
The ZX-14R was the most powerful sport bike ever produced by Kawasaki, as of 2007. The ZX-14R was introduced at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2005. It was released for the masses in 2006. It was also able to set the record for the fastest production motorcycle as of 2006. It is powered by a 1,441cc engine. It is clocked at almost 145hp. For the last decade, the Ninja series held the record for producing the fastest sport bikes.
The ZX-14R is able to go from rest to 60mph in just 2.78 seconds. Moreover, it is able to achieve a top speed of 189mph (≈ 299km/h). This top speed is electronically restricted, to maintain the integrity and stability of the motorcycle. The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R is ranked at the sixth spot on our list of top 10 fastest motorcycles in 2017.
5. Yamaha YZF R1
The YZF R1 is a heavy duty sports bike. It is manufactured by the renowned Japanese manufacturer, Yamaha. This series is being produced since 1998. It features an 1100cc, 20-valve engine. The engine is clocked at a horsepower of approximately 128hp. It was one of the first motorbikes to use hydraulic disc brakes.
This motorcycle is able to achieve a top speed of 186 mph (≈ 300 km/h). The YZF R1 was able to score a 0-60 timing of 3.3 seconds. This makes the Yamaha YZF R1 the fifth fastest motorcycle on our list.
4. Honda CBR1100XX Blackbird
The CBR1100XX is a high speed superbike, manufactured by Honda. This bike was manufactured in 1996. The CBR1100XX was produced till 2007. The CBR1100XX packs a 1,137cc, liquid-cooled, EFI engine. The engine is clocked at 153hp. This bike provides an exceptional, and unparalleled, driving experience.
The Honda CBR1100XX is able to achieve a top speed of 189 mph (≈ 304km/h). It is able to go from rest to a speed of 60mph in a time of almost 3 seconds. The Honda CBR1100XX is ranked fourth on our list of top 10 fastest motorcycles in the world in 2017.
3. MTT Turbine Superbike Y2K
The MTT Turbine is a custom-built superbike, developed under the supervision of MTT. This bike was designed by a former bike racer and custom builder, Christian Travert. The Y2K is powered by a Rolls-Royce model 250 turboshaft engine. It was the first wheel-driven bike to incorporate a turboshaft engine. The engine is clocked at a horsepower of 320hp. It was produced from 2000 to 2005.
The Turbine Superbike, Y2K, has the ability to achieve a top speed of 227 mph (≈ 265 km/h). With the help of its Rolls-Royce turboshaft engine, the Y2K is able to blast from rest to a speed of 60mph in just 2.5 seconds. Moreover, it also features a 2-speed semi-auto transmission for an exceptionally fast driving experience. The MTT Turbine Y2K is ranked third on our list of top 10 fastest motorcycles in the world in 2016.
2. Suzuki Hayabusa
The Hayabusa is a sports motorcycle, manufactured by Suzuki. The first model of Suzuki Hayabusa was manufactured in 1999, and its production was stopped in 2000. A new and improved model of the Suzuki Hayabusa was manufactured from 2001 to 2007. After 2008, a second generation model of Suzuki Hayabusa was released. The Suzuki Hayabusa is powered by a 1,340cc 4-stroke, liquid-cooled engine. The engine of Suzuki Hayabusa is clocked at 173hp. The Suzuki Hayabusa features a 6-speed transmission. It weighs almost 275kg.
The Suzuki Hayabusa is able to go from 0-60 in as low as 2.6 seconds. The top speed of the Suzuki Hayabusa is almost 248 mph (≈ 400km/h). Thus, the Suzuki Hayabusa is ranked second among the top 10 fastest motorcycles in the world in 2017.
1. Dodge Tomahawk
The Dodge Tomahawk was a concept vehicle introduced by Dodge at the North American Auto Show in 2003. The Dodge Tomahawk is equipped with a custom 8.3L 20-valve 90° V-10 engine. The engine of the Dodge Tomahawk is clocked at a whopping 500hp. The Dodge Tomahawk is an extremely rare motorcycle. It was produced through 2003 to 2006. There are only 9 units of Dodge Tomahawk in the world. The Dodge Tomahawk weighs almost 680kg. It is the most rare concept vehicle introduced by Dodge.
Initially, Dodge claimed that the Tomahawk was able to achieve a top speed of 350 mph (≈ 564 km/h). The Dodge Tomahawk has achieved a 0-60 rating of only 2.5 seconds. The Dodge Tomahawk features an exceptional metallic design. It is the fastest, as well as, the most expensive motorcycle in the world of 2017. The Dodge Tomahawk is ranked first on our list of top 10 fastest motorcycles in the world in 2017.