From the time when motor vehicles became available to wide circles, their mass production began. When assembled in factories, equipment usually went through a series of tests to identify and numerically reflect the characteristics of a particular model, which gave rise to an unspoken race for leadership in many categories among manufacturers.
Today, every motorcycle enthusiast is attracted to it by something individual. Someone cares about style and image, someone – power and a sense of strength, while others are crazy about speed. In this article, we will focus on the latter, since we present to your attention a selection of the fastest motorcycles in the world.
- 10. Ducati 900SS (221 km / h)
- 9. Laverda Jota 1000cc (225 km / h)
- 8. MV Agusta 832 Monza (231 km / h)
- 7. Honda VF1000R (240 km / h)
- 6.Kawasaki Ninja GPZ900R (255 km / h)
- 5. Bimota YB6 EXUP (270 km / h)
- 4. Kawasaki Ninja ZX-11 (272 km / h)
- 3. Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird (290 km / h)
- 2. Suzuki Hayabusa (305 km / h)
- 1. MV Agusta F4 R 312 (320 km / h)
10. Ducati 900SS (221 km / h)
For the first time, this Italian speed monster was presented to the public back in 1988, and it was produced unchanged until 2003. The abbreviation of two letters S stands for “supersport”, which perfectly characterizes this motorcycle as fast. The Ducati 900SS has been designed with two goals in mind: to create a lightweight design with a narrow chassis while maintaining ease of handling. As you can conclude from the above, they managed to realize these goals completely successfully, and this model developed a speed of up to 221 kilometers per hour during tests, which allowed this motorcycle to easily bypass many world competitors from various manufacturers.
The engine type of this fast beast is two-valve, four-stroke. The engine has an excellent air cooling system, and its working volume is estimated at 904 cubic meters. cm. With this volume, the motorcycle has 80 “horses” of engine power and has a fairly fast acceleration. However, the above parameters did not allow her to bypass the next participant in our selection.
9. Laverda Jota 1000cc (225 km / h)
This bike is one of the first produced by the company and also belongs to the Italian motorcycles. For a long time, Laverda Jota 1000cc was the flagship of the company. Having an engine with a capacity of 90 “mares” and specially designed for high-speed modes of construction details, the model showed a speed of 225 km / h already in the first tests, justifying all the expectations of its manufacturers.
8. MV Agusta 832 Monza (231 km / h)
Quite famous, despite the limited production of most of the models, the motorcycle manufacturer MV Agusta introduced this model to the general public in 1978. Interestingly, the motorcycle has a five-speed gearbox, disc brakes, and a camshaft. The engine of this high-speed bike did not differ in large volume: only 837 cubic centimeters. However, its performance indicators could be envied by many competitors: 105 horses of the engine, located across the supporting frame, accelerated the bike to 231 kilometers per hour, which automatically made the Monza one of the fastest motorcycles in the world at that time.
7. Honda VF1000R (240 km / h)
And now, finally, the first representative of the Japanese motorcycle industry appears in our selection. Honda began producing one of the fastest motorcycles in the world back in 1984, but this model was sold exclusively in the European market, as it was initially focused on sales in Europe, but circumstances soon changed.
Over time, sales of the bike grew, the model became very popular not only in European countries, but also abroad, and the management of the manufacturer decided to start selling in the United States. What attracted Western buyers so much? Of course, first of all, it was the speed developed by this iron beast, which reached 240 km / h, which at that time was an absolutely unprecedented value.
6.Kawasaki Ninja GPZ900R (255 km / h)
The Kawasaki brand, well-known among fans of good motor vehicles, produced this model until 2003. The Ninja was one of the first sports bikes produced by this Japanese manufacturer and was certainly one of the highest quality and fastest motorcycles of its time. A daring sporty design, innovative for that period of time, gave the bike aerodynamics, but not only due to the air streamlining, but the Ninja also developed a speed of up to 255 kilometers per hour: a superbly executed sixteen-valve engine with a liquid cooling system played a role, as well as fairly high reliability of all components and motorcycle assemblies. The model was recognized as one of the highest quality and most reliable and was widely used all over the world.
5. Bimota YB6 EXUP (270 km / h)
1989 was marked by a significant event for motorcycle enthusiasts: the alliance of the two largest Japanese and Italian motorcycle manufacturers gave birth to a miracle of motorcycle technology, capable of speeds up to 270 km / h, and having a motor power of 145 horses. The engine also had a chain drive and a liquid cooling system with a displacement of about 1003 cc. see The motorcycle quickly gained popularity, and one of the factories in Rimini began to engage in its constant production. It is noteworthy that the engine was developed by Japanese professionals, while the Italians were responsible for the style and design of the future creation. And he and the other manufacturer did a great job, as a result of which one of the fastest motorcycles in the world for its time entered the world markets.
4. Kawasaki Ninja ZX-11 (272 km / h)
Another Japanese “ninja” successfully ranked fourth in our ranking of the fastest motorcycles in the world. It is noteworthy that under the name indicated above, this model can only be recognized in a number of countries in North America, and this bike is known to the world community as the Ninja ZZ-R1100. Engine power – 145 hp. From the very first tests carried out, it became clear that the Japanese brand produced the fastest motorcycle in the world. This proud title was held by the ZX-11 for six years until it was replaced by the next members of our top.
3. Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird (290 km / h)
The bronze medal in our ranking of fast motorcycles goes to a model from Japanese manufacturers Honda. The bike was released back in 1996, but high-speed results were achieved only three years later when the 153 hp engine was reinstalled on the bike. Changes in the design did not bypass the gearbox – it was replaced with a six-speed one. The maximum developed speed during tests is 290 km / h.
The motorcycle is loved by owners around the world for its reliability, comfort, and phenomenal power. “Blackbird” is still in great demand in the market, which in itself is the best review of the model.
2. Suzuki Hayabusa (305 km / h)
The very name of the Suzuki brand is already associated with motorcycles, so this collection could not do without a model from this manufacturer. The motorcycle was mass-produced for only one year – 1999. The non-standard design, excellent handling, and stability, even at high speeds, very quickly made the Suzuki Hayabusa popular.
The Hayabusa engine had 176 horsepower and an elaborate liquid cooling system. The actual ideal balance between weight and power gave this model the ability to reach speeds of up to three hundred and five kilometers per hour, and at the moment only one motorcycle has a higher speed characteristic, and we will talk about it below.
1. MV Agusta F4 R 312 (320 km / h)
The unsurpassed leader of our rating of the fastest motorcycles in the world is the model of the famous Italian motorcycle manufacturer MV Agusta, which has long established itself as one of the world’s leading manufacturers in this field. The relatively lightweight model of this bike carries 183 horsepower under the seat, which allows it to develop a truly incredible speed of 320 kilometers per hour. The readings of the developed speed are officially confirmed by numerous publications, the last of which dates back to 2010.
Bold engineering solutions and attention to even the smallest detail have allowed Italian manufacturers to achieve their desired goals and produce the fastest motorcycle in the world today. However, time and technologies do not stand still, and perhaps in the near future, this list will be able to be replenished with one more “swift-footed” participant.