With so many motorcycle types in production today, it can be quite daunting to know which brand or model to settle for, especially if you are the undecided kind of a person. Irrespective of this, there are basically more than a 100 million motorbikes in use around the globe today. Some of these motorbikes are quite basic, while others are classified as top of the range models. In the top of the range category are some of the fastest bikes you can ever find anywhere in the world. These can accelerate at speeds you can never imagine, in fact, to what is generally referred to by bike lovers all over the globe as mind blowing accelerations. In this regard, the fastest motorbikes around world include Suzuki Hayabusa, ducati, Dodge Tomahawk, Ninja and many more.
Here are some of the top 10 fastest bikes around the world in no particular order.
1. MTT Turbine Superbike Y2K
This is the first ever turbine powered superbike in production and it utilizes a Rolls Royce Allison gas turbine engine that offers 320hp at 52 000 rpm and 425 pound-feet of torque. This is quite an amazing feat for a two wheel vehicle and thereby, it doesn’t come as surprise to discover the MTT easily smashing the competitors as the world’s fastest bike. The bike can actually reach a record breaking top speed of 227 mph (370kph) in any track. The bike has the capacity to hold up to thirty four liters of gas and weighs around 230 kilograms.
2. Dodge Tomahawk
This is a V-10 based four wheel vehicle that any serious superbike fan must own. In appearance, this bike looks like no other. For one, the bike comes in four wheels and is powered by an engine that provides 500 horsepower at 5600rpm output and 525 pound-feet of torque. The bike is a kind of quadricycle, meaning it has two back and two front wheels. According to its engineers, the bike gets from 0 to 60mph in 1.75 seconds, making it the fastest superbike ever produced the world over. The bike could reach an awe inspiring top speed of 560km/h (350mph).Unfortunately, its makers only made ten bikes worldwide and each was going at a princely sum of $555,000.The only problem with this superbike is that it is not legally allowed on public roads, meaning it was just a concept motorcycle that was meant to be only used on private roads.
3. Suzuki Hayabusa
This superbike has more that once proven itself as one of the fastest bikes ever produced in this world of ours. Best of all, it is legally accepted as bike that can be used in any public road around the world. Its second name, Hayabusa in Japanese means a Falcon, The Pergerine Falcon. This bird is known to achieve speeds of 200mph (290km/h) and that is why its originators fondly referred to it as the Hayabusa. The first generation Hayabusa was the Suzuki GSX1300R with a 1299cc, incline-4 liquid cooled engine. The today’s Hayabusa come fitted with a 1340cc, 4-stroke,pure liquid cooled, 4-cyclinder, DOHC 16-valve engine. It can easily reach a top speed of 397km/h (248mph). Its engine provides a power output of 197 horsepower at 6750 rpm.
4. BMW K 1200s
Though popularly known for their luxurious cars, BMW also produces some of the best and fastest motorcycles in the world. One of such bike is the BMW K 1200s.This bike comes with an 1171 cc, liquid cooled, 4-cyclinder, engine that easily produces 164.94 hp at 10250 rpm. This is enough power output to see it reach a top speed of 278km/h. Best of all, this BMW superbike is really easy handling, even when maneuvering around sharp corners.
5. Ducati 1098s
Ducati 1098s is a 1099cc L-twin cylinder, 4 valves per cylinder sport bike whose liquid-cooled, Desmodromic engine has the capacity to produce 160 hp at 9750 rpm and 90.4 pound -feet of torque. The superbike weighs approximately 173kgs. It offers the highest torque to weight ration of all sport superbikes. Its top speed is around 271km/h (169mph).
6. Aprilia RSV 1000R Mille
The engine that powers this bike is built by the Rotax, an Austrian engine maker. The bike is powered by a 60 degree V-twin engine whose capacity is 998 cc. This engine offers a 141.13 horsepower at 10 000rpm, something that enables it to reach a top speed of 281km/h (175mph). As the name suggests, the bike was first built in April, 2004.
7. MV Agusta F4 1000R
This superbike is among the fastest in the world and was first released into the market in 2006. To make it safer for the rider, its engineers installed Brembo Monobloc radial brakes into the superbike. Furthermore, to help the bike in compression and rebound damping adjustment while in low and high speed, it comes fitted with Sachs rear shock absorber with forged black Brembo wheels. It is powered by a liquid-cooled, DOHC 16 radial valves, 4- cylinder, incline engine whose power output is 174 hp. It is capable of reaching a top speed of 299 km/h (185mph).
8. Yamaha YZF R1
This is a 1000cc superbike and is one of the fastest racing bikes ever made. It is an easy to handle machine which is powered by Forward Inclined Parallel 4-cylinder, DOHC 20 valves, liquid-cooled engine whose power output is 128.2 horsepower at 10 000rpm. Its top speed is the awe striking figure of 297km/h (186mph).
9. Honda CBR 1100XX Blackbird
This is a must have superbike for people who love speed. Due to being fitted with a dual counter balancer shaft, the Blackbird is an exceptionally smooth to handle bike. The bike comes with an 1137 cc four-cylinder, inline liquid-cooled engine whose power output is 153hp at 10000 rpm. It can easily reach a top speed of 310 km/h (190mph).
10. Kawasaki Ninja ZX -14R
Also referred as Kawasaki Ninja ZZ-R1100, the ZX-14R has remained as the world’s fastest production motorcycle for ages. It is a very popular bike all over the world, though going by the two names as mentioned. It comes with a 1052 cc engine that can thrust the machine forward, amazingly reaching a top speed of 281km/h.
All in all, the list above is not all inclusive as there are other many other superbikes that can reach amazing speeds along the highway today. However, the listed bikes are among the most popularly known around the world.