Motorcycles are very different from cars when it comes to technological revolution. While the cars are now moving towards technology and automation, bikes tend to go for power and speed. There is a wide variety of motorbikes that buyers can choose from with regards to being either super-luxurious or super-fast. This is because it is difficult to get a bike that is both fast and lavish. Provided below are the Top 10 Fastest Motorcycles in the World 2014.
1. Dodge Tomahawk – Price Range $550,000 – $700,000
This is the fastest bike that has ever been built. It uses a 500 HP V10 engine that was derived from the Dodge Viper. There is no bike in the world that can match the power of the Dodge Tomahawk. In theory, the bike is able to reach a speed of 350 MPH. However, scientifically this means that the motorcycle will be flying off the road due to the laws of aerodynamics and physics.
2. Suzuki Hayabusa – Price range $ 14.399 (MRSP)
The bike ranks second with regards to speed and power. This series commenced in the year 1999. With the use of a 1340 cc engine that is able to give a maximum output of about 197 HP, the Suzuki Hayabusa is able to reach 248 MPH.
3. MTT Turbine Superbike Y2K – Price $175,000
This motorbike held the title of the fastest production motorcycle in the Guinness World Record. The first model was released in 2000 and after more than ten years, this bike still holds the third position as being fastest globally. The bike can generate 320 HP at 52.000 RPM and reach a maximum speed of 227 miles per hour.
4. Honda CBR1100XX Blackbird -Price $139.95
This bike has a maximum speed of 190 MPH. To make this possible, Honda hired some elements from Kawasaki ZX-11 so as to create a sport touring motorcycle that will be highly appreciated. The Honda CBR1100XX Blackbird is sometimes referred to as a tank on two wheels or a super bike.
5. Yamaha YZF R1 : Price Range $9,000 – $15,995
The motorcycle has a 1000 cc engine that makes it to be referred to as a spot-on litre class. Its unmatched power is derived from the 4 cylinder 20 valve engine that has 128 HP maximum output and MHP maximum speed.
6. MV Agusta F4 : MRSP $ 17, 495
This model was primarily built by Ferrari, the Italian car giant. It was originally meant to be a luxurious motorcycle. However, most buyers loved it because of its speed and not other additional features. The bike has a powerful engine of 200 HP and this makes it to be among the fast-tracking bikes able to reach 185 MPH.
7. Kawasaki Ninja: Price Range $8,000 – $15,999
The Ninja model has held the trophy for being the fastest motorbike that went into production. A trophy that they have held for approximately one decade. Even today, this series is still produces and Kawasaki may not discontinue it. The presently available model has a liquid cooled engine of 11.352 cc. This bike is able to reach 299 KMPH or186 MPH. these numbers have made this motorcycle to be the fastest commercially available bike for years and among the widely known Ninja models.
8. Aprilia RSV 1000R Mille: Price Range $ 9,995 – $45,495
This is an Italian bike that uses an Australian engine. It is among the most popular models that are used for competitions particularly the RSV 04 model. It has an engine of 998 cc and has a 141 HP at 1000 RPM maximum output. This makes it lag behind with regards to power; however, it can reach a speed of 175 MPH.
9. BMW K1200 S: Price Range $ 7,995 – $30,000
This is one of the best looking motorbikes in the world. It reaches a top speed of 174 MPH and uses a 16 valve 4 cylinder engine that has a maximum output of 164 HP. This motorcycle is just about 5 MPH faster than the Ducati 1098 Series.
10. Ducati 1098 Series: Price Range $15,995 – $40, 000
This is one of the superbikes with the highest sales because of its affordability and great look. It uses a 1099 cc engine that cranks up about 160 HP. It is among the fastest bikes globally as it can reach 169MPH with its four valves for every cylinder engine.
Over the years, the motorcycles have evolved to cater for the needs of the market. Most bike buyers want to own a fast and powerful machine. It is no doubt that manufacturers are trying hard to satisfy the needs of their consumers by producing machines that have great power and speed. Lastly, this list is determined by a number of factors such as model, fuel consumption efficiency, market price, advanced features among other things.