Top 10 Fastest Motorcycles in the world 2020

Almost every famous motorcycle company is making the best motorcycles to match their customer's desires, and speed is one of them. Speed is an important factor that a bike should have. Today's article is dedicated to the fastest motorcycles in the world. We've also written about the fastest cars in the world and the most expensive cars in the world.

Please note that in this article there are some of the modified motorbikes also. A gentlemen's agreement was made among the major motorcycle manufacturers in order to limit the top speed of their bikes to 300 km/h (186 mph), so you may see some of the motorcycles in this list who have 300 km/h (186 mph) mark on websites like Wikipedia. But we've not included those bike with a lot of modification like Dodge Tomahawk that doesn't look like a proper motorcycle. Other bikes like MTT turbine-powered Y2K or MTT Streetfighter also not included because they've Turboshaft engine and comparing them with other bikes would be so unfair.

So without any further delay, let's get started with the fastest motorcycles in the world.




Context

  • Fastest Motorcycles in the world
      • Honda CBR1000RR
      • Kawasaki ZX-12R
      • MV Agusta F4 RR 312
      • Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R
      • Ducati 1199 Panigale R
      • Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R
      • BMW S1000 RR
      • Lightning LS-218
      • Kawasaki Ninja H2
      • Kawasaki Ninja H2R
  • Conclusion



Fastest Motorcycles in the world



10. Honda CBR1000RR

Fastest Motorcycles in the world

At number 10th position, one of the fastest motorcycles in the world is the Honda CBR1000RR. This motorcycle is a Japanese brand Honda’s CBR1000RR. It is also marketed in some countries as the "Fireblade". It is a 7th generation motorcycle, and its production started in the year 2004.

Honda CBR1000RR is powered with a 998 cc (60.9 cu in) liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder engine. The 2017 model of this bike has an improved engine which now produces 189hp. With a powerful engine, this bike has the top speed of 299 km/h (186 mph). The speed that we told you is the top speed of its base version, not the one with upgrades. As we talk about its acceleration, so it can go from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.8 seconds.


  • Manufacturer: Honda
  • Engine: 998 cc (60.9 cu in) liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder
  • Top Speed: 299 km/h (186 mph)
  • Acceleration: 0 to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds



9. Kawasaki ZX-12R

Kawasaki ZX-12R

Next, we have Kawasaki ZX-12R at 9th position. Kawasaki is a popular Japanese company that manufacture motorcycles. Its production started in the year 2000 and ended in 2006.

Kawasaki ZX-12R is powered with a 1,199 cc (73.2 cu in) four-stroke, liquid-cooled, 16-valve DOHC, inline-four engine and has claimed 178.5 hp power output. It was the most powerful production motorcycle until 2006. The ZX-12R can go from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.7 seconds. This one of the fastest motorcycles has an electronically-limited top speed of 301 km/h (187 mph).


  • Manufacturer: Kawasaki Motorcycle & Engine Company
  • Engine: 1,199 cc (73.2 cu in) four-stroke, liquid-cooled, 16-valve DOHC, inline-four
  • Top Speed: 301 km/h (187 mph)
  • Acceleration: 0 to 100 km/h in 2.7 seconds

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8. MV Agusta F4 RR 312

MV Agusta F4 RR 312

Moving onto next position, we have the MV Agusta F4 RR 312. The "312" in the name relates to the claimed top speed of 312 km/h (193.8 mph). This motorbike is manufactured by MV Agusta and has achieved a top speed of 311 km/h (193.24 mph) at Italy's Nardo Speed stadium.

This motorcycle has the 1,078 cc engine that is more than enough to sprint it to 100 km/h in less than 3 seconds. It is very similar to the older version F4 R 312, but the main difference is an additional 7 hp. These additional horsepowers allow it to produce 190 hp in total.


  • Manufacturer: MV Agusta
  • Engine: 1,078 cc
  • Top Speed: 311 km/h (193.24 mph)
  • Acceleration: 0 to 100 km/h less then 3 seconds



7. Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R

Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R

Moving onto the next position, one of the fastest motorcycles in the world is the Suzuki Hayabusa GSX 1300R. Here we're talking about the last unrestricted Hayabusa before gentlemen’s agreement. The Hayabusa name comes from a peregrine falcon known for its ability to dive at speeds approaching 300 km/h.

This model is powered with a 1,340 cc (82 cu in), 4-stroke inline-four, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve, Keihin/Denso fuel Injection, wet-sump engine that has the ability to produce 170 hp output.  The Hayabusa can hit 0 to 100 km/h in only 2.8 seconds. With a 1340 cc engine, this motorcycle has the top speed of 312 km/h (194 mph).


  • Manufacturer: Suzuki
  • Engine: 1,340 cc (82 cu in), 4-stroke inline-four, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve, Keihin/Denso fuel Injection, wet-sump
  • Top Speed: 312 km/h (194 mph)
  • Acceleration: 0 to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds

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6. Ducati 1199 Panigale R

Ducati 1199 Panigale R

Coming at the number 6th spot we have the Ducati 1199 Panigale R. It is another Italian motorcycle manufactured by Ducati. This production of this version started in 2013 and ended in 2016.

Ducati 1199 Panigale R is the upgraded version of Ducati 1199. The older version had the liquid-cooled 1199cc engine that produced 195 hp, but the new R version has track-only Termignoni exhaust system that ups power to 202 hp. This new up-gradation give this bike the top speed of 300 to 325 km/h (202 mph). Panigale 1199 R is able to accelerate to 100 km/h in just 2.8 seconds.


  • Manufacturer: Ducati
  • Engine: 1,198 cc (73.1 cu in) Liquid cooled 4-valve/cyl. desmodromic 90° V-twin
  • Top Speed: 300 to 325 km/h (202 mph)
  • Acceleration: 0 to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds



5. Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R

Moving onto number 5 we have Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R. The ZX-14R is the second Kawasaki bike in our list, and it is the successor of the Kawasaki ZX-12R that we've mentioned earlier. Its production started in the year 2006 and ended in 2020.

This motorcycle is equipped with a 1,441 cc (87.9 cu in) four-stroke, liquid-cooled, 16-valve DOHC, inline-four engine that can produce up to 200 hp. This power allows this motorbike to hit 280 km/h (174 mph). However, with a different set of tires and a small gearing adjustment, the Kawasaki ZX-14R was estimated to reach a speed of more than 300 km/h (186 mph). In 2013, Ralph Nicholls rode the Ninja above 335 km/h (208mph). This super machine can hit 100 km/h in just 2.7 seconds.


  • Manufacturer: Kawasaki Motorcycle & Engine Company
  • Engine: 1,441 cc (87.9 cu in) four-stroke, liquid-cooled, 16-valve DOHC, inline-four
  • Top Speed: 335 km/h (208mph)
  • Acceleration: 0 to 100 km/h in 2.7 seconds

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4. BMW S1000 RR

BMW S1000 RR

Next one of the fastest motorcycles in the world is the BMW S1000 RR. It is manufactured by BMW Motorrad, and its production started in the year 2009.

In September 2016, Valerie Thompson decided to push the limits of this machine and rode it at 350 km/h (217.7 mph) with about 12 adjustments. In addition to its exceptional speed, we see that the 0 to 100 km/h acceleration can be achieved in 2.8 seconds. This BMW motorcycle features a 999cc 4-stroke 16-valve DOHC inline-four engine that can produce up to 193 hp.


  • Manufacturer: BMW Motorrad
  • Engine: 999cc 4-stroke 16-valve DOHC inline-four
  • Top Speed: 350 km/h (217.7 mph)
  • Acceleration: 0 to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds



3. Lightning LS-218

Lightning LS-218

The 3rd fastest motorcycle on our list is the Lightning LS-218 which is the only electric motorcycle on this list. It’s manufactured by Lightning Motorcycle, and its production started in 2014.

The name LS-218 stands for the top-speed of the bike that is 218 mph. In 2011, the Lightning team topped 351 km/h (218 mph) speed with Lightning LS-218 in Bonneville Salt Flats. This motorcycle has the Liquid-cooled 150 kW electric motor engine that can produce 200 hp. This bike can hike the speed of 100 km/h in just 2.3 seconds. At the time of its launch, the Lightning LS-218 was the fastest motorcycle in the world.


  • Manufacturer: Lightning Motorcycle
  • Engine: Liquid-cooled 150 kW electric motor
  • Top Speed: 351 km/h (218 mph)
  • Acceleration: 0 to 100 km/h in 2.3 seconds

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2. Kawasaki Ninja H2

Kawasaki Ninja H2

Kawasaki Ninja H2 is the second-fastest motorcycle among the list of fastest motorcycles in the world. The production of this bike started in the year 2015 and is still in production.

In 2016, Kent Kunitsugu, compete in a racing event in California at the Mojave Magnum. He achieved a top speed of 365 km/h (226 mph) with a few modifications that add 70 hp extra. With the supercharged (two-speed centrifugal) 998 cc inline-4 DOHC engine the Kawasaki H2 cranks out 300 horsepower. That smashes the bike to 100 km/h from a standstill in only 2.7 seconds.


  • Manufacturer: Kawasaki Motorcycle & Engine Company
  • Engine: Supercharged (two-speed centrifugal) 998 cc inline-4 DOHC
  • Top Speed: 365 km/h (226 mph)
  • Acceleration: 0 to 100 km/h in 2.7 seconds



1. Kawasaki Ninja H2R

Kawasaki Ninja H2R

Finally, the fastest motorcycle in our list is Kawasaki Ninja H2R. It is the upgraded version of the previous bike that we told you about, and it is the track-only sportbike.

It is powered by a Supercharged (two-speed centrifugal) 998 cc inline-4 DOHC that can produce approximately 310 horsepower. Ridden by Turkish rider Kenan Sofuo─člu in 2016, this motorcycle reached a stunning mark of 400 km/h (249 mph) at Osman Gazi Bridge. This motorcycle is able to sprint to 100 km/h in under 3 seconds.


  • Manufacturer: Kawasaki Motorcycle & Engine Company
  • Engine: Supercharged (two-speed centrifugal) 998 cc inline-4 DOHC
  • Top Speed: 400 km/h (249 mph)
  • Acceleration: 0 to 100 km/h less then 3 seconds

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Conclusion

This is the list for the fastest motorcycles in the world till date. The list includes some of the bikes with modifications. We've not included motorcycles that have a lot of modification like Dodge Tomahawk. The fastest motorcycles in the world we mentioned above are:

  • Honda CBR1000RR
  • Kawasaki ZX-12R
  • MV Agusta F4 RR 312
  • Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R
  • Ducati 1199 Panigale R
  • Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R
  • BMW S1000 RR
  • Lightning LS-218
  • Kawasaki Ninja H2
  • Kawasaki Ninja H2R

I hope you find this list informative. If you find any mistake in the article, then you're welcome to tell us in the comment section.


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