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Top 10 Fastest Production Bikes

Posted by topper10 on March 25, 2009

Hopefully we’ll be impressing the boys with this post. Here is an exhaustive list of top 10 fastest bikes. We have tried our level best to gather information from various sources, and inter-tallied them. This seems to be a viable answer. Top speed would be considered here under testing driving conditions. If you’re about own anyone please do let us know how it feels to ride them.


1. Dodge Tomahawk

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Engine: 10-cylinder 90-degree V-type
Top speed: 350 miles per hour (560 km/h)
Power: 500 horsepower (370 kW) @ 5600 rpm (45 kW/L)
Transmission:
2-speed manual

The Dodge Tomahawk is a Viper V-10 based motorcycle– a 500 horsepower engine with four wheels. The two front wheels and two rear wheels, make it look like a motorized quadricycle rather than a typical motorcycle. According to official specifications 0-60 mph times have been estimated at 1.75 seconds, with a top speed of 350 mph. But there are also reports that the top speed is 676 km/h (about 420 mph). Chrysler sold nine replicas through Neiman Marcus, for up to $555,000 each. The motorcycles cannot be legally driven on public roads. The unusual vehicle was launched at the 2003 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. This bike tops the chart of top 10 fastest production bikes.

2. Suzuki Hayabusa

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Engine: 1340 cc (82 cu in), 4-stroke, four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve
Top Speed: 248 miles per hour (397 km/h)
Power: 197 horsepower (147 kW) @ 6750 rpm 147kW
Transmission: 6-speed, constant mesh

Standing 2nd in the list of top 10 fastest production bikes the name Hayabusa translates directly from the Japanese as Pergerine Falcon, the bird commonly attributed of achieving speeds of over 200 mph (322 km/h) and predator of the common blackbird. The name is a subtle reference to Honda’s competing Hawk models. When introduced in 1999, it overtook the Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird as the fastest production motorcycle. The first generation of the Hayabusa was called the GSX1300R and was powered by a 1299 cc (79.2 cu in) inline-4 liquid-cooled engine. In the US, the 2008 model will boast a price tag of $11,999.

3. MTT Turbine Superbike Y2K

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Engine: 227 miles per hour (365 km/h)
Top Speed: Rolls-Royce 250-C20 turbo shaft
Power: 320 horsepower (239 kW) @ 52,000 rpm
Transmission: 2-speed automatic

MTT Turbine Superbike, also known as Y2K Turbine Superbike, is the world’s second wheel driven motorcycle powered by a turbine engine, created by Ted McIntyre of Marine Turbine Technologies Inc. Powered by a Rolls Royce Allison 250 series turboshaft engine, producing 238kW (320hp), this motorcycle has a recorded top speed of 227 mph (365 km/h), with a price tag of US$150,000. It is recognized by Guinness World Records as the “Most powerful production motorcycle” and the “Most expensive production motorcycle”. Unlike other contemporary motorcycles (such as the Hayabusa), 2001 and later models of MTT Turbine SUPERBIKE do not have the 300 km/h speed limit self-imposed by Japanese manufacturers. MTT has achieved the 3rd rank among the top 10 fastest production bikes.

4. Honda CBR1100XX Blackbird

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Engine: 1137cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder
Top Speed: 190 miles per hour (310km/h)
Power: 114 kW (153 hp) @ 10,000 rpm
Transmission: Close-ratio 6-speed

Honda CBR1100XX Blackbird was the world’s fastest production motorcycle, after ripping the title away from the legendary Kawasaki ZX-11. Production of the Blackbird began in 1996 and halted in late 2007. The Blackbird was last imported to North America in 2003. The Blackbird was a founding bike in the hyper sport touring niche market. The Kawasaki ZX11 or Honda ST1100 may have been the first. This market has since expanded to include the Suzuki Hayabusa, Kawasaki ZZR1200, Yamaha FJR1300, Kawasaki ZX14 and the redesigned Kawasaki Concours. In the US the CBR1100XX never sold as well as the Suzuki Hayabusa, though its owners all appreciate the smooth elegant lines of the bike and its dual counter balancer shafts which give the Blackbird its exceptional smoothness. Blackbird still keeps flying among the top 10 fastest production bikes.

5. Yamaha YZF R1

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Engine: Forward Inclined Parallel 4-cylinder, 20 valves, DOHC, liquid-cooled
Top Speed: 186miles per hour (297 km/h)
Power: 128.2 horsepower (95.6 kW) at 10000 rpm
Transmission: Constant mesh 6-speed

Yamaha launched the YZF-R1 after redesigning the Genesis engine to offset the crankshaft, gearbox input and output shafts and this “compacting” of the engine yielded a huge dividend in that the total engine length was now very short. The Yamaha YZF-R1 motorcycle, introduced in 1998, was the first significant motorcycle in the true liter class (1,000 cc) “handling arms race” between the Japanese Big Four motorcycle manufacturers (Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha). When introduced, it took the class closer to a true racing motorcycle, and increased the handling capabilities. May be some more improvements it might push it further to the top among the top 10 fastest production bikes in the world.

6. MV Agusta F4 1000 R

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Engine: liquid cooled, inline, 4 cylinder, DOHC, 16 radial valves
Top Speed: 185 mph (299 km/h)
Power: 174 horsepower (128 kW)
Transmission: multi-disc wet clutch, 6 speed cassette gearbox

The F4 1000 R was released in 2006 and came with a 174 horsepower (128 kW) engine. The F4 1000 R also has upgraded Brembo Monobloc radial brakes, forged black Brembo wheels, a carbon-nitride coated Marzocchi upside down fork and an upgraded Sachs rear shock absorber (compression & rebound damping adjustable in high & low speed range). The F4 1000 R engine does not utilize the TSS system. A 1+1 (Biposto) version is available that adds a pillion for a passenger. In August of 2006 an F4 1000 R was used to set a record for the fastest production class 1000 cc motorcycle of 185 mph (299 km/h) at Bonneville Salt Flats.

7. Kawasaki Ninja ZX-11/ZZ-R1100

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Engine: 1052 cc 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC, liquid-cooled
Top Speed: 176 miles per hour (283km/h)
Power: 108 kW (147 PS) @ 10,500 rpm
Transmission: 6 speed

Occupying 7th place among the top 10 fastest bikes is the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-11/ZZ-R1100 was produced from 1990-2001. It was marketed as the ZX-11 Ninja in North America and the ZZ-R1100 in the rest of the world. This bike held the crown of The World’s Fastest Production Bike for close to a decade with a record top speed of 283 km/h (176 mph). When the bike was introduced in 1990, the nearest production bike top speed was 16 km/h (10 mph) slower and it belonged to the ZX-10, the bike that Kawasaki was replacing with the ZX-11.

8. Aprilia RSV 1000R Mille

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Engine: 998 cc 60 degree V-twin engine
Top Speed: 175 miles per hour (281 km/h)
Power: 105.24 kW (143.09 PS; 141.13 hp) @ 10000 rpm
Transmission: 6 speed, chain drive

The RSV Mille and limited-edition RSV Mille Factory are high performance V-twin powered motorcycles made by Aprilia with a 141 HP 998 cc engine built by the Austrian company Rotax. For 2006 the RSV Mille Factory won the Maxisport category for Masterbike 2006 and overall Masterbike of the year. The Aprilia RSV Mille is a super bike motorcycle manufactured by Aprilia from 1998 to 2003. It was offered in three versions, RSV Mille, RSV Mille R, and RSV Mille SP. And all of this kicks it to the 8th position among top 10 fastest production bikes.

9. BMW K 1200 S

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Engine: 16 valves, 4 cylinders, DOHC, horizontal in-line, liquid cooled
Top Speed: 174 miles per hour (278 km/h)
Power: 164.94 horsepower (120.4 kW) @ 10250 RPM
Transmission: 6 speed manual

With a very tough competition to Aprilia we have BMW with its K 1200 S. With enough raw power to shock even the most seasoned adrenaline junky, the K 1200 S hurls you from a dead stop to sixty mph in just 2.8 seconds. On 25 September 2004, BMW globally launched a radically redesigned K Series motorcycle, the K 1200 S, containing an all new in-line four-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine featuring 123 kW (165 hp). After the launch of K 1200 S, BMW unveiled the K 1200 R naked roadster, and the K 1200 GT sport tourer. So that was our 9th of top 10 fastest production bikes.

10. Ducati 1098s

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Engine: L-twin cylinder, 4 valves per cylinder Desmodromic, liquid cooled
Top Speed: 169 miles per hour (271 km/h)
Power: 119.3 kW (160.0 bhp) @ 9750 rpm
Transmission: 6 speed Chain

The Ducati 1098 is a 1099 cc L-twin sport bike manufactured by Ducati. It was announced on November 8, 2006 for the 2007 model year and replaces the 999. The 1098 makes a manufacturer claimed 160 horsepower, 90.4 ft-lb torque, and weighs 173kg. These figures give the 1098 the highest torque-to-weight ratio of any production sport bike ever made. When it comes to top speed it stands at a difference of 5 mph from BMW. Hopefully it’s quite a safe distance for BMW for few years to come as Ducati might stand at last in top 10 fastest bikes for a while.

courtesy: wikipedia

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3 Responses to “Top 10 Fastest Production Bikes”

  1. mayank said

    these r the the i like the most and now this is my request that please send there prices in rupees on my e-mail id.

  2. J D MATHIS said

    I don’t know where you gathered your information, the Viper bike was not a production bike, and only if you were looking at the bikes gearing, would it be able to come close to the 350 mph you claim. And who told you that a Hayabusa could do 248mph? This site is about hype, and not factual information.

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