When we talk about speed, one of the first things that come in our minds is motorbikes. Motorbikes are the symbol of speed, power, supremacy and aggression. Speeding with a prestige motorcycle is one of the popular hobbies of present era. In recent years, superbike makers have begun pushing motorcycles to top speeds that leave those old limits behind. Let’s take a look at ‘top 5 fastest motorbikes in the world’ that can be found on the market today and see how fast they can run.
Yamaha YZF R1 is produced by renowned Japan’s motorcycle manufacturer, Yamaha. The engine used for this motorcycle is forward inclined Parallel 4-cylinder, 20 valves, DOHC, liquid-cooled. Capable of going 0-60 in 3 seconds this bike can hit the road with the maximum speed of 186mph.
The Honda CBR1100XX Blackbird is truly one of the fastest bikes ever made to date coming from the one of the best sports bike manufactures “Honda”. This motorcycle is using 1137 cc, liquid-cooled, four cylinder engines and able to flash from 0-60 in 3 seconds can reach the top speed of 190 mph quite easily.
Once it held The Guinness World Record for the fastest production motorcycle, next in list is the MTT Turbine Superbike Y2K. The bike was introduced in back in 2000 but due to quality of manufacturing it is at the 3rd spot in the list of top 5 fastest sports motorbikes in the world. The transmission system used by this motorcycle is different than other motorcycle by simply using 2 speed automatic transmissions. This beast can reach the top speed of 227mph in right hands and can go 0-200 in just 5 seconds.
This elite class of bikes also includes the Suzuki Hayabusa. This Japanese origin motorcycle is using 1340 cc, 4 strokes, four cylinders, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16 valve engine. Transmission system used is 6 speeds with constant mesh and earned the number 2 spot in the top 5 fastest motorbikes in the world .This motorcycle can hit the outrageous top speed of 248mph.
At the number one spot of top 5 fastest motorbikes in the world is Dodge Tomahawk. With only 9 units produced, the Tomahawk is the fastest motorcycles ever build, Using a 500 HP V10 engine taken from a Dodge Viper. The model is hard to match in terms of power .This motorcycle is using a simple transmission system by using just 2 speed manual transmission. Theoretically, the bike can reach 350 MPH but at that point, the laws of physics and aerodynamics would make it fly off the road. Today Dodge Tomahawk is the fastest bike but time will tell if manufacturers will attempt to build something even more powerful.