Top 10 Fastest Motorcycles In The World Today

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The advancement of technology has enabled motorcycle manufacturers to produce high-speed "bullet" motorcycles. Among the top 10 fastest commercially produced motorcycles in the world today, many can reach a maximum speed of nearly 400 km/h.

Not only competing in terms of design and features, but technological developments also help motorcycle manufacturers worldwide create an increasing number of "warhorses" with mind-blowing speeds to cater to speed enthusiasts.

This list is curated based on the criteria of commercially produced models distributed in the market in 2023. Below is detailed information:

1. 2023 Kawasaki Ninja H2 R: 400 km/h

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In 2014, Kawasaki surprised the world by introducing the H2 model - the first commercially available motorcycle in the world to use a supercharged engine. Alongside the Ninja H2, the Japanese manufacturer also unveiled the Kawasaki Ninja H2 R, a "track-only" version designed exclusively for racing. The heart of the Kawasaki Ninja H2 R is a supercharged 4-cylinder engine with a 998cc displacement, producing 310 horsepower at 14,000 RPM and a torque of 164 Nm at 12,500 RPM. On July 30, 2016, rider Kenan Sofuoglu piloted the Kawasaki Ninja H2 R to reach a speed of 400 km/h on the Osman Gazi Bridge in Turkey. This H2 R model used the original engine and relied solely on gasoline for racing purposes.

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2. Ducati Panigale V4 R: Over 322 km/h

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Ranked second on this list is the superbike - Ducati Panigale V4 R from the leading Italian motorcycle manufacturer. The Ducati Panigale V4 R is born with the essence of a commercial superbike but geared towards racing technology, making it extremely high-performance. This model features the Stradale R Evo V4 engine with a displacement of 998cc, producing 218 horsepower and a peak torque of 112 Nm. When equipped with the Akrapovic racing exhaust system, the power can be boosted to 237 horsepower. This power enables the Ducati Panigale V4 R to reach a top speed of over 200 mph (322 km/h). However, the speedometer only displays 200 mph (322 km/h), so a GPS is necessary to determine the actual speed achieved by this model.

3. Damon Hypersport Premier: 322 km/h

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The Damon Hypersport Premier is an electric motorcycle masterpiece from the Canadian brand, Damon Motors. This model is produced in limited quantities, with only 200 units available. The Hypersport Premier features a 150 kW motor, allowing the bike to achieve a maximum speed of up to 322 km/h.

4. BMW M 1000 RR: 314 km/h

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The 2023 Superbike model, BMW M1000RR, is a high-performance version that has seen significant improvements in terms of aerodynamics. The M1000RR 2023 is equipped with features such as elongated and lighter titanium handlebars, a super-lightweight Akrapovic exhaust system, and numerous carbon fiber components throughout the body, reducing the motorcycle's weight to just 192 kg. At the heart of the BMW M 1000 RR is a 4-cylinder, 999 cc inline engine with ShiftCam technology, delivering a power output of up to 212 horsepower at 14,500 RPM and a torque of 113 Nm. The BMW M 1000 RR achieves a top speed of 314 km/h.

5. Aprilia RSV4 1100: 307 km/h

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If you're a MotoGP enthusiast, you're likely to know that Aprilia has made significant strides in recent years. This is in part thanks to high-speed "warhorses" like the RSV4 1100. With its engine displacement increased from 1,077cc to 1,099cc, generating a power output of 217 horsepower, the Aprilia RSV4 1100 can achieve a top speed of up to 307 km/h.

6. MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR: Over 299 km/h

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The MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR was first unveiled at the EICMA 2019 exhibition. Immediately, the motorcycle made a strong impression on speed enthusiasts worldwide. This model is equipped with a 998 cc DOHC engine, 16 valves, liquid and oil cooling. This enables the bike to generate a power output of 208 horsepower at 13,000 RPM and a torque of 116.5 Nm at 11,000 RPM, reaching a top speed of over 299 km/h.

7. Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP: 299 km/h

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The latest version of the Honda CBR1000RR-R FireBlade SP is born with the spirit of "Ready for every race" since its first introduction in 1992. Up until now, the Fireblade has been developed and upgraded into a superior 1000cc sports machine. It features a 4-cylinder, 999cc liquid-cooled engine, producing 215 horsepower at 14,500 RPM and a maximum torque of 113 Nm at 12,500 RPM. It can reach a top speed of up to 299 km/h.

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8. Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR: 299 km/h

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The updated Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR features variable intake technology that can adjust the airflow into the engine to optimize performance. The 4-cylinder, inline engine with a displacement of 998cc allows the bike to accelerate and reach a top speed of 299 km/h.

9. Yamaha YZF-R1 M: 299 km/h

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The Yamaha YZF-R1M is the top-of-the-line sportbike in Yamaha's R series, a Japanese motorcycle manufacturer. The engine installed on the Yamaha R1M is a Crossplane inline-four DOHC (Double Overhead Camshaft) engine, producing 200 horsepower at 13,500 revolutions per minute (RPM) and a maximum torque of 113.3 Nm at 11,500 RPM, mated to a 6-speed transmission. This combination allows the bike to achieve a maximum speed of 299 kilometers per hour.

10. 2023 Suzuki Hayabusa: 299 km/h

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The new generation Suzuki Hayabusa utilizes a 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, 1,340cc DOHC engine with liquid cooling. It delivers 187.7 horsepower at 9,700 RPM and a maximum torque of 150 Nm at 7,200 RPM. This engine is paired with a 6-speed transmission, providing strong acceleration capabilities before reaching a maximum speed of 299 km/h.

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