While there have been hundreds of one-off motorcycles that are faster than these ten you are about to see these ten are mass production meaning most of them you can buy right now. But having said that any of these ten might be a little harder to get hold of…
The Top 10 Fastest Production Motorcycles Made So Far
10 – Bimota YB6 EXUP (Top Speed: 170 MPH)
Wiki Info: The unique feature that gave the 1989 and onward models their Exup name (for Exhaust Ultimate Power Valve) was Yamaha’s four-stroke power valve system, a servo motor-driven exhaust valve. This allowed large bore exhaust header pipes (for excellent gas flow at high engine speeds) coupled with the valve restricting flow at lower revs, to speed the gas through. It gave pulling power from low revs, seamlessly, up to the red line at 11,500 rpm. It also allowed extremely radical high lift cams that gave a very lumpy idle when unplugged, in the open position or when using a full aftermarket exhaust. Yamaha used this valve system on the YZF models which followed (Thunderace) and the R1 models from 1998.
9 – Kawasaki Ninja ZX-11 (Top Speed: 176 MPH)
Wiki Info: With a record top speed of 169–176 mph the ZX-11 was the fastest production motorcycle for six years, from its introduction in 1990 through 1995, when it was surpassed by the 1996 Honda CBR1100XX. When the bike was introduced in 1990, the nearest production bike top speed was 9.9 mph slower and it belonged to the ZX-10, the bike that Kawasaki was replacing with the ZX-11. The ZX-11 also had a ram air induction system. The 1990 ZX-11 C1 model got a Ram-air intake, the very first on any production motorcycle. The 1997 ZX-11’s quarter mile time was 10.43 seconds at 131.39 mph.
8 – Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird (Top Speed: 180 MPH)
Wiki Info: The Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird was a Honda motorcycle, part of the CBR series made from 1996 to 2007. The bike was developed to challenge the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-11 as the world’s fastest production motorcycle and Honda succeeded with a top speed of 178.5 mph. Two years later the title passed to the Suzuki Hayabusa, which reached 194 mph. The Blackbird is named after the Lockheed SR-71, also a speed record holder.
7 – Kawasaki ZX-14 (Top Speed: 186 MPH)
Wiki Info: The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 is a motorcycle in the Ninja sport bike series from the Japanese manufacturer Kawasaki that was their most powerful sport bike as of 2007. It was introduced at the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show and released for the 2006 model year as a replacement for the ZX-12R. The ZZR1400 is capable of accelerating from 0–60 mph in 2.5 seconds. The top speed is electronically limited to 186 mph as a result of an agreement between the major Japanese and European motorcycle manufacturers.
6 – Kawasaki ZX-12R (Top Speed: 187 MPH)
Wiki Info: The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R is a motorcycle in the Ninja sport bike series from the Japanese manufacturer Kawasaki produced from 2000 until 2006. In those years the ZX-12R at 178 hp at low speed to 190 hp at high speed with ram-air intake, was the most powerful production motorcycle up to 2006 and the release of the ZX-14. It was known as a contender to be the fastest production motorcycle and for its role in bringing to a truce the escalating competition to build an ever faster motorcycle. Its top speed of 187 mph made it the fastest production motorcycle for sale from 2000 to 2006.
5 – BMW S1000RR (Top Speed: 188 MPH)
Wiki Info: The BMW S1000RR is a sport bike initially made by BMW Motorrad to compete in the 2009 Superbike World Championship that is now in commercial production. It was introduced in Munich in April 2008 and is powered by a 999 cc inline-4 engine redlined at 14,200 rpm. BMW made 1,000 S1000RRs in 2009 to satisfy World Superbike homologation requirements, but expanded production for commercial sale of the bike in 2010. It has an anti-lock braking system, standard, with an optional electronic traction control.
4 – MV Agusta F4 R 312 (Top Speed: 193 MPH)
Wiki Info: This model F4 1000 R 312 was released in late 2007 and in 2008. It is identical to the F4 1000 R except for 9 hp more powerful engine, for a total of 183 hp and 115 N·m torque. This is due to 30 mm titanium intake valves, modified camshafts and 48 mm throttle bodies. For 2009 MV Agusta crossed the F4 1000R 312 with the 1,078cc F4CC to make the F4 1078RR 312 that made 190 hp. Then in 2010, they released the final year for the 312 the limited edition F4 1078 RR 312 Edizione finale.
3 – Suzuki Hayabusa (Top Speed: 194 MPH)
Wiki Info: Besides its speed, the Hayabusa has been lauded by many reviewers for its all-round performance, in that it does not drastically compromise other qualities like handling, comfort, reliability, noise, fuel economy or price in pursuit of a single function. Jay Koblenz of Motorcycle Consumer News commented, “If you think the ability of a motorcycle to approach 190 mph or reach the quarter-mile in under 10 seconds is at best frivolous and at worst offensive, this still remains a motorcycle worthy of just consideration. The Hayabusa is Speed in all its glory. But Speed is not all the Hayabusa is.”
2 – Ducati Panigale R (Top Speed: 202 MPH)
Wiki Info: In 2012, Ducati added the Panigale R World Superbike homologation model for the 2013 model year. It has lightened engine internals, including titanium connecting rods, and carbon fiber external parts, raising power to 145 kW and 151 kW with the track only exhaust and reducing weight to 165 kg. The top speed of the Panigale R was estimated by Road & Track to be 202 miles per hour with the track only Termignoni exhaust system it ships with, which they apparently derived from the speed at which the bike hits the rev limiter, assuming nominal gearing and wheel size.
1 – Kawasaki Ninja H2R (Top Speed: 249 MPH)
Wiki Info: The Kawasaki Ninja H2 is a “supercharged supersport” class motorcycle in the Ninja sportbike series, manufactured by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, featuring a variable-speed centrifugal-type supercharger. The track-only variant is called Ninja H2R and produces a maximum of 310 horsepower (230 kW) and 326 horsepower (243 kW) with ram air, is the most powerful and fastest production motorcycle on the market. The H2R has 50% more power than the fastest street-legal motorcycles, while the street-legal Ninja H2 has a slightly lower power output.