There is something enigmatic about sports motorcycles like acceleration, laser-like precise handling, minimalistic momentum, agility, and so on.
Since the beginning, motorcycle brands have competed with each other in the consumer market and on professional racing tracks.
Regardless of aesthetics, marketing, and brand equity, the true potential of superbike’s engineering, however, was only displayed on tracks.
Thanks to the premier class of motorcycle racing events like MotoGP, WorldSBK, and road racing events like Isle of Man TT for showing us what these modern engineering marvels can do if throttled up freely.
But speed comes at a price, these types of motorcycles are also some of the costliest and potentially dangerous vehicles you can buy.
If you are biker by heart and afford them or want to know more, here is the list of the top 10 fastest bikes in the world in 2020:
10. Aprilia RSV4 RR
As soon as Aprilia launched this superbike in 2016, the RSV4 instantly entered the limelight.
The RSV4 RF is a limited edition track-oriented superbike variant featuring Öhlins fork, Performance Ride Control, Wheelie Control, Launch Control, Quick Shift, and more.
999cc, liquid-cooled V4 engine which combines 198bhp and 115Nm of torque with a 6-speed gearbox powers Aprilla RSV4.
There are two variants, a limited edition of the Aprilia RSV4 RF, a more hard-core RSV4 RR variant featuring Öhlins fork.
Indeed, the RSV4 RR is a ride-ready motorcycle, but RF is one step ahead.
This bike’s lightning acceleration is the only reason its included in our fastest motorcycle in the world countdown.
9. Ducati Panigale V4
Ducati launched its current flagship, 1103cc Panigale V4 in 2018, as the successor to the V-twin engined Panigale 1299.
The feedback/data numbers of clients worldwide and the world championship SuperBike events for their best sports bikes were cut down from Ducati Corse engineers.
Their analysis has brought a progression of changes like more aerodynamic chassis, electronic control, and Ride through wire mapping.
These modifications were aimed to improve stability and turn-in speed to facilitate riders to close corners and to make it easier to control the throttle more confidently.
Ducati specifically improved the design aspects of cowlings, fairings, and other bits with fluid-dynamic engineers and then in the wind tunnels.
Panigale V4 is available in a variety of trim levels: base V4, V4 S, V4 S Corse, and V4 Speciale and 998 cc variants: V4 R, Superleggera V4 2020.
8. Yamaha YZF-R1
R1 is the company’s flagship motorcycle, giving riders the chance to explore the MotoGP DNA with a street-legal bike.
It generates a 197.2 BHP peak power and a torque of 112.4 Nm.
The R1 is supported by an aluminum chassis with a diamond structure and comes with a four inline 998cc petrol engine.
The YFZ R1 receives forward telescopic forks and a backward double swing leg, ensuring controlled stability.
7. Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade
The CBR1000RR Fireblade is Honda’s flagship sports bike for the masses, bringing racetrack technology to the road.
Since the 2019 version, the fastest honda motorcycle has now improved in terms of power and innovation.
It receives a range of most advanced racing elements like Wheelie Control, Rear Lift Control, Powerful Engine, Braking, Riding Mode Select System, Power Selection, and a new ABS gyroscopic mechanism.
The new CBR1000RR weighs 195 kg with the use of magnesium and other lightweight materials, which is about 15 kg lighter than the previous one.
Honda also has the CBR1000RR Fireblade SP besides the standard model with extra facilities such as semi-active Ohlins Electronic Control (SEC) steering at both sides and Brembo four-piston Monoblock radial calipers with high-performance brake pads.
It’s been a long-time Fireblade has retained its position both in MotoGP & market with new 1000RR as one of the finest and best bikes in the world.
Honda will update the CBR1000RR with a new name, CBR1000RR-R, for 2020 with redesigned upgraded bodywork, and a new engine based on RC213V MotoGP technology.
6. Suzuki GSX-R
Suzuki GSX-R is powered by liter-class with a 999.8cc four-cylinder liquid-cooled engine of 6 speeds with 202 HP@13,200 RPM power, 117.6 Nm@10,800 rpm torque.
GSX has more effective suspension and added electronic functions added to the street-legal model for riders intending to move from the original variant to the R variant.
GSX-R1000’s top speed is 300 kph, while this lightest motorcycle weighs only 202 kg. Suzuki’s design style has remained the same over the last few generations.
A single headlight on its fairing feels aesthetic while redesigning air intakes relative to its predecessors.
Similar to Suzuki’s R (GSX-R1000R) models, the base 1000R manufactured with an Inertial Measurement Unit to measure the pressure at load on the engine to assist and refine the traction control reactions.
5. MV Agusta F4 RC
If ‘iconic’ isn’t good enough for you, your aim for unique–and can’t get much more certain than the MV Agusta F4 RC.
The street-legal version’s four-cylinder engine produces 205bhp power (more than standard F4 RR, which produces 195 BHP).
Its body frame race kit also reduces the weight of the bike to 175 kg, meaning that its maximum velocity is a race standard specified of 302kph.
The F4 RC is the motorcycle you want to buy if you want the fastest bike in the world with an exotic Italian touch and lightness.
There is always an element of sleekness, both in Italian supercars and top speed bikes.
4. BMW S1000RR
Unlike Japanese big automotive brands, BMW Motorrad receives its racing DNA technology directly from its parent corporation, BMW.
BMW S1000RR’s top speed is 303 kph (188.2 mph), making it the fastest BMW bike ever made.
So far, BMW has had an eye for advanced aerodynamics for this version’s new feel.
The solution was a new 2019 S 1000 RR, an entirely restructured motorcycle from its previous editions.
2019 BMW S1000RR’s most prominent element includes a twin LED projector headlamps with LED DRLs which substitute the unique asymmetric headlamps its predecessors used to have.
This engine is a newly developed, four-cylinder piston inline 999cc engine. The engine produces a 13,500rpm 204 HP and 113Nm of torque at 11,000rpm.
Thanks to smaller engine parts and exhaust systems, the new version has a weight of around 197kg (11 kg lighter).
3. Suzuki Hayabusa
Suzuki’s flagship, the big daddy Hayabusa, is probably the most popular bike in the world.
Hayabusa also has been the fastest production motorcycle for a long time before Suzuki’s rival launched our top two speed bikes.
Nowadays, people often confuse it with the previously held speed record, but in 2020, Hayabusa is not the world’s fastest bike anymore.
Hayabusa’s twin headlamps are stacked vertically, and that’s how you instantly recognize the boss of superbikes on the streets.
The motorcycle has a new ABS and front brake calipers from Brembo Monobloc.
In the total, there are four analog meters on the front which includes a speedometer, fuel gauge integrated with water temperature with S-DMS mode indicator, on the drive gear and an adjustable tachometer.
Powering the beast is a liquid-cooled DOHC 1300cc four-cylinder engine trotting out 197 horsepower.
Hayabusa has a suspension upfront of the damped forks of the inverted telescopic coil spring oil and rear damped absorbers of the coil spring oil.
Unfortunately, for some emission norm restrictions, Suzuki is planning to discontinue the production of the legendary motorcycle.
2. Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R is the second-fastest motorbike in the world to date at the top speed of 208.1 mph.
In just 2.7 seconds, this super vehicle could travel 0 to 100 kph.
Ninja ZX-14R uses a liquid-cooled engine of 1441cc four valves & can produce 197.3 BHP@10,000 RPM peak power.
For a long time, the Ninja series was consistently among the best street bikes for their modern technologies and research.
Kawasaki intended to compete with Hayabusa and to launch the most powerful sportbike (it eventually succeeded).
1. Kawasaki Ninja H2R
Street legal H2:
With the combined lightweight and powerful engine of the track-only variant, Kawasaki Ninja H2R is the fastest bike in the world in 2020, holding the speed record of reaching the speed of 400kmh (250mph) in record-breaking 26 seconds.
Because of the overwhelming power, this liter-class model was a purely track-only motorcycle, not legal on public roads, and is the only bike to get supercharging technology on track.
Thankfully, there is a street-legal variant, Kawasaki Ninja H2, and a highly rigid, lightweight CFRP trim, Ninja H2 Carbon.
If we consider legality, Kawasaki Ninja H2 is the fastest street-legal motorcycle you could own.
But even so, Ninja H2R is 50 percent powerful and has a 5mm shorter wheelbase than the regular street-legal H2, which produces 197BHP of power.
It looks like an astonishing piece of a motorcycle museum, H2R’s devilish engine produces over 310 horsepower, which also makes it one of the most powerful motorcycle.
However, there is an honorable mention,
You guessed it right, MTT Turbine Superbike Y2K, and the only reason we did not include it as the world’s no. 1 bike is because of street-legality, usage issues, and factual grounds.
This motorcycle is equipped with a helicopter jet turboshaft engine capable of producing astonishing 420HP power with a top speed of 250 mph and can outperform any of the above top 10 bikes in the world.
As it is a turbine jet engine, it can work with any thick fuel like kerosene, diesel & all biofuels.
But you might question,
How fast can a motorcycle go?
If we consider the fastest land-speed record ever achieved by a two-wheeler, the world record goes to The TOP 1 Ack Attack.
A specially built land-speed streamliner motorcycle that recorded as the fastest motorcycle in the world in March 2013, which achieved officially recorded a top speed of 634.217 kph (394.084 mph).
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