Find out which motorcycle tops the world’s fastest motorcycle of 2018 list
More power is equal to more speed and more speed means more money. Although owning any of the worlds fastest motorcycles may be a dream for many but that does not stop us from getting to know which motorcycle currently is the fastest motorcycle of the World in the year 2018. Below provided is the list of World’s fastest motorcycles in 2018
10. Yamaha YZF R1M
Top speed: 293 kph
There is no denying the fact that that the slightly sportier version of the R1M is counted amongst one of the powerful and fastest production spec motorcycles of the world. The 998 cc, liquid-cooled, 16-valve (titanium), DOHC, in-line four-cylinder, cross-plane crankshaft engine is capable of producing about 200 Hp of peak power and 99.2 Nm of peak torque.
What differentiated the M version from the standard R1 is the addition of some high-end materials like the electronic semi-active Öhlins suspension and carbon fibre bodywork. This motorcycle is capable of reaching speeds of around 293 Kph mark (182 mph)
9. Aprilia RSV4 RF
Top speed: 297 kph
The motorcycle has five-time World Superbike Championship winner accolade behind its name and thus there is no way we can actually question its capabilities. The motorcycle is powered by a 999.6 cc V4 engine which is capable of producing about 201 Hp of peak power 115 Nm of torque. The Aprilia RSV4 RF was a limited edition motorcycle which was capable of touching speeds of 297 kph mark (186 miles/h) to be exact.
8. MV Agusta F4 RR
Top speed: 298 kph
According to MV Agusta, the F4 RR is a modern Classic and was designed to set a new paradigm in the worlds of sports motorcycling. The motorcycle is powered by a Four cylinder, 4 strokes, 16 valves 998 cc engine which is capable of producing about 201 Hp of peak power and 111 Nm of torque. The motorcycle weighs just 190 kilograms which was made possible because it gets many carbon fiber components to it. The motorcycle has the ability to reach a top speed of 298 Km/h mark.
7. Suzuki Hayabusa
Top speed: 299 kph
How could we not count add the mighty ‘Busa’ to our list of fastest motorcycle of the World. The motorcycle has ruled the streets for the past 18 years and it still is one of largest selling motorcycles in the Suzuki lineup. Powered by a huge 1340 cc inline-four unit the Hayabusa produces about 197 Hp of peak power and 138 Nm of peak torque.
The motorcycle is capable of hitting a top speed of 299 km/h mark. However, there are rumors the motorcycles top speed is electronically restricted for safety reasons.
6. Ducati Panigale 1199 R
Top speed: 299 kph
Ducati added the Panigale R to its lineup back in the year 2012. The motorcycle was made lightweight by making some slight modifications. The Panigale 1199 R uses titanium connecting rods and carbon fiber external parts. The motorcycle is powered by a liquid cooled 1198 cc 4-cyl desmodromic 90° L-twin unit whose power has been raised to 202 Hp with the track only exhaust. The motorcycle is capable of reaching a top speed of 299 km/h mark (186 Mph) to be exact.
5. Kawasaki Ninja ZX 14R
Top speed: 334 kph
The Suzuki Hayabusa and the Ninja ZX 14R are two of the most iconic motorcycles which will rule the hearts of speed fanatics forever. The ZX-14R is powered by a 1441 cc, liquid cooled four stroke inline four engine which is capable of producing about 201 Ps of peak power and 158 Nm of torque. The motorcycle is capable of hitting a top speed of 334 km/h mark (208 mph). This ZX-14R is one of the fastest production motorcycles of the world and is still on sale in both International as well as Indian market.
4. BMW S 1000 RR HP4
Top speed: 334 kph
As we are approaching towards the top of the list we will definitely find some common names here. No one is stranger to the technologically advanced S1000 RR HP4 variant of BMW. The HP4 variant was one of the very few motorcycles of the world which gets a race-ABS as standard.
The motorcycle further also gets slightly modified handlebars as well while there were also some optional extras like HP carbon engine spoiler and trim, HP folding clutch and brake levers. The motorcycle is powered by 4 stroke 16 Valve DOHC inline four 999 cc unit which is capable of producing about 199 Hp of peak power and 112 Nm of torque. The motorcycle is capable of reaching a top speed of around 334 Km/h mark.
3. Lightning LS-218
Top speed: 350 kph
The Lightning LS218 is definitely the odd bikes amongst this list because this is an electric motorcycle which already has achieved the record of hitting 350 km/h mark at Bonneville in the year 2011. This is not only the fastest electric bike but also one of the fastest road legal motorcycles in the world.
The Lightning LS-218 is powered by an IPM liquid cooled 150kw+ 10,500 rpm electric motor which is capable of producing about 200 Hp of peak power and 227 Nm of peak torque. The motorcycle can reach a top speed of 351 Km/h mark with ease.
2. MTT Turbine Y2K Superbike
Top speed: 365 kph
We all are familiar with this superbike because it featured in many of the Hollywood movies in the past and is still one of the fastest motorcycles of the world. The first generation Y2k Superbike was powered by a Rolls Royce-Allison gas turbine engine which was capable of producing about 320 Hp of peak power and 576 Nm of torque.
Later MTT launched the MTT Turbine streetfighter which was powered by the same Rolls Royce-Allison turbine engine but it has an option to upgrade the power output to a mind-boggling 420 Hp and 677 Nm. The motorcycle is capable of hitting a top speed of 365 Km/h mark while it can accelerate from 0-321 km/h mark in just 5.4 seconds.
1. Kawasaki Ninja H2R
Top speed: 400 kph
All of you waited to find out which one is the fastest motorcycle in the world. Unfortunately, you can only ride the motorcycle on the tracks or in closed courses only. The Kawasaki Ninja H2R with a top speed of around 400 km/h mark wins the top spot. This motorcycle is powered by a 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC, 4-valve, liquid-cooled, supercharged 998 cc engine which produces about 310 Hp of peak power.
The motorcycle is loaded with all the advanced electronic aid including Kawasaki Corner Management Function (KCMF), Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC), Kawasaki Launch Control Mode (KLCM), Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS), Kawasaki Engine Brake Control, Kawasaki Quick Shifter (KQS) (for both upshift & downshift) to keep the rider safe and on the ground.
Back in 2016 a Turkish rider Kenan Sofuoğlu performed a top speed run with the motorcycle and it was able to touch speeds of 400 km/h mark earning it the tag of being the fastest motorcycle of the world tag.