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Fastest Bike In The World
High-speed bikes are the way to go in this present generation world. Everyone is looking to accelerate their speeds in every sphere of life, be it in their regular routine or while riding a high-speed motorcycle. Sporty bikes with a big engine is a dream for many, especially, the generation with young blood pumping in them. It seems to be the ultimate desire of some to own the fastest bike ride with pride and power at the twist of the right handlebar.
The synonym for “fastest motorcycles” is clearly the “most expensive motorcycles” out there. So, to ride the fastest one, you need to pay huge bucks as well. With the growing craze for high-speed motorcycles, the manufacturers are also piling hugely to produce the faster and the better ones than the previous. In a bid to attain supremacy, many are coming up with new launches, like the TVS Akula 310, which is the first fully-faired and fastest ever bike from TVS. This upcoming product will make way for further improved and more powerful products from TVS Motors.
Here, we have provided a list of top five fastest bike around the world with speeds to amaze, followed by a list of five fastest motorcycles with engines above 500cc.
Kawasaki Ninja H2R
The Kawasaki Ninja H2R is the supercharged fastest running bike till date and is engineered well to deliver strong performance. It features a powerful 998cc supercharged DOHC 4-cylinder engine, which delivers a whopping 310 bhp maximum power against a peak torque of 156 Nm. This aids to attain a mind-boggling top speed of 400 kmph. It features a 6-speed dog-ring transmission with fast and smooth shifting.
MTT Turbine Superbike Y2K
The MTT Turbine Superbike Y2K is second in terms of speed to only Kawasaki Ninja H2R, although it has been recognized as the most powerful production motorcycle by the Guinness book of world records. It is a wheel-driven motorcycle (shaft driven) with a 250-C18 turboshaft engine and is designed to use the exhaust heat energy to convert it into output power. The engine produces a maximum power output of 320 bhp against a peak torque of 576 Nm to attains a top speed of 365 kmph. The transmission duties are taken care by the 2-speed semi-automatic gearbox.
The Lightning LS-218 is an electric motorcycle produced by Lightning Motorcycle since 2014. It is the fastest electric bike currently running on the road. It comes with a liquid-cooled 150 kW electric motor, which develops a maximum power of 200 bhp along with a peak torque of 168 Nm. The motorcycle offers a peak speed of 350 kmph and attains a speed of 100 kilometres per hour in just 2 seconds from a standstill position.
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R
The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R is a stylishly designed attractive sports bike and is one of the powerful motorcycles of the Ninja series. It comes with a 1,441 cc, four-cylinder liquid cooled engine which churns out a maximum power of 197 bhp and a peak torque of 153 Nm. It offers a top speed of 208 miles per hour, which is around 334 kmph. This super-bike manages to attain a speed of 100 kmph in just 2.7 seconds from standstill point.
Suzuki Hayabusa is a high-speed sports bike manufactured by Suzuki since 1999, which was then the fastest motorcycle in production. However, it was updated in 2008 as the second generation of the product. It features a 1397 cc four cylinder, liquid cooled engine that produces a maximum power output of 197 bhp and manages a top speed of 312 kmph. It attains a speed of 60 miles per hour in just 2.5 seconds from a standstill position. The engine comes paired to a 6-speed constant mesh gearbox.
Having listed all of them, there aren’t many that will be suitable for all the countries. We have traditionally seen cars and motorcycles being detuned for the developing markets, although the demand is on a rise these days.
Fastest bikes with sub-500cc engine
However, there are certain motorcycles that have a smaller engine but are extremely powerful for the countries with average infrastructure in terms of road. Though we do find sub 1,000 cc motorcycles in these markets, their popularity isn’t as much as the one falling under the sub-500 cc segment.
Below is the list of top five motorcycles which have an engine smaller than 500 cc but promise to deliver much more than the numbers would suggest.
The Yamaha YZF-R3 is a sport-oriented motorcycle produced by Yamaha since 2015. It resembles to be the bigger version of its sibling, Yamaha R15, with more mature styling and features. It comes with a 321cc, two-cylinder, liquid cooled DOHC engine that churns out a maximum power output of 42 bhp against a peak torque of 29.6 Nm. A constant mesh, 6-speed gearbox is paired with the engine that transmits the developed power to the wheel. It can attain a highest speed of around 170 kmph to fit perfectly into the high-speed motorcycles list.
KTM RC 390
The KTM RC390 is the fully-faired sports bike from KTM based on the Duke 390, which is well engineered to deliver fast speed. It features a 373.2 cc four cylinder, liquid cooled engine which develops a maximum power output of 42 bhp at 9,000 revolutions per minute against a peak torque of 35 bhp at 7,000 revolutions per minute. The engine comes paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox and the company claims a top speed of 167 kmph. However, the motorcycle can perform way better than the numbers suggest as the body is extremely good at aerodynamics and is lightweight.
Bajaj Dominar 400
The Bajaj Dominar 400 is built on the CS400 concept and offers an aggressive stance with a muscular body. It is the naked type motorcycle, which features a 373.2 cc, single cylinder engine to develop a maximum power output of 34.5 bhp at 8,000 revolutions per minute against a peak torque of 35 Nm at 6,500 revolutions per minute. The engine comes mated with a 6-speed slipper clutch transmission. Bajaj Dominar 400 manages to hit a top speed of 148 kmph and accelerates from zero to 100 km in just 8.32 seconds.
TVS Akula 310
The TVS Akula 310 is a first fully-faired sports motorcycle to be manufactured by the Indian two-wheeler manufacturer, TVS. It offers a stylish and trendy look to attract buyers. Mechanically, it comes with a 310cc motor that produces a maximum power output of 34 bhp at 9,500 revolutions per minute and a peak torque of 28 Nm at 7,500 revolutions per minute. The sports bike claims to deliver a top speed of 145 kmph, while it can reach a speed of 100 kmph from zero within 6.8 seconds.
KTM 390 Duke
The KTM 390 Duke is a naked sports bike, which offers good performance and looks aggressive upfront. It features a 373.2 cc motor, which produces a maximum power output of 43 bhp at 9,000 revolutions per minute and a peak torque of 37 Nm at 7,000 revolutions per minute. The engine is paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox. KTM 390 Duke delivers a top speed of 160 kmph, while it can reach from zero speed to 100 kmph in just 5.5 seconds.
Speed was previously meant to reach the desired destination in the least time. But, with the advent of new super speed bikes, the meaning has taken a new phase now and it’s all about riding with the most in just a twist of a throttle. The above-mentioned bikes are the fastest and the best bikes you will come across. I am sure they will turn your heads.
So, if you love speed and desire to own a high-speed motorcycle, then this discussion will help you choose the best fit for yourself.