10 Fastest Motorcycles in the World

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If you ask motorcycle enthusiasts how it feels like riding the fastest two-wheelers on the planet, they will simply dare you to ride by their side. That is if you can lay your hands on a state of the art motorbike that can go fast enough to qualify for this ultimate speed challenge.

But you must be an adrenaline junkie to pull such a stunt on one of the fastest bikes in the world.

Top 10 Fastest Motorcycles in the World

So, if you are ready to become part of the fast and furious bikers in your neighborhood, read on to discover our top 10 selection of the fastest motorcycles you can think of.

10. Honda CBR 1000 RR (299 km/h – 186 mph)

  • Top Speed : 299 km/h or 186 mph
  • Engine Capacity: 998 cc
  • Horsepower:189 hp
  • Acceleration: 0-100km/h in 2.8 seconds

We start our fact-finding mission of the top ten fastest motorcycles in the world with Honda CBR 1000 RR, a Japanese brand. Marketed in some regions as “Fireblade”, this 998 cc engine capacity liquid-cooled inline 4-cylinder motorbike is all that you need if you are getting started with motor racing.

With an enhanced engine, this 2017 model is designed to produce an amazing 189 horsepower. On top of that, it comes with a top speed of 186 mph or 299 km/h.

As if that is not enough, this stylish motorbike can accelerate from 0 all the way to 100 km/h in just 2.8 seconds. Most importantly, it is affordable yet reliable when it comes to speed, maneuverability, and safety.

9. Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R (301 km/h – 187 mph)

  • Top Speed: 301 km/h or 187 mph
  • Engine Capacity: 1199 cc
  • Horsepower : 190hp
  • Acceleration : 0-100km/h in 2.7 seconds

Next on our list is the Kawasaki ZX-12R, another Japanese motorcycle brand that will blow your mind. This classic motorbike comes with features that will give you an edge over other riders regardless of the terrain.

The 1199 cc engine capacity on this motorbike boasts 4-cylinder with a whopping 190 horsepower. From these specifications, you can easily tell how powerful this motorcycle is.

Produced up to 2006, this model still reigns on roads in terms of speed and strength. Besides, it can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.7 seconds, making it one of the fastest motorcycles in the world today.

If you are not convinced with that, this two-wheeler can move at an electronically-limited top speed of 187 mph or 301 km/h. For the price, Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R remains a budget-friendly motorcycle for most riders.

8. MV Agusta F4 RR 312 (311 km/h – 193 mph)

  • Top Speed: 311 km/h or 193 mph
  • Engine Capacity: 1078cc
  • Horsepower: 190 hp
  • Acceleration:0-100 in 3 seconds

MV Agusta F4 RR 312 gives you a reason to smile even before you start your ride. From the name, you can easily point out its country of origin.

The “312” number for this model shows that it is one of the Italian motorcycles that have made history in world racing. At a top speed of 193.8 mph or 312 km/h, this model claims its place among the fastest motorcycles in the world.

No wonder the Motociclismo verified MV Augusta’s claim to achieve a top speed of about 189.24 mph or 311 km/h. Speaking of the speed, this motorbike can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in about 3 seconds to keep you ahead of other riders.

It is identical to the MV Agusta F4 312 in many ways except the additional 7 horsepower, making it produce a staggering 190 hp in total. Due to its great features and efficiency on the road, this motorbike costs slightly higher than the previous models we have discussed so far.

7. Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R (312 km/h – 194 mph)

  • Top Speed: 312 km/h or 194 mph
  • Engine Capacity: 1240 cc
  • Horsepower: 170 hp
  • Acceleration: 0-100 km/h in 2.8 seconds

At number 7 we have Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R, another model from Japan. One thing about this motorcycle is that it is the last unrestricted Hayabusa you can ride if you so wish.

Its name comes from a famous Japanese peregrine falcon, making it one of the few popular motorbikes in that part of the world.

From 1999, the Hayabusa has been featuring in a number of lists concerning top speed. This is attributed to the superior features that make it a powerful motorbike on the road.

One of the notable features that comes with this model is the liquid-cooled engine with a capacity of 1340cc. This gives it a capability of 170 horsepower to keep you going regardless of the speed you choose.

In addition, the Hayabusa accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 2.8 seconds and can move at a top speed of  194 mph or 312 km/h. This explains why the Hayabusa model found its way into Guinness World Records as the fastest production motorcycle in the entire world in 2000  and 2001.

The Hayabusa has been a perfect choice of a motorbike for drag racing, road racing, and speed competitions. If you are worried about its cost, just know that it only comes with a reasonable price tag to make it more affordable to many riders.

6. Ducati Panigale 1199R (325 km/h – 202 mph)

  • Top Speed: 325 km/h or 202 mph
  • Engine Capacity: 1199cc
  • Horpower: 202 hp
  • Acceleration: 0-100 km/h in 2.8 seconds

Here comes another classic Italian motorcycle with great design and speed. The model comes with an original version liquid coded 1199cc engine capacity that gives a powerful 195 horsepower.

Apart from that, this fast motorbike has a track-only Termignoni exhaust system that upgrades horsepower to about 202 hp. All this raises the motorbike’s top speed from 300 to 325 km per hour (202mph).

That speed makes it to the top ten fastest motorbikes in the world. Due to this upgrade, Ducati Panigale 1199R is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.8 seconds.

5. Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R (335 km/h – 208 mph)

  • Top Speed: 335 km/h or 208 mph
  • Engine Capacity: 1441cc
  • Horsepower: 200 hp
  • Acceleration: 0-100 km/h in 2.7 seconds

If you value speed on a well-designed motorcycle, then you should consider going for Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R. Equipped with a 1441cc engine, this Japanese model can produce up to 200 horsepower.

As such, this motorbike can go up to 174 mph or 280 km/h. But with some adjustment on the tires and gearing equipment, the Ninja ZX-14R can move to a speed of more than 186 miles per show(300 km/h).

In 2013 this model set a new Australian land speed record of more than 208 mph (335 km/h). This super machine can accelerate from 0 to 100 in less 2.7 seconds.

4. MBW S1000RR (350 km/h – 218 mph)

  • Top Speed: 350 km/h or 218 mph
  • Engine Capacity: 999cc
  • Horsepower: 193
  • Acceleration: 0-100 km/h in 2.7 seconds

BMW S1000 brings you quality and speed in one package. As the only German super machine on this list, this motorcycle gives you every reason to go for road racing.

According to its specification sheet, the S100RR can sprint to a speed of 190 mph (305 km/h). But in 2026, this German machine sprinted beyond its limit reaching a top speed of 217.7 mph(350 km/h) thanks to its 12 modifications. That is the reason it is referred to as “the American Queen of Speed”.

Despite this top speed, you can easily maneuver this motorcycle. Additionally, it can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds. This acceleration is comparable to that for Bugatti Veyron Super Sport.

Featuring a 999cc engine, this MBW motorcycle can produce 193 horsepower, making it one of the most efficient top speed motorbikes on the planet.

3. Lightning LS-218 (351 km/h – 218 mph)

  • Top Speed:351 km/h or 218 mph
  • Electric motorcycle
  • Horsepower: 200 hp
  • Acceleration: 0-100 km/h in 2.3 seconds

The 3rd fastest motorbikes on this list is Lightning LS-218. As the name suggests, this machine is really fast.

Surprisingly it is the only electricity motorcycle featured among the top speed two-wheelers on this list.

This American machine can sprint to a top speed of 218 mph or 351 km/h. Most purists dislike the Lighting LS-218 because of one character trait which is electric.

Regardless of that perceived trait, this motorbike can produce up to 200 horsepower with a groundbreaking acceleration of 0 to 100 km/h in less than 2.3 seconds.

2. Kawsaki Ninja H2 (365 km/h – 226 mph)

  • Top Speed: 365 km/h or 226 mph
  • Engine Capacity: 998cc
  • Horsepower: 300 hp
  • Acceleration: 0-100 in 2.7 seconds

Our second fastest motorcycle on this list is the Japanese Kawasaki Ninja H2. This model was launched in 2015 and it was so futuristic that it looked similar to something from outer space.

The motorbike had a chirping supercharger, alien looks and straight performance that impressed every motorbike enthusiasts across the globe.

Most importantly, this machine can achieve a top speed of 226 mph (365 km/h) thanks to its powerful 998 cc engine. Also, the bike can produce up to 300 horsepower, which makes it accelerate from 0 to 100 in just 2.7 seconds.

1. Kawasaki Ninja H2R (400 km/h – 249 mph)

  • Top Speed: 400 km/h or 249 mph
  • Engine Capacity: 998cc
  • Horsepower: 310 hp
  • Acceleration : 0-100 km/h in less than 3 seconds

Our winner today is Kawasaki Ninja H2R. Designed for track only, this model is powered by a supercharged 998cc transverse 4-cylinder engine that can produce up to 310 horsepower. It can reach a top speed of 249 mph (400 km/h).

Another breathtaking ability of this bike is that it can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 3 seconds.

When you combine its features and capability, Kawasaki Ninja H2R is such a quality motorcycle that will give you value for your money. As you would expect, it is not really a cheap piece of machine for everyone.

Wrapping Up

So far so good! That is the list of our top 10 fastest motorcycles you can find on the market today. With top speed comes the need for your safety.

Fortunately, each model is designed with safety in mind not to mention the raw power, thrill of riding faster and a feeling of dominance on a highway.

With this information at the back of your mind, grab your safety gear and protect yourself while showcasing your riding skills.

Remember that these two-wheelers are made to be driven fast and skillfully. So you will have no choice, but to taste their speed limit on a freeway.

Josh Berry - MotoShark Editor
Josh Berry
I'm a off-road enthusiast, extreme sport fan and the editor of MotoShark. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding this article, please leave a comment or contact me.

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