Over the years, there have been a myriad of street-legal, unmodified motorcycles that were tested to have the highest top speed up to a certain given year until an even faster motorcycle was produced. These fastest motorcycles have been manufactured in series and have been available to whoever may want to buy them.
These fastest product model motorcycles have been tested under various undefined and unequal conditions, and are tested by a number of different sources. The Hildebrand & Wolfmüller was the world’s first and fastest production motorcycle, but its top speed is nothing compared to that of the following top 10 fastest motorcycles in the world.
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- 10. Ducati 900SS (135 mph)
- 9. Laverda Jota (140 mph)
- 8. MV Agusta Monza (145 mph)
- 7. Honda VF1000R (150 mph)
- 6. Kawasaki GPZ900R Ninja (151–158 mph)
- 5. Bimota YB6 EXUP (170 mph)
- 4. Kawasaki Ninja ZX-11 (169–175 mph)
- 3. Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird (170–180 mph)
- 2. Suzuki Hayabusa (188–194 mph)
- 1. MV Agusta F4 R 312 (194 mph)
10. Ducati 900SS (135 mph)The 900SS is an air-cooled desmodromic four stroke 90� V-twin 2-valve motorcycles that was manufactured by Ducati. The 904 cc of this motorcycle produces 80 hp of power, which is how it remained the world’s fastest motorcycle ever since it was manufactured until 1982, with a top speed of 135 mph. Only the belt drive based models are called the SS.
9. Laverda Jota (140 mph)The Jota is a 1000cc motorcycle manufactured by the Italian manufacturer, Laverda. The new Jota was based on the Laverda 3C model before it, and upon being introduced in 1976; it made quite a big impression. 90 hp of power is produced by this motorcycle and it can reach speeds of up to 140 mph, which was a top speed back then.
8. MV Agusta Monza (145 mph)MV Agusta produced the Monza in late 1978 and at the time, the 861 cc Arturo Magni special was also being produced. The Monza was equipped with a camshaft, 4-cylinder, twin-overhead engine that sat transversely across the frame and produces 105 hp of maximum power. It also had a 5-speed gearbox, allowing it to reach a top speed of 145 mph.
7. Honda VF1000R (150 mph)In March 1984, the VF1000R was introduced by Honda in Europe. The styling of this motorcycle was a celebration of the racing heritage of the V4 and it was a showcase for the technology developed by Honda on the track. 998 cc’s are displaced by the VF1000R’s engine, granting it a top speed of 150 mph, making it the fastest motorcycle of its time.
6. Kawasaki GPZ900R Ninja (151–158 mph)Kawasaki was producing the GPZ900R between 1984 and 2003. It is among the first member of the Ninja sport motorcycles produces by Kawasaki. The design of this motorcycle was revolutionary for its time. What was even more revolutionary that its 16-valve liquid-cooled engine delivered 115 bhp of maximum power and it could reach top speeds of 151 mph.
5. Bimota YB6 EXUP (170 mph)In the early 1990s, Bimota chose the EXUP version of their 1002cc motor to power the YB6, which made it one of the classic models of the Rimini factory. The YB6 EXUP produces 145 hp of maximum power and reaches a 170 mph top speed all thanks to the DOHC, 5 valves per cylinder, 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, transverse engine that it is equipped with.
4. Kawasaki Ninja ZX-11 (169–175 mph)The Kawasaki Heavy Industries produced the Kawasaki Heavy Industries between 1990 and 2001. In the rest of the world apart from North America, it was marketed as the ZZ-R1100. Ever since its introduction in 1990, the Ninja ZX-11 held the title of the fastest production motorcycle for 6 years due to its record 169–175 mph top speed and 145 bhp of power.
3. Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird (170–180 mph)Honda first manufactured the Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird in 1996, back when its 178.5 mph top speed to steal the spot of world’s fastest production motorcycle from the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-11. Even though the Suzuki Hayabusa took over that title in 1999, Honda continued making the Super Blackbird until 2008. The motorcylce’s 1,137 cc engine produces 132.9 hp of power.
2. Suzuki Hayabusa (188–194 mph)Suzuki, the Japanese motor corporation, first introduced the Hayabusa in 1999, and until 2000, it was the fastest production motorcycle in the world for its top speed of 188–194 mph (303–312 km/h). This motorcycle is able to produce between 151.5–162.6 bhp of horsepower since it uses a 4 cylinder, 4 stroke, 16 valve, 1340 cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled engine.
1. MV Agusta F4 R 312 (194 mph)MV Agusta released the F4 R 312 in late 2007. The F4 R 312 is exactly the same as the F4 1000 R apart from the fact that its engine has 183 hp of power, which is 9 hp more. MV Agusta claimed that the F4 R 312 can reach a 312 km/h (194 mph), a claim that was verified by Motociclismo magazine in 2010.
Regardless of whether or not they are in production in anymore, these were the top 10 fastest motorcycles in the world.