One of the reasons that motorcycles continue to grow in popularity each year is because unlike automobiles, the motorcycle is built for primarily power and speed. These bikes are created to be lightning fast, and can range from the moderately priced all the way to luxurious. Each year the style and speed of these motorcycles continue to outperform the models of the previous year. Here are the top 10 fastest motorcycles in the world 2014.
1. Honda Blackbird CBR1100XX
The Honda Blackbird CBR1100XX is also considered to be a tank riding on two wheels. The motorcycle continues to be one of the fastest running in the world. The motorcycle has 153 horsepower and can reach an impressive 180 miles per hour on the open roads. To be able to achieve this amazing feat, Honda had to borrow some unique components from Kawasaki’s ZX-11 sport touring motorcycle. This is truly one of the baddest and fastest motorcycles on the highway.
2. The Kawasaki Ninja
One of the reasons that the Kawasaki Ninja makes the list is because it has been on this list for the past tens years consecutively. Since the Ninja went into production over a decade ago it has been widely known to be one of the fastest bikes on the road. Kawasaki still has the Ninja in production and doesn’t appear to be taking if off the assembly line any time soon. The new 2014 model comes with an impressive 11.35 cc liquid cooled motor that is capable of reaching 190 miles per hour. Considered one of the fastest consumer motorcycles in the world, the Kawasaki Ninja is the shining star of this manufacturers lineup.
3. The Dodge Tomahawk
When it comes to doing something that seemed impossible in recent years, the Dodge Tomahawk takes motorcycles to the next level. This bike is capable of reaching over 350 miles per hour because of the engine that was borrowed from the Dodge Viper. With only nine bike being produced, it is unlikely a rider could maintain that higher level of speed without being launched from the bike. The manufacturer put it in a limited run to see if this incredible motorcycle was attractive to the buying public.
4. MTT Turbine Superbike Y2K
Originally produced in the year 2000, this bike is still considered one of the fastest bikes of 2014. It still ranks in the top three of fastest ever produced, being able to reach an impressive 227 miles per hour on closed road testing.
5. The Ducati 1098 Series
The Ducati 1098 Series is a popular superbike that can easily reach 169 miles an hour on the highway. The reason it can hit such an impressive speed is because of the high efficient four valve system. Each cylinder has four valves, giving it the ability to reach high speeds extremely fast. In addition to the motorcycle looking extremely stylish, it is very affordable for the average consumer. The reason that the pricing is so affordable is because Ducati wants their bikes to become much more visible on the roadways. This added attention will surely get more people to the dealers to test drive this impressive bike.
6. The BMW K1200 S
One of the most stylish looking bikes on the list, the The BMW K1200 S has been turning eyes recently across the world. Priced slightly higher than models of similar size, the The BMW K1200 S can reach 175 miles an hour quite easily. The commercially available model comes with a sixteen valve and four cylinder motor that can easily output 165 horsepower. If you are looking for the fastest bike with the sleekest lines, this is the motorcycle for you.
7. The Yamaha YZF R1
One of the things that many motorcycle enthusiasts look for when purchasing a bike is how close they can get to a street legal bike and racing bike. If that combination is what you are looking for, the Yamaha YZF R1 is the answer to your problem. The 1000 cc engine gets this bike up to high speeds quickly, putting it right alongside some of the fastest racing bikes on the planet. The reason the Yamaha YZF R1 is so impressive is because the four cylinder twenty valve engine can get the bike to 186 miles and hour faster than any other bike on the highway. It has a maximum horsepower output of 128.
8. The MV Agusta F4
If you are looking for a bike that is fast just because of the manufacturer name associated with it, the The MV Agusta F4 is your motorcycle. This impressive machine was originally designed by Ferrari, an Italian manufacturer that simply screams speed. This motorcycle was originally designed for luxury, but riders simply wanted to own one for the speed alone. The MV Agusta F4 comes with an incredible 200 horsepower engine that continues to be the fastest accelerating bike that can easily climb to over 185 miles an hour.
9. The Aprilia RSV 1000R Mille
Here is a motorcycle that is a unique combination of an Australian engine combined with Italian design. The Aprilia RSV 1000R Mille is widely used in competitions because of the unique features of the bike. The motor size is very small at 998 cc, but it has the ability to climb to 175 miles an hour with ease. The Aprilia RSV 1000R Mille will be able to output 141 horsepower. Riders consistently explain how they are amazed at how such a small size engine can reach and maintain such high speeds so quickly. The combination of design and motor are a testament to the combination of the two manufacturers.
10. The Suzuki Hayabusa
The Suzuki Hayabusa was first introduced in 1999, and from the start the 1340 cc engine has been turning heads. The bike still ranks as the second fastest motorcycle on the highways even today. The Suzuki Hayabusa can reach and maintain speeds of 250 mile per hour, making it one of the fastest production motorcycles on the highway today.
If speed is what you need, this list of top 10 fastest motorcycles in the world 2014 is a great place to start looking. These motorcycles were manufactured for the purpose of getting you from one place to another as fast as possible. While some are affordable and some costly, the bottom line is they all continue to be the fastest machines on the highway.