Motorbikes are high-speed vehicles known for their lightweight and lithe body that make them easier to steer than cars. Some models have proven to be faster than some sports cars, mostly because their engines, although smaller, generate more than enough horsepower that gives the bikes great acceleration.
Motorbikes are no bore; like sports cars, they can be fun, stylish, and entertaining. They often are fitted with the latest technology. The thrill of having no restrictions in the form of doors or windows like cars is one that real bikers understand and enjoy as the bike whips along the track.
Many bikes are fast, but only a few are phenomenal, covering quite the distance in little time. These are the fastest bikes to run the quarter-mile.
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10 2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2:9.62 Seconds At 150MPH
The 2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2 is truly a brilliant piece of mechanical art. This Kawasaki superbike was created with only the best components. The Ninja engine is a liquid-cooled, four-stroke inline four-cylinder turbo engine with a six-speed chain transmission type and a 998cc displacement that can produce more than 310 horsepower. With the aid of an inbuilt supercharger, the bike powers from 0-60 mph in 2.6 seconds and reaches a quarter-mile time of 9.62 seconds at 150.01 mph.
It has some high-tech features such as digital ignition and the trellis frame for the chassis. Half a decade after its production, the Kawasaki Ninja H2 is still one of the world's best.
9 2015 Yamaha YZF R1:9.8 Seconds At 149MPH
The R1 motorcycle series started in 1998 by the Japanese company Yamaha and has continued production to date. The 2015 Yamaha YZF R1's engine is equipped with a 998cc, liquid-cooled inline four-stroke cylinder DOHC with a six-speed chain transmission system.
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It delivers a powerful output of 190 horsepower that pulls the bike from 0-60mph in 2.9 seconds and reaches a quarter-mile in 9.8 seconds at 149.9 mph. In 2015, the YZF R1 was listed as one of the fastest bikes in the world. Five years later, it still is, and It can comfortably compete with recently produced bikes.
8 2013 BMW HP4:10.02 Seconds At 158MPH
The German car manufacturer has been known for more than a century for its class and top-notch exclusive cars. This mastery has also been extended to their motorbike productions. The BMW HP4 is a high-performance bike based on the regular 1000RR. Its engine is water or oil-cooled, and it is a four-cylinder inline engine with a 999cc displacement and a six-speed transmission chain system.
The engine generates 196 horsepower, which accelerates the bike from 0-60 mph in 2.8 seconds and a quarter-mile time of 10.02 seconds at a speed of 158 mph. It features the world's first dynamic damping control (DDC) that gives much-needed control over the bike.
7 2008 Ducati Desmosedici RR:9.5 Seconds At 152MPH
The Desmosedici RR is not just a motorbike; it is a vision of style and power. The street-legal version of the 2006 Moto GP race bike, enclosed in it, is a DOHC V4 engine with a 998cc displacement. It produces 200 horsepower at 13,800 rpm, delivering 85.6 lb-ft in torque. The superbike powers from 0-60 mph in 2.6 seconds and reaches a quarter-mile in 9.5 seconds at 152.80 mph.
The magic does not end in the engine; it reflects in its bodywork also. Its chassis was created using carbon fiber, Magneti Marelli electronics, and so on. The Desmosedici RR is a collectible beauty most riders dream of owning.
6 2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14:9.47 Seconds At 152MPH
The Kawasaki brand has undoubtedly earned bragging rights with some of the motorbikes they have put out. They have proven repeatedly they are here to stay in the game. The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 was upgraded to a displacement of 1441cc. It is a liquid-cooled, four inline transverse DOHC, six-speed transmission engine that generates 200 horsepower and 113 lb-ft of torque. Despite the increase in displacement, the ZX-14 fuel efficiency increased by 20%, according to Kawasaki.
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The engine races from 0-60 mph in under 2.6 seconds and hits a quarter-mile in 9.47 seconds at a speed of 152.83 mph. Its top speed has been electronically limited to 186 mph.
5 Ducati 1199 Panigale:9.91 Seconds At 145 MPH
Every inch Italian, the superbike is named after 'Panigale,' a small town where the manufacturer is based. In this all-new bike from Ducati, there are quite a few distinct features. The trellis frame has now been replaced with a 92-pound aluminum monocoque. The engine powered by a liquid-cooled, 1198cc, four desmodromic valves, L-twin configuration system, generates 195 horsepower at 10,750 rpm redline. The engine powers the bike from 0-60 mph in 2.6 seconds and does a quartile mile time of 9.91 seconds at 145.50 mph.
The bike's weight is more centralized, making it more compact and more comfortable than the previous Ducati models. It is believed to have the best power-to-weight ratio.
4 2015 Suzuki Hayabusa:9.7 Seconds At 148 MPH
The Hayabusa has become somewhat legendary in the world of motorbikes. Named after the world's fastest bird, the peregrine falcon, it has continuously lived up to the name. The 2015 Hayabusa received an upgrade in displacement from 1299cc to 1340cc and is run by a 4-stroke, inline-four, liquid-cooled DOHC engine that generates 199 horsepower. This generated power is transferred to the rear wheels via a six-speed mesh transmission. Its chassis has a unique aerodynamic design that minimizes drag power.
The engine propels the bike from 0-60 mph in under 2.6 seconds and to a quarter-mile time of 9.7 seconds at 148.8 mph. It is indeed a thrill-finder on two wheels.
3 Aprilia RSV4:10.0 Seconds At 148 MPH
It is a street-legal Italian bike that began production in 2016. It is powered by a 999cc, 4-cylinder, liquid cooling DOHC engine with a six-speed wet-clutch transmission, and this engine generates a power output of 182 horsepower at 12,500 rpm and 84.4 lb-ft of torque.
The engine propels the bike from 0-60 mph in 2.7 seconds and reaches a quarter-mile time of 10.0 seconds at the speed of 148.8 mph. It has a significant advantage on straight roads and does exceptionally well on racetracks.
2 2012 Honda CBR1000RR:10.0 Seconds At 141MPH
This eighth-generation motorbike marked the 20th anniversary of the CBR series. It is a high-performance supersport bike that expertly balances power and high-speed handling. Inside, it is a 999.8cc, water-cooled, inline, four-valve per cylinder DOHC that transmits power through a close-ratio six-speed transmission system.
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The engine produces 177.02-horsepower at 12,000 rpm and 84.82 pound-feet of torque at 8500 rpm. It drives the bike up to a top speed of 185.79 mph and a quarter-mile time of 10.0 seconds at a speed of 141.70 mph.
1 Kawasaki ZX-12R:10.04 Seconds At 143 MPH
Kawasaki began production of the ZX-12R in 2000 and ran it through 2006 when the ZX-14R replaced it. Designed purely for speed, the ZX-12R specifications certainly live up to its hype. It is powered by a 1199cc inline, four-valve per cylinder DOHC engine that generates 178.8 horsepower.
Its engine drives the bike from 0-60 mph in 3 seconds, reaching a quarter-mile in 10.04 seconds at 143.78 mph. It has a top speed of about 187 mph. Until its replacement, it was acclaimed to be the most powerful production bike.
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