5 Fastest Motorbikes in the World
Here at We Buy Any Bike, we love an adrenaline kick. There's nothing that quite matches the feeling of powering up your bike on a quiet day and taking the roads by storm. That does leave us curious as to what the fastest motorbikes are in the world. With that in mind, we've done some research and found these top 5!
5. Lightning LS-218
Believe it or not, this isn’t the Lightning’s first appearance on one of We Buy Any Bike’s lists. We previously spoke about this on our Eco-Friendly Motorbikes post!
Many people are reluctant to believe that the future for motorbikes is electric; especially when it comes to racing. Since 2009, founder of Lightning Motorcycles, Richard Hatfield, has worked at changing the minds of those bikers. In 2013, he introduced to the world the LS-218 for the first time. Carlin Dunne stunned the crowd when he won the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb that year. The bikes top speed of 218mph was later recorded at Bonneville Speedway.
Statistics on the bike feature a 20kwh battery, a 200hp, a torque of 168lm-ft, and a weight of 496lb.
4. Honda RC213V
Back in 2014, racing legend Marc Marquez stepped onto the winner’s podium after being the fastest to set the wheels of his Honda RC213V over the finish line at the MotoGP.
The beast of a bike that wowed the crowd was the racer edition Honda RC213V. This bike boasted a 1000cc liquid cooled 4-stroke V4 engine that produced an estimated horsepower of 256bhp. When Marquez took this to the MotoGP, he raced it up to a speed of 225mph. Following its popularity, Honda later produced a road legal version with a slightly lighter engine.
Have you ever wondered what the insides look like on this bike? Head on over to imodeler.com to check out Richard’s Model!
3. MTT Turbine Superbike
Not only is the Y2K the world’s first motorcycle to be powered by a turbine, but it is also famous for being the loudest bike in the world! What do you think about the design of the bike? Personally, we think MTT took their inspiration from a whole collection of Ducati superbikes.
What makes MTT (Marine Turbine Technologies) bikes so unusual – aside from the turbine thing, is that the turbines themselves are actually from Rolls Royce. Now, we can guess from the name that MTT don’t specialise in motorbikes. However, since their Y2K reached a top speed of 230mph, we think they did a pretty good job, don’t you?
2. Kawasaki Ninja H2R
It wasn’t too long ago that We Buy Any Bike bought one of these, and we can indeed confirm that they are one of the fastest beasts known to man. We’re sure Turkish racer Kenan Sofuoglu would confirm it if we asked him, but we can imagine it would be pretty hard to contact him so we’ll just assume that he agrees. I say this because we first heard about the bike when he rode it back in 2016. This very ride took place on the Osman Gazi Bridge in Turkey where he reached a top speed of an exhilarating 249mph. This bike isn’t road legal, but don’t worry, Honda have made the H2, which is.
So, you may be wondering what the bike is powered with to give it that kind of... power? This 6 speed animal boasts a 998cc DOHC liquid cooled engine with a horsepower of 326 – its also a very heavy little thing, weighing 240kg!
1. Turbo Suzuki Hayabusa
Although this isn’t strictly a 100% Suzuki made bike, it has apparently inspired a new original 2019 Turbocharged Hayabusa by Suzuki themselves, so we thought we’d put it in. Also, unfortunately it doesn’t have a happy ending so we thought we’d put of a safety precaution in this post too, just to make you aware of your limits.
Back in 2011 the late Bill Warner modified his own Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R to have a Turbocharged engine. When it was ready, he took it to a former 2.5-mile airbase in Maine to let rip. He managed to get the 1200hp bike up to an astounding 311mph; and that, ladies and gentlemen, is exactly why this bike makes it to #1 for the fastest on this list!
Unfortunately, it doesn’t end there; Warner wanted more, and after a few unsuccessful attempts, in 2013 Warner tried breaking his own record on the same bike, which resulted in fatality.
The following year in 2014, over here in England, Becci Ellis was inspired. She got her husband to try and replicate the same bike and after riding it, Becci set the record of being the fastest woman in England, with a top speed of 264mph. This also made her one of the fastest in the world!
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16 Jul 2019