Fastest bikes in the world: Yes, they do exists. They are brutal, performance-oriented and comes with expensive price tags.
Here is a question for you.
What comes in your mind when you hear the word – Fastest?
Or are you just curious about the name of the fastest bikes in the world 2019? Yes, I got you.
Being fastest doesn’t mean just fast, it comes with safety and control parallelly. Each year, we read a lot about the latest launch of motorcycles, cars and other automotive happenings around the world. That said, only a few of them makes to the fastest club. Well, here, we are just talking about the list of the fastest bikes in the world. Yes, fastest with only single criteria that how fast a bike can accelerate and what’s the top speed?
Adding to this, I have tried to put every possible information related to the particular bike whether it’s the specifications, performance, price and etc. You got it all. So, without further ado, let’s get straight to the list of the fastest motorcycles in the world. Shall we?
List Of Top 3 Fastest Bikes In The World
|Dodge Tomahawk||680 km/h|
|MTT Turbine Y2K Superbike||402 km/h|
|Kawasaki Ninja H2R||400 km/h|
1. Dodge Tomahawk: 680 km/h
Dodge Tomahawk is a high performance, limited edition concept bike manufactured by Dodge Motors. The performance motorcycle was manufactured for 3 years from 2003 to 2006. However, the production was set to limited units, only 9 Dodge Tomahawk were built.
No doubt, Dodge Tomahawk is the fastest bike in the world we have ever seen. It was first unveiled at NAIS (North American International Auto Show) in 2003 by well-known performance car manufacturer – Dodge Motors. Although, it was not a street legal motorcycle but still achieved the record as the fastest motorcycle in the world.
As we know, Dodge motors doesn’t make motorcycles. The Dodge Tomahawk was a result out of an experimentation cum idea given by two employees of Chrysler Group. Meet Bob Schroeder, a motorcyclist, and Dave Chyz, a technician, build specialist, and bike racer and Mark Walters, a professional designer. Bob and Dave showed first rough sketches to the Freeman Thomas, VP advanced design of Daimler Chrysler. Mr Freeman Thomas suggested some changes related to the design and engine configuration part. Finally, in 2002 Walters prepared a full-scale model of Dodge Tomahawk and showed it to the senior executives of Chrysler Group and guess what happened? They had gotten instant approval to make this bike functional for roads.
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Dodge Tomahawk Specs
- Engine: 8.3-litre, 8177 cc, V-10 Petrol Engine
- Maximum Power: 500 hp @ 5600 rpm
- Maximum Torque: 712 Nm @ 4200 rpm
- Transmission: 2-speed gearbox
- Front Brakes: 508 mm, 32 piston caliper disc
- Rear Brakes: 508 mm, 8 piston caliper disc
- Suspension: Horizontal double fork mechanism
- Front Tyres Size: 2×20”x4”
- Rear Tyres Size: 2×20”x5”
- Fuel Capacity: 12.7 l (3.35 US gal)
In detail, as we all are familiar, the Dodge Tomahawk comes armed with the most powerful bike engine. It was an 8.3-litre, 8177 cc, V 10 SRT petrol engine that comes from the Dodge Viper. That said, this engine propels a crazy 500 hp of power @ 5600 rpm and a mind-boggling torque of 712 Nm @ 4200 rpm. If we talk about the transmission, it comes equipped with a 2-speed gearbox which powers rear set of wheels via dual 110-link high-performance chain.
Dodge Tomahawk emits a good amount of heat. All thanks to the high-performance motor. To tackle this, it gets 2 all-aluminium radiators which work in sync with the turbine. That’s not all, these 2 radiators need almost 10.5 litres of antifreeze. That’s crazy!
Dodge Tomahawk Dimensions
- Wheelbase: 76 in (1,900 mm)
- Length: 102 in (2,600 mm)
- Width: 27.7 in (700 mm)
- Height: 36.9 in (940 mm)
- Seat Height: 29 in (740)
- Weight: 680 kg (1,500 lb)
As shown above, Dodge Tomahawk measures 2.600 mm in length, 700 mm in width, and 940 mm in height. The superbike has a seat height of 740 mm and a long wheelbase of 1,900 mm. For riders, it won’t be an easy task to handle this motorcycle as it weighs 680 kg, which is beyond normal.
Dodge Tomahawk Performance
- Top speed: 680 km/h
- 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h): 2.5 seconds
- 0-200 km/h: 5.5 seconds
- 0-400 km/h: 20 seconds
This is one of the most interesting and unbelievable facts about Tomahawk. Yes, as you have gone through, Dodge Tomahawk has a top speed of 420 mph / 680 km/h. This superbike accelerates 0-60 mph just under 2.5 seconds, 0-200 km/h in 5.5 seconds and 0-400 km/h under 20 seconds.
Although, there are no official statement or press release that stats anything about the top speed of Dodge Tomahawk. The engineers at Dodge had calculated the top speed on the basis of engine output and other several factors.
Dodge Tomahawk Price
The base custom model of the Dodge Tomahawk was priced at $555,000. Depends on the buyer’s choice of custom job and other cosmetic changes, the final price could have been varied.
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2. MTT Turbine Y2K Superbike: 402 km/h
MMT stands for Marine Turbine Technologies. It’s a USA based special components manufacturing company that produces high-performance turbine and spare parts for different automotive or other industries.
Expect, manufacturing these special components, MMT had designed and manufactured a full-fledged motorcycle known as Y2K Superbike also known as jet engine bike. If you don’t know, earlier, it was the fastest bike in the world, especially in production superbike category. That’s not all, it was also the first turbine-powered street-legal motorcycle in the world. Post-launch, the Y2K became viral all over the Internet.
Let’s talk about the heart – The Engine.
Yes, it’s not an ordinary V10 or V12 engine. The aim was to build the fastest production superbike in the world. So, MTT had used a Rolls-Royce’s gas turbine engine which is obviously capable of dish-out humongous amount of thrust on the go. Interesting fact, MTT used second-hand turbine engines in their all Y2K Superbikes. This means, after being completed the designated running time set by Rolls-Royce. MMT used to buy and overhauls them to bolt into Y2K Superbikes.
Usually, high-performance engines require special fuel to operate but this was not a case with these Rolls-Royce engines. They have been working fully-functional on verities of fuel.
Moreover, the MTT Turbine Y2K Superbike was awarded form 2 Guinness World Records. The first award was for the most expensive production motorcycle in the world category and second was for most powerful production motorcycle in the world during that time.
MTT Turbine Y2K Superbike Specs
- Engine: Rolls Royce Allison, 250 – C20 gas turbine engine
- Maximum Power: 420 hp @ 52,000 rpm
- Maximum Torque: 500 ft/lbs @ 2,000 rpm
- Transmission: 2-speed automatic gearbox
- Front Brakes: 2×320 mm discs, 4-piston Brembo caliper
- Rear Brakes: 320 mm discs, 4-piston Brembo caliper
- Suspension: Mono shock adjustable mechanism by Öhlins
- Front Tyres Size: 120 60ZR17 by Pirelli
- Rear Tyres Size: 200 50ZR17 by Pirelli
- Fuel Capacity: 34 l (9.0 US gal) (diesel, petrol or jet type fuel)
Saying of mechanics, the MMT Turbine Y2K Superbike has a powerful Rolls Royce, C-20 Turbine Engine that pushes 420 hp of power @52,000 rpm and 500 ft/lbs @2,000 rpm. Power is transmitted via a chain and sprocket mechanism 2-speed automatic gearbox. In terms of braking, the front wheel locks two 320 mm of Brembo setup while the rear wheel comes equipped with single 320 mm disc. The suspension has been taken care by Öhlins and houses a set of custom made tyres by Pirelli.
MTT Turbine Y2K Superbike Dimensions
- Wheelbase: 68 in (1,727 mm)
- Length: 96 in (2,450mm)
- Width: NA
- Height: 36.9 in (940 mm)
- Seat Height: 33 in (840mm)
- Weight: 208.7 kg (460 lb)
MTT Turbine Y2K Superbike measures 2,450 mm in length, 940 mm in height and 208.7 kg in weight. Fact, although Y2K comes pack with a jet engine, it measures lighter than Suzuki Hayabusa. Isn’t amazing?
MTT Turbine Y2K Superbike Performance
- Top speed: 402 km/h / 250 mph
- 0-100 km/h (0-60 mph): 1.5 seconds
- 0-320 km/h: 5.2 seconds
Being second fastest motorcycle in the list. The MMT Turbine Y2K Superbike is capable to hit 0-100 km/h in just 1.5 seconds. That’s not all, it goes up to 320 km/h in 5.2 seconds with an electronically limited top speed of 402 km/h (250 mph), making MTT Turbine Y2K one of the fastest bikes in the world.
As of now, the company manufactures MTT Turbine Superbike Y2K on order only. MTT has also introduced a 3-wheeled version of Y2K Superbike that comes with a few safety features and looks stunning too.
MTT Turbine Y2K Superbike Price
Though the company has not revealed the exact price of the motorcycle during the first launch, but according to the reports, MTT Turbine Y2K Superbike cost around $185,000. Depends on modification changes, the final cost can be varied.
3. Kawasaki Ninja H2R: 400 km/h
Kawasaki Ninja H2R is a successor and much-advanced version of the Ninja H2. The hypersport motorcycle was launched in August 2015. Since launch, Ninja H2R has become most favoured and the fastest Kawasaki bike to date. Post-launch of Ninja H2, Engineers at Kawasaki were working to make H2 even better while remaining it to a street-legal motorcycle.
Fact: The Kawasaki H series was the inspiration taken from its 750 cc H2 Mach IV motorcycle. An in-line 3-cylinder engine motorcycle that was introduced in 1972. Did you know? Kawasaki Ninja H2R is one of the fastest bikes in the world (production category)
To make the Kawasaki Ninja H2 even better. The manufacturer has added a few performance upgrades like a new and much-refined engine with a new air filter and sparks plugs, intake chamber, new custom manufactured Bridgestone Battlax RS11 Sport Tires and new highly durable paint which has the capability to heal itself.
Kawasaki Ninja H2R was taking new shape, design and performance tweaks to counter roads.
So, the purpose was clear.
Kawasaki motors wanted a lightweight, street-legal and the fastest production motorcycle in the world. On 30th Sept 2014, the company finally released the first official teaser of Ninja H2R and launched the model on 10th August 2015. The manufacturer didn’t stop there, they continued to launch different versions of H series like H2, H2 Carbon Edition, H2 SX XE & XE editions.
Thanks to the Kawasaki Heavy Group of Industries, without their supervision, this superbike could haven’t possible. Everything was so unique and crafted just for the purpose. Technically, Kawasaki Ninja H2R hold lots of things that you never heard or watched in your entire life. So, let’s jump to the technical specifications of the Kawasaki Ninja H2R. Shall we?
Kawasaki Ninja H2R Specs
- Engine: 998cc, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled supercharged engine
- Maximum Power: 322 bhp @ 14,000 rpm
- Maximum Torque: 165 Nm @ 12,500 rpm
- Transmission: 6-speed gearbox
- Front Brakes: 2×330 mm semi-floating Brembo disc
- Rear Brakes: 250 mm opposed Brembo disc
- Suspension: Inverted fork with a fully adjustable mechanism by Öhlins
- Front Tyres Size: 120/70 ZR17 Bridgestone V01F slick
- Rear Tyres Size: 190/65 ZR17 Bridgestone V01R slick
- Fuel Capacity: 17.03 l (4.50 US gal)
First of all, hats off to the engineering of this supersport motorcycle. No doubt at all, Kawasaki has done an amazing job. They have successfully implemented a supercharger in a bike which we usually see in hyper sports cars. According to Kawasaki, they have used multiple divisions of their Heavy Industries and other aerodynamics departments to build this engineering marvel. The Ninja H2R is surrounded by next-gen electronics, aerodynamics, high-performance components and this list goes on.
Mechanically, this masterpiece is way beyond capable of your imagination. Kawasaki Ninja H2R is powered by a 998 cc, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled supercharged (Centrifugal-type supercharger) petrol engine. Yes, supercharged. Kawasaki Heavy Industries has implemented a supercharger to increase the performance yet keeping the weight as light as possible. This engine is capable of pushing 322 bhp of max power @14,000 rpm and 165 Nm of peak torque @ 12,500 rpm. Power comes with great responsibility, that said, all this raw power is sent to the rear wheel via a 6-speed transmission system. The suspension system has been taken care by Öhlins, the front wheel gets a set of 43mm inverted forks with different functionalities like an adjustable rebound, compression damping and spring preload adjustability. While the rear wheel gets a set of TTX36 gas charged shock which offers 22-way compression, rebound damping with hand turn preload adjustability and etc.
Kawasaki Ninja H2R Dimensions
- Wheelbase: 57.1 in (1,450 mm)
- Length: 81.5 in (2,070 mm)
- Width: 33.5 (850 mm)
- Height: 45.7 in (1,160 mm)
- Seat Height: 32.7 in (840 mm)
- Weight: 216 kg (476 lb)
Kawasaki Ninja H2R measures 2,070 mm in length, 850 mm in width and 850 mm in width. The sports bike weighs 216 kg only, thanks to the light weight materials like titanium, aluminium and etc., which have been used to fabricate the engine and other body panels.
Kawasaki Ninja H2R Performance
- Top speed: 400 km/h / 248 mph
- 0-60 km/h (0-37 mph): 1.1 seconds
- 0-100 km/h (0-60 mph): 3 seconds
- 0-150 km/h (0-93 mph): 4.4 seconds
Being the 3rd fastest motorcycle on the planet earth, Kawasaki Ninja H2R has a top speed of 400 km/h. That’s not all, it can sprint 0-100 km/h in just 3 seconds and 0-150 km/h in under 5.5 seconds. Isn’t it amazing? This breath-taking performance couldn’t have been possible without using the special lightweight components like cast aluminium wheels, trellis frame and etc.
Performance doesn’t end here, this superbike comes packed with tons of electronic aids like Bosch inertial measurement unit, Kawasaki traction control, Kawasaki launch control, Kawasaki quick shifter, Kawasaki intelligent anti-lock brake system, Kawasaki engine brake control and etc. These systems make sure that the engine power works in sync. and provides full control and safety on the tap.
Kawasaki Ninja H2R Price
We know about the engine, performance and the top speed. This brings us to the most important question. How much does Kawasaki Ninja H2R cost?
For USA and related market, Ninja H2R comes with a price tag of $55,000 for the base model, while the price of Kawasaki Ninja H2R in India starts from Rs 72,00,000.
What motorcycle has the most horsepower?
Dodge Tomahawk is powered by a jet engine that develops 500 hp of power @ 5600 rpm, making it the motorcycle with most horsepower.
Which is the most powerful bike in the world?
Dodge Tomahawk is powered by an 8177 cc V-10 petrol engine. This massive engine develops 500 hp of maximum power and 712 Nm of peak torque, making it the most powerful bike in the world.
According to the Throttlebias, Dodge Tomahawk is the fastest bike in the world. This hypersport motorcycle goes 0-100 km/h in just 2.5 seconds and has a top speed of 680 km/h.
Here’s the list of the fastest bikes in India:
1. Kawasaki Ninja H2 – 400 km/h
2. BMW S 1000 R – 303 km/h
3. Ducati Panigale V4 – 300+ km/h
4. Suzuki Hayabusa – 312 km/h
5. MV Augusta F4 RR – 298 km/h
6. Aprilia RSV4 RF – 300 km/h
7. Suzuki GSX-R 1000 – 300 km/h
8. Honda CBR 1000RR Fireblade – 280+ km/h
9. Ducati Diavel – 270 km/h
10. Yamaha YZF R1 – 285 km/h
Here’s the list of top 10 motorcycle brands in the world:
6. Moto Guzzi
7. Harley Davidson
12. MV Augusta
14. Royal Enfield
16. Hero MotorCorp
Here’s the list of top 10 motorcycle brands in India:
1. Hero MotoCorp
3. TVS Motor
5. Royal Enfield
6. Mahindra & Mahindra
10. JAWA Motorcycles