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Top 10 Fastest Street Legal Motorbikes

Top 10 Fastest Street Legal Motorbikes

#10 – Mv Agusta F4 RR

Top Speed: 185 MPH

MV Agusta F4 RR has a 998cc four-stroke, 16-valve engine capable of 201 horsepower, and 82 pound-foot of torque, it’s easy to see why riders chuckle at the idea the Agusta F4 RR can only reach a top speed of 185 mph, which means it only lands the number ten spot on our list. The F4 has a dry weight of 419 pounds, with some drivers claiming to hit near 200 MPH, however these speeds were attained under different circumstances and there’s a lack of proof to back up the speeds.

#9 – Honda CBR 1000 RR

Top Speed: 185+ MPH

The Honda CBR 1000 RR has always been known as one of the fastest road legal bike around, with a top speed quoted at 185 MPH, but many riders have been able to achieve far more from the bike. The 2014 model features a 999cc liquid cooled engine capable of 170 HP and a curb weight of 441 pounds. With the ability to accelerate from 0-60 in 3 seconds, the CBR1000RR can easily dust most other vehicles on the road.

#8 – Aprilia RSV4

Top Speed: 186+ MPH

Being a five time World Superbike Championship winner, you’d expect this bike to be on the list of the fastest motorbikes around, but probably not this high up. The Aprilia RSV4 received an upgrade in horsepower and torque in its most recent iteration, setting the power at 184 BHP with 86 pound feet of torque. Reviewers who took the RSV4 for a run have all said that they have had no problem finding the 186 MPH mark and most of them claiming they surpassed it.

#7 – Kawasaki Ninja ZX 14R

Top Speed: 186+ MPH

Packing a 1441cc engine capable of 200 BHP, the Kawasaki Ninja stood alone in its class before the Lightning LS 218 joined the 200 horsepower club. This massive engine makes it one of the heaviest bikes on the list at 584 pounds, but with 115 pound feet of torque it retains an impressive weight to torque ratio.

Its another bike claims an official top speed is 186 MPH, however, in 2013 Ralph Nicholls set the Australian land speed record on a Ninja ZX 14R with just tire and hearing change. Nicholls rode the Ninja above 208 MPH

#6 – YZF R1

Top Speed: 190 MPH

The Yamaha YZF is another bike that’s capable of besting the competition in the hands of the right rider. Weighing in at 454 pounds wet, the 998cc inline four cylinder engine is capable of 182 BHP on 85 pounds foot torque. Capable of going 0-60 in 3 seconds, it won’t slow down until it hits 190 MPH with the right rider onboard.

#5 – BMW S 1000 RR

Top Speed: 190+ MPH

At 398 pounds (including race Abs), this BMW superbike is capable of an extraordinary acceleration feeding off its 998cc engine. Maximum output is 193 HP and 93 pounds foot torque, affording the official stats, the 1000 RR has a controlled top speed of 190 MPH

However, a “slightly modified” version of the bike hit a speed of 203 MPH in Maxton, North Carolina, which was the second time S1000 RR broke the 200 MPH mark.

#4 – Suzuki Hayabusa

Top Speed: 194 MPH

At the very economical price of £10,000, and packing a 1340cc inline four capable of 197hp, the Hayabusa has more heft to carry with 586 pounds of curb weight. That dilemma is fully covered by the 114 pounds of foot torque available to riders. Since the turn of the century, these models have hit 194 MPH; other production bikes have struggled to keep up with this falcon’s speed.

#3 – Ducati Panigale 1199 R

Top Speed: 200 MPH

Ducati is the perfect example of a bike maker that simultaneously played by rules and tore up the agreement of where to put the speed cap. With the Panigale 1199 R, Ducati delivered a superbike with a ferocious 1199cc engine capable of 195 BHP and 98 pounds foot of torque.

This Superbike will set you back £21,000, an official top speed of 186, and is able to go from zero to sixty in 2.8 seconds. With the upgraded “Track Only” exhaust and increased horsepower, the Panigale can hit 200 MPH.

#2 – Lightning LS-218

Top Speed: 218 MPH

When this bike was released it caused a few headlines, this was due to fact that an electric bike was already able to hit 218 MPH. This was accomplished at Bonneville in 2011. To show how much of a achievement that was, the LS-218 is the fastest electric bike and the fastest bike in steady production. The bike is a dream package for the speed freaks, featuring 200 BHP and 168 pounds of foot torque, it can also go from 0 – 60 in about 2 seconds.

#1 – MTT Turbine Y2K Super Bike

Top Speed: 227 MPH

There is a reason why the MTT is tested on airplane runways. One of the main reason is that the engines in MTT is a jet turbine engine, the other factor is that these bikes have been clocked at doing 227 MPH (so you can see why runway is the best place to keep this bike on). Capable of 320 BHP on 425 pounds foot of torque, this is the fastest road legal superbike

The MTT’s latest model has a Rolls Royce Allison 320 BHP gas turbine engine, but there’s also an option to upgrade to a monster engine capable of 420 BHP and 500 pounds of foot torque. MTT claim that this model can go from 0-200 in 5.4 seconds, which is faster than the VW Golf GTI going from 0 – 60. The base model reaches speeds of 227 MPH, so it’s anyone’s guess what top speed this model reaches if it was properly modified.

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