Fastest Bikes in the World: Top 5

Updated on April 5, 2018
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Savio is a resident of Mumbai, India. Cars, bikes and everything fast are his passion and he writes about them on numerous reputable sites.

Bikes traditionally scored over their four wheeled counterparts for having a phenomenal power to weight ratio. This allowed them to out accelerate the super cars although they lacked the punch in the top speed. Over the last decade though the cars have pulled back and now in many cases even accelerate faster than the super bikes. Nonetheless, an experience on a super bike or in a super car is different and has a charm of its own. If we doubt that we should ask Tom Cruise, the owner of many a super cars and bikes.

Before going on to rank the bikes, it is worthwhile to mention that just like the super cars the bikes too keep exchanging their positions for top speed and acceleration. So this list is valid as of now since I keep updating it.

1. Dodge Tomahawk

Dodge Tomahawk
Dodge Tomahawk

The current number one position is held by a concept bike coming from the Dodge stable. Its enormous engine and power will put a road car to shame. The Tomahawk is a concept and the buyers, whoever they are, cannot ride it, strictly. Dodge can sell the bike only and they have no permission to sell the transmission for the bike. It is a bike which has close resemblance to Batman’s mobike and owners would be happy that it does not need a stand nor do they have to balance it on their limbs when in standstill. To do that even Batman would have wished he was Superman. Have a look.

  • Top Speed: 298.14 mph (480 km/hr) [Estimated]
  • Engine: 1275 cc
  • HP: 500 hp
  • Torque: 712 N-m
  • Price: US $ 550,000
  • Acceleration: Not Available

2. Kawasaki Ninja H2R


Here comes the bike that made me change my ranking in 2018, the first time since I made the original list. The H2R created a record of reaching 400 kmph in 26 seconds and was handled by none other than the reigning World SSP champion, Sofuoglu. In doing so, it trumps the other production motorcycles out there and draws parallel with the MTT Streetfighter.

  • Top Speed: 248.45 mph (400 km/hr)
  • Engine: Supercharged 998 cc, in-line 4 DOHC
  • HP: 310 hp
  • Torque: 156 N-m
  • Price: US $ 50,000
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in 2 sec

Here's the Record Run

Sofuoglu had done multiple practice runs to make the 400 kmph run happen. It was carried out at 5 a.m. and the racer was wearing a special suit designed specifically for this run. To avoid tire burst the run had to happen within 30 seconds and Sofuoglu did it in 26!

2. MTT Streetfighter [Joint Second]

MTT Streetfighter
MTT Streetfighter | Source

Until the H2R created the new record, this superbike came in at number two and actually still holds the spot equaling the H2R. The Streetfighter is a version of the MTT Turbine Superbike, from the Rolls Royce stable. The point to note is that while the H2R could do just one such speed run, under a controlled environment (5 a.m. run, special suit, etc.), to create the record, the MTT can do it as many times as required, partly due to its jet lineage. I mean, look at the horsepower and torque numbers, and you will see my point.

  • Top Speed: 248.45 mph (400 km/hr)
  • Engine: 249 cc, Gas Turbine
  • HP: 420 hp
  • Torque: 678 N-m
  • Price: US $ 175,000
  • Acceleration: Not Available

3. MTT Turbine Superbike

MTT Turbine Superbike
MTT Turbine Superbike

The original version from the Rolls Royce stable, the MTT Turbine sports an engine which was earlier powering jets.

  • Top Speed: 230 mph (370.3 km/hr)
  • Engine: 249 cc, Gas Turbine
  • HP: 320 hp
  • Torque: 578 N-m
  • Price: US $ 200,000
  • Acceleration: Not Available

4. BMW S1000RR


The BMW S1000RR had toppled the Suzuki Hayabusa to take its spot in 2013. However, there was a minor edit in 2014 when the bike did a faster run of 208 mph; bettering the 201 mph record earlier. This was due to Valerie Thompson's speed run at Bonneville Salt Flats. Barring that, every other parameter remains the same.

  • Top Speed: 208.81 mph (336 km/hr)
  • Engine: 999 cc, in-line 4, 4 stroke engine
  • HP: 193 hp
  • Torque: 112 N-m
  • Price: US $ 14,000
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in 2.4 sec

Taking reference of one of our earlier points of super cars being as fast as super bikes. We see that the 0-60 acceleration of the BMW S1000RR is as good as Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport’s acceleration, which both achieve in 2.4 seconds.

5. Suzuki Hayabusa

Suzuki Hayabusa
Suzuki Hayabusa | Source

The erstwhile number one bike is last on this list. Hayabusa means “Falcon” in Japanese, which preyed on the black birds. This naming was also a pot shot at the Honda’s black bird series which were the fastest bike till the time the Hayabusa came in. Though last at the moment, don't write it off yet.

  • Top Speed: 198.76 mph (320 km/hr)
  • Engine: 1340 cc, in-line 4, 4 stroke engine
  • HP: 162 hp
  • Torque: 135 N-m
  • Price: US $ 13,500
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in 2.6 seconds

Hayabusa vs. BMW S1000RR

While we can expect the positions to change, we can safely place our bet on these bikes being in the top 10 for some time. If we own one then it hardly matters where they stand!

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      Savio Koman 6 weeks ago from Mumbai, India

      K.D. none of the Honda bikes feature in the top speed list. In fact, Hayabusa ended the Honda's reign at the top. Nonetheless, should it make it to the top again, I will ensure that it is covered. Thank you!

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      Savio Koman 4 months ago from Mumbai, India

      Hello Sway,

      Yes, indeed, these are masterpieces!

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      Sway 5 months ago

      Beautiful master pieces What man can create ♡♡♡♡

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      K.D 3 years ago

      Sir what about honda?..

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      Savio Koman 3 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Yes Andrew. The newest entrant to the top speed group.

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      andrew 3 years ago

      ducati 1199 s 202.9mph (326kmh)

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      Savio Koman 3 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Hi Aishwarya,

      Glad you enjoyed the article! Thanks for stopping by!

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      Aishwarya thakur 3 years ago

      Amazing! the bikes and the article both. A very detailed list with proper description.Thanks for this !

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      Savio Koman 5 years ago from Mumbai, India

      I think nothing much has changed John! Even with these babies I suspect if you could legally go beyond 100 mph, leave alone 114 mph.. .Of course, there are always drag races and open stretches without cops... Glad you enjoyed the article!

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      John MacNab 5 years ago from the banks of the St. Lawrence

      An interesting article, Savio. When I was a crazy teenager I had a Triumph Tiger 110. I could never get it past 114 mph.

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      Savio Koman 5 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Yeah, doesn't it CarNoobz.. Sad we won't see one on the road... Glad you enjoyed!

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      CarNoobz 5 years ago from USA

      Woah, that Tomahawk looks something out of an anime flick.

      Voted up

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      Savio Koman 5 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Hi Clark,

      I am quite with you on the difference between production and non-production bikes. In fact when the European countries were weary of the Hayabusa's top speed and wanted to restrict the import to their countries, the Japanese with no choice had to ensure speed limiters. That is what makes it a viable proposition to sell, and the same reason makes the Dodge Tomahawk and others totally non viable.. The intention of the post was to include the more spoken about non-commercial bikes along with the more known Hayabusa and BMW S1000RR. Had I made a ten bike list it could have covered many others like the Honda, Kawasaki, et all.. Anyway thanks for your observations!

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      Steve Clark 5 years ago from Northern, VA

      Motorcycle manufacturers made a 'Gentleman's Agreement' to limit production motorcycles to stay under 200MPH, as they didn't want to face restrictions and tariffs. Thus, no turbos and super widgets, and this is my non-production motorcycles top your list. Also, there are electric bikes that smoke the production BMW & Hayabusa, which should have knocked them off your list. Just sayin...

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      Savio Koman 5 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Thanks Carolina! Glad you enjoyed.

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      carolina muscle 5 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      interesting !