Speed bikes give that immense feel of adrenaline rush to its rider. That thrill factor is undeniably present with just the purr of the bike’s engine. Onlookers would whistle with admiration and excitement at the sight of a speed bike passing by almost like a flash of lightning. Bike enthusiasts are always on the lookout for what is new and to compare the specifications of each new model on the market. They would even let the hours pass by discussing and debating amongst themselves which is better. It is inherent for men to love activities that give them that thrill which why speed bikes never fail to catch their attention. Apart from speed, teenagers and adults alike find bikes a convenient way to travel. And that is why bikes are increasingly becoming more popular than they were years ago.
Several movies feature speed bikes with actors riding them. Mission Impossible II and Torque are just two Hollywood movies that used speed bikes. Notably one very high-tech and high speed monster machine is the one seen in the Batman films.
Fasten your seat belt because here are the 10 fastest bikes in 2013 that are worth looking into.
10. Ducati 1098 S
Number ten on the list is Italian-made Ducati 1098 S, which was first introduced to the market in 2007. This road beauty runs to a recorded speed of 169 mph and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in a matter of 3 seconds. The Ducati 1098 S bike weighs about 173 kg and it is powered by an L-twin cylinder, 4-valve per cylinder Despodromic and liquid cooled engine.
9. BMW K 1200 S
Ranking in ninth place is the BMW K 1200 S. Speed lovers simply adore this captivating and charming bike. The sound of its roar is proof that it really is a king of the road and it is ready to give its rider a fantastic, high speed, riding experience. This model from BMW runs at top speed at 174 mph. It is powered by 16 valves, 4 valve per cylinder, DOHC, horizontal in-line, liquid cooled engine. Without a doubt, its high-performance parts helped it earn the ninth spot on this list.
8. Aprilia RSV1000 Mille
Landing the eighth spot is the Aprilia RSV1000 Mille. Its elegance, smoothness and balance merited the high regard of many bikers. It was first introduced in 2004 and it runs with a speed of 175 mph. The Aprilia RSV1000 S is far better than the Ducati model. This speed bike owes its prowess to its 998 cc, 60 degree V-twin engines with a dry sum for extra firmness and steady lubrication.
7. Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 (ZZR1400)
In seventh place comes the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 (ZZR1400) from Japan. This speed monster is the fastest and most powerful model ever manufactured by the Japanese company. It can reach a speed of 176 mph thanks to its 1052 cc 4-stroke, 4 valve per cylinder, DOHC and liquid-cooled engine. Likewise, it can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.5 seconds. The exterior physique of this powerful bike consists of an aluminum frame and masculine outline which makes bike enthusiasts swoon with admiration.
6. MV Agusta F4 1100 CC
The sixth spot is MV Agusta F4 1100 CC. Riders swear that they get the chill thrill when driving this hotshot of a bike. It can run at top speed of 185 mph as it is powered by a liquid cooled engine comprising of 16 radial valves, hemispherical 4 valves per cylinder, DOHC and inline. This bike has the traditional MV Agusta red and silver livery for its exterior, making it look uniquely stylistic as well.
5. Yamaha YZF R1
Landing the fifth spot is another speedbike from another well-known Japanese firm named Yamaha. This bike can run at top speed of 186 mph with a compression ratio of 11.8:1 with a six-speed transmission and multi-plate clutch. The R1 as it is also called is quicker compared to the Ninja ZX-14. This high speed road beauty is a real mean-machine.
4. Honda CBR1100XX Blackbird
Fourth place for this list is the Honda CBR1100XX speed bike. It was manufactured to challenge the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14. Back in the 1990′s, Honda was recognized in the industry to produce high-speed motorcycles. With an engine that has 1137 cc, 4 valves per cylinder and liquid-cooled, it can achieve a top speed of 190 mph thanks to its output of 153 hp at 10,000 rpm.
3. MTT Turbine Superbike Y2K
Hitting the number three spot is the MTT turbine Super Y2K designed by Ted McIntyre and manufactured by Marine Turbine Technologies. Bikers agree that this is one of the most stylish bikes there is. With a Rolls Royce 250-C20 Turbo engine installed, without a doubt, this bike can reach a top speed of 227 mph with ease. It has an output of 320 hp at a staggering 52,000 rpm which is why it is called Superbike Y2K.
2. Suzuki Hayabusa
Suzuki Hayabusa (GSX 1300R) takes the second spot, which is named after the Japanese term of the peregrine falcon known for its speed at vertical hunting dive. Its immense speed can reach up to 248 mph thanks to its high powered engine. This speed bike is not only known for its monster speed but for its stylishness as well, which delights the aesthetic taste of racing enthusiasts.
1. Dodge Tomahawk
Hitting the top spot for the fastest speed bike in the world for 2013 is the Dodge Tomahawk. This super bike can achieve an astounding top speed of 350 mph and it can accelerate from 0 to 60mph in just 1.75 seconds. Its engine is powered with 10 cylinder V-type that produces an output of 500 horse power. Its physique is quite unique. The design makes it different from the rest of the speed bikes mentioned here. Racing aficionados can definitely get that extreme feel with the Dodge Tomahawk and travel places in no time.