Ever wondered how fast a motorcycle could go on an open road? So did these superbike manufacturers.
It’s the love for fast motorcycles that brings the riding community together as one. Our appreciation for these fast machines is what makes manufacturers go out and build bikes that can not only go fast, but simply numb your mind with numbers. Most superbike manufacturers have breached the 200bhp mark and to celebrate that fact, let's take a look at the top 5 most powerful production motorcycles that exist in today’s day and age.
To keep things fair, we have picked only those production motorcycles that are road legal.
Max Power - 207HP
BMW’s finest bags the fifth spot on the list. The new model of the legendary super-sport motorcycle was recently launched and its symmetrical looks sure polarised its fans. Comparisons to the old motorcycle aside, the S1000RR is one of the easiest superbikes to ride. The 207HP is put down to the ground with the help of some seriously advanced gadgetry that eggs even novice riders to open up the taps.
MV Agusta Brutale 1000 Serie Oro
Max Power - 212HP
Having 212HP on tap is definitely enough to get the blood pumping and the fact that it is a naked will only go on to pose a question - Is it a good idea to get in the saddle? There are however 8 levels of traction control to help you ride this monster with relative ease and that front wheel will stay planted to the ground with the help of an anti-wheelie system.
Ducati Panigale V4S
Max Power - 214HP
Ducati’s recent shift to a V4 configuration has paid dividends for the Italian superbike manufacturer. The Panigale V4S is the lesser powerful member of the family but, sadly the V4R is not road legal. However, the 214HP developed from the new motor in the V4S offers exhilarating performance and a soundtrack that will egg you to open up the throttle.
Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1100
Max Power - 217HP
Coming in runners- up has no downsides when the subject of attention is the Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1100 and the 217HP its engine can make. The fastest road legal supersport from Aprilia might make you think that it will be a tough ride but the electronic ingenuity of its makers means that it will go fast in a smooth fashion. That’s a tough ask of any motorcycle north of the 200HP mark, and a trait that allows even amateur riders to ride this motorcycle without it being considered dangerous.
Kawasaki Ninja H2 Carbon
Max Power - 228HP/240HP with Ram Air
If everything else on the list failed, the Kawasaki is sure to make your mind go numb with its brazen numbers. 240HP and it is not even the fastest motorcycle in the family. The bigger and meaner H2R is the solitary member of the 300HP+ club, but sadly, that action is only reserved for the tracks. The H2 Carbon has enough in the tank though to fulfil all your speed needs on public roads.