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Top five world’s fastest motorcycles

Top five world’s fastest motorcycles

Big motorbikes with big top speeds always grab the headlines, and with Suzuki’s revived-for-2021 Hayabusa currently in the news, we thought that it would be interesting to take a look at five famous bikes which have held that coveted title of ‘World’s Fastest Production Motorcycle’ over the years…To get more news about fatest ebike, you can visit magicyclebike.com official website.

Brough Superior S.S.100
It goes without saying that the first ‘world’s fastest motorcycle’ was actually the first ever motorcycle, and the German made 1500cc, two-cylinder, Hildebrand & Wolfmüller of 1894 is widely credited as holding that title though, despite its large capacity engine, it was good for just 28mph.To get more news about 52V Ebike, you can visit magicyclebike.com official website.

As technology developed, so did speeds. By 1912, Yorkshire company Scott was producing a 50mph machine. Six years later America’s Excelsior hit 80mph but, come 1924, that was toppled by one of the most famous motorcycles of all time – the Brough Superior S.S.100.To get more news about himiway ebike, you can visit magicyclebike.com official website.
Vincent Black Lightning

Brough Superior held the record for ‘World’s Fastest Motorcycle’ for many years but, in 1948 Stevenage company Vincent blew away everything before it with the Black Shadow and Black Lightning models.

Also powered by near 1000cc V-twins, the Black Shadow was a 125mph superbike while the Black Lightning was further tuned and lightened. The 70bhp Black Lightning claimed a top speed of 150mph, a figure that would take 35 years to top in a production machine and which would remain an almighty number even today, almost 75 years later.
Kawasaki ZZ-R1100

With Vincent no longer in production, the title of ‘fastest bike’ changed hands frequently – albeit at more modest speeds over the next few decades. By the start of the 1970s, Triumph’s three-cylinder Trident was the fastest bike you could ride out of the showroom, at 125mph, and the decade would see Kawasaki (Z1), Ducati (900SS) and Laverda’s 140mph Jota all claim bragging rights at one stage or another. It would be 1984 before the Vincent’s ton-and-a-half would be topped, with the arrival of the iconic Kawasaki GPZ900R, and that would pave the way for a succession of fast Japanese bikes which have evolved into the superbikes we’ve come to know today.
Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa

Buoyed by the success of Kawasaki and Honda, Suzuki launched its own high speed sports tourer in 1999.

Nicknamed the Hayabusa, a Japanese falcon famed for both its speed and a tendency to hunt blackbirds, the Suzuki’s jellymould styling was unconventional and polarising – but it was super slippery and the figures spoke for themselves.
MV Agusta F4 R 312

Italy’s MV Agusta was, of course, not part of the Japanese manufacturer’s agreement and, in 2008, they broke ranks with a 300kph busting model of their own – the F4R 312.

The ‘312’ in the title referred to the top speed in kilometres-per-hour. 312kph is almost 194mph and grabbed lots of headlines for MV Agusta. Unlike the ‘Busa and its ilk, the F4 was no sports tourer, rather an expensive and limited race replica. The 183bhp 998cc four was the basis of MV’s world superbike racer and an exotic alternative to the more common Honda Fireblades and Yamaha R1s.