Top 5 motorcycles of the World
Top-Five Superbikes of the World. The first thing that comes to mind when we hear the word ‘motorcycles’ is speed. Motorcycles give you a sense of unbridled speed and thrill that few other vehicles can provide.
Perhaps it is because of the fact that the biker gets to sit on top of the engine that hurls him/her towards the road at mind boggling speeds.
Motorcycles have enjoyed the bad boy image in the popular culture and that must have something to do with the risk involved in the sport.
Now let’s talk about the top five motorcycles that promise to give you the flavor of some of the most powerful two-wheelers in the world.
Lovingly known as the “fireblade” the Honda CBR1000RR, the name of this bike is taken every time people talk about superbikes.
This bike epitomizes the cutting edge of motor sport and one look at it and you will know that this bike means business.
It has been 16 years since Honda came out with this mean machine and since then it has made only minor changes to the model over the years. The newest version is the cynosure of the eyes of the super bike enthusiasts all over the world.
Ducati is one of the most successful motorcycle manufacturers. The Ducati 1098 was first brought out in the year 2007.
According to Ducati the bike has 160hp and the engine generates a massive torque of 90.4 lb-ft and weighs around 173kg. This beast goes from 0-60mph in less than 3 seconds.
The bike attains a top speed of 180mph. The USP of this super bike is that it has the highest torque-to-weight ratio of any sports bike ever made.
Suzuki Hayabusa or GSX1300R
The word “Hayabusa” in Japanese stands for peregrine falcon and this Superbike certainly lives up to its name.
First released in 1999, the Suzuki Hayabusa won critical acclaim for being the fastest production motorcycle. This superbike has a bone-chilling 173brake horse power.
This superbike boasts of a top speed of 202mph. The performance figures belted out by this bike earns it a spot among the top 5 superbikes in the world.
It has been a long time since Yamaha came up with the R1. This bike has almost more technology than the NASA space shuttle.
The cutting-edge fly-by-wire throttle which gives you a smooth range of power whenever you are in the right rev zone. Unlike other manufacturers who compromise on ride quality to provide a truckload of power, Yamaha R1.
The riding position of the Yamaha R1 places less stress on the wrists. This is the bike of choice if you want to use this sports bike on a daily basis.
Kawasaki ZX-10R Ninja
If there was an award for having explosive power and raw energy then the Kawasaki Ninja would definitely top the list.
With a175bhp engine between the legs the rider will need to hang on to his/her dear life as the bike does its own thing. This bike has a mind of its own, so if you want to get this one for yourself good luck.
These five bikes are by far among the best production superbikes. Furthermore, these bikes have unique personality. So if you want to feel one with the road and ride into the sunset then you should definitely get one of these.
2011 Brno Superbike World Championship
The following movie contains some highlights of the 2011 FIM Superbike World Championship at the Masaryk Circuit, near Brno, Czech Republic. It also contains most of the above top 5 motorcycles.