List of the fastest motorcycles in the world, covering the quarter mile in less than 12 seconds

This list features the fifteen fastest quarter mile results since the launch of commercial production motorcycles. Kawasaki tops the list not only with the fastest overall time, but also with the most bikes on the list. Kawasaki has been featured in the top fifteen five times. Ducati has four bikes in the top fifteen, followed by BMW with three, Yamaha with two and Suzuki with one. Let’s take a look

15. 2014 BMW S1000R

The 2014 BMW S1000R has a lot in common with the S1000RR superbike. In fact, BMW Motorrad developed the engine, gearbox, frame and suspension on the S1000RR. Another striking similarity between the two superbikes is their quarter-mile times, with only a hundredth of a second separating them to take the last places on this list. The 2014 BMW S1000R posted a quarter mile time of 9.94 seconds at 141.74 mph (228.11 km/h).

14.2011 BMW S1000RR

The first BMW S1000RR to hit the track was a pure race bike designed by BMW Motorrad for the 2009 Superbike World Championship. By 2010, the actual production version of the motorcycle was available for commercial sale. The 2011 BMW S1000RR stayed true to its racing roots, completing 9.93 quarter miles at 149.8 mph (241.1 km/h).

13. Ducati 1199 Panigale S 2011

Ducati appears fourth on the list with the 2011 Ducati 1199 Panigale S. The name of the motorcycle comes from Borgo Panigale, a district of Bologna in northern Italy. When this bike hit the scene, it ranked 10th in speed and 5th in rear wheel power of any production motorcycle of the time. The 2011 Ducati 1199 Panigale S covered the quarter mile in 9.91 seconds at 234.88 km/h (145.95 mph).

12. 2004 Yamaha YZF-R1S

The 2004 Yamaha YZF-R1S is just three places behind the 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1, with only a fraction of a second difference between them. The original design of this superbike was developed in 1998. Over time, several generations of R1 appeared, the most radical changes occurred in 2002. By 2004, the Yamaha YZF-R1S had changed its styling, exhaust system and brakes, and Introducing the R1 Ram air intake. In 2004 the brake calipers were updated and the quarter mile time was 9.90 seconds at 144.98 mph (233.32 km/h).

2002 Kawasaki ZX-12R

We told you that there’s another ninja still lurking in the shadows, waiting to take out their enemies within a quarter of a mile. With a top speed of 187 mph (300.94 km/h), the ZX-12R ruled for over two-thirds of a decade as the fastest production motorcycle available. The 2002 Kawasaki ZX-12R posted a quarter mile time of 9.87 seconds at 146.29 mph (235.43 km/h).

10. 2014 Ducati 1199 Panigale

The Ducati 1199 Panigale, first shown at the Milan Motorcycle Show in 2011, rounds out the top ten with its 1198cc four-valve twin-cylinder engine. cm (73.1 cu in). With cutting-edge technologies such as an electronically adjustable suspension and a redesigned exhaust system, the 2014 Ducati 1199 Panigale pushes the boundaries in the world of production motorcycles. He covered the quarter mile in 9.84 seconds at 234.45 km/h (145.68 mph).

9. 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1

The 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 was the eighth generation of the R1 series. A number of upgraded electronics marked the R1’s biggest improvements, including the traction control system and the slip control system, which were the epitome of racing technology built into a production bike. A 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 with a time of 9.83 seconds with Yamaha making this list.

8. 2006 Kawasaki ZX-10R

Be careful, you are surrounded by ninjas. This lineup from Kawasaki now ranks four of the top eight spots on this list and is the second ZX-10R on the list (2010 model comes in at number five). Not to mention there’s another ninja waiting there. A 2006 Kawasaki ZX-10R completed the quarter mile in 9.76 seconds at 149.08 mph (239.92 km/h).

7. 2013 BMW HP4

The 2013 BMW HP4 is related to the BMW S1000RR (which will appear at the end of this list several times). The 2013 version featured one of the most impressive innovations seen on any production motorcycle up to that point, with the introduction of a dynamic damping system that interacts with the suspension via a series of sensors and throttle input, changing the suspension every 11 milliseconds for optimal performance. But we’re here to talk about how fast this bike is; he covered the quarter mile in 9.76 seconds at 152.4 mph (245.3 km/h).

6 Ducati 1098R 2008

The Ducati 1098 was produced from 2007 to 2009. There were three versions of this sport bike: 1098, 1098S and 1098R. The 2008 Ducati 1098R, built by the esteemed Giandrea Fabbro, is the Italian manufacturer’s second car and lasts 9.75 seconds of the second quarter mile at 148.6 mph (239.1 km/h).

5. Kawasaki ZX-10R 2010

Originally released in 2004 and improved over the previous Kawasaki ZX-9R, the first generation ZX-10R won Cycle World’s Best Superbike award two years in a row (2004-05). 2008 saw the biggest change to the lineup, with increased engine compression and a single-sided exhaust, but the improvements didn’t end there. The shift shaft was updated in 2009, and the 2010 version featured several minor design changes, including a one-piece fairing and recessed headlights. The most significant improvement to this version was the upgrade of the Öhlins steering damper. By 2010, the Kawasaki ZX-10R clocked 9.72 seconds per quarter mile at 150.0 mph (241.4 km/h).

4. Suzuki Hayabusa 2008 release

Hayabusa has been produced by Suzuki since 1999 and immediately became the fastest street bike on the planet. Speed ​​limiters were implemented on future models, but that didn’t stop the bike from developing countless improvements that eventually placed the 2008 Hayabusa fourth on our list of fastest quarter mile at 9.70 seconds at 148.48 mph (238 .96 km/h) ).

3. Kawasaki Ninja H2 2015

The second of the five Kawasaki Ninjas to make the list is the 2015 H2, which posted a time of 9.62 seconds at 152.01 mph (244.64 km/h). The racing version of this “supercharged supersport” is the Ninja H2R, which boasts 310 horsepower (230 kW) and 326 horsepower. The H2 engine has an output of 200–210 hp. (150 kW) and is equipped with an adjustable centrifugal supercharger.

2. Ducati Desmosedici RR 2008

Coming in second place and standing out as one of only two bikes on this outstanding list to break the nine and a half second mark, the 2008 Ducati Desmosedici RR accelerated just 0.02 seconds over the ZX-14R, reaching 152.80 seconds. mph (245.91 km/h) in a time of 9.49 seconds. The RR designation stands for “Racing Replica”; The Desmosedici RR is a street replica of the professional Desmosedici MotoGP race bike.

1. 2012 Kawasaki ZX-14R

The best quarter mile time for a production sportbike is the 2012 Kawasaki ZX-14R, a member of the Ninja family, a name you’ll become familiar with as you progress down this list. A 2012 redesign improved both the look and performance of the bike, and was the first appearance of the R designation. The 2012 ZX-14R clocked a quarter mile time of 9.47 seconds at 152.83 mph h).