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Photos: Top 10 fastest bikes in the world

Last updated on: May 11, 2011 12:19 IST

Photos: Top 10 fastest bikes in the world

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With top speeds of over 300 kmph, these mean machines are surely neighbour's envy and owner's pride!

They're mean machines that you'd kill to ride!

From Ducati to Kawasaki and BMW, superbikes have always held a special place in the hearts of boys across the world.

We bring you the top ten fastest bikes in the world -- some of them designed to go way, way faster than your passenger car!

Check 'em out'

10. Suzuki GSX-R750

The Suzuki GSX-R750 is a first of its kind bike inspired from racing bikes. It was the first bike which created a revolution when it was launched in 1985.

The 750cc four cylinder motor develops a humble 148 bhp of power, helping this Gixxer reach a top whack of 268 km/h.

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Image: Suzuki GSX-R750

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9. Ducati 1098S

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Introduced in 2007, the Ducati 1098S is a bike which not only created fire on the roads but also on the race tracks. It is powered by a 160 hp motor and is widely acclaimed for having the highest torque to weight ratio of any production sports bike every made.

Top speed: 275 km/h.

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Image: Ducati 1098S

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8. Honda CBR1000 RR

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Born in 2004, the Honda CBR1000 RR is built by the same team that makes Honda's Moto GP bikes. This superbike is popularly known as the Fireblade and is powered by a 999cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder.

With 178 hp of power on tap, this Honda redlines all the way to 13,000 rpm. A top speed of 276 km/h is what this Fireblade can do.

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Image: Honda CBR1000 RR

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7. MV Augusta F4 R312

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The MV Augusta F4 R312 was made solely to take to the race track and take pole position.

With 183 HP at 12,400 rpm, this F4 R312 has all the characteristics of a Moto GP bike was and can reach a top speed of 281 km/h.

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Image: MV Augusta F4 R312

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6. Yamaha YZF-R1

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One of the most popular bikes of all time, the R1 was introduced in 1998 and features a 998 cc, liquid-cooled, 16-valve (titanium valves., DOHC, in-line four-cylinder engine with crossplane crankshaft.

What this means is that the bike will happily do 100 km/h in less than 3 seconds and a top speed of over 282 km/h.

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Image: Yamaha YZF-R1

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5. Suzuki GSX-R1000

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This Gixxer is one of the most beautiful looking bikes, launched in the past couple of years. It is powered by a liquid-cooled 999 cc motor and 191 hp of power at 12000 rpm.

A top speed of 285 km/h ensures it's in the top five, but just.

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Image: Suzuki GSX-R1000

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4. Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

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How desirable is this bike? Well the ZX-10R has the highest theft and damage loss claim rate of any registered motorcycle which does to show the popularity of this Ninja.

Producing 200 PS (147 kW. @ 12,500 rpm with ram air induction, this 1000cc Ninja will hit 288 km/h.

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Image: Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

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3. Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14

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The Kawasaki ZZR1400 is the most powerful bike to have ever emerged from the company's factory. It reaches 100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds and is just 1 short of the 300 km/h top speed figure.

Some might say it looks awkward but to most it is extremely pleasing to look at.

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2. Suzuki Hayabusa

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The most popular superbike of all times, the Hayabusa is famous for being the most powerful bike in the world for a long time.

Famous for breaking the 200 mph (320 km/h. on multiple occasions, the Hayabusa had to be restricted as it was too fast for most riders.

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1. BMW S1000RR

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The BMW S1000RR has received insane number of awards in the past year, including machine of the year and motorcycle of the year.

So what makes this beast become the fastest bike?

193 hp of power at 13000 rpm and a weight of just 183 kgs (dry) ensures that this Beemer does 305 km/h provided you have the road and guts to do it.

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