Fastest motorcycles in quarter mile

Top 40 bikes in 1/4 mile drag race. Updated September 2022.

Quarter mile (402 meter) drag race is well suited for power, weight and aerodynamic properties of motorcycles.

It is not too short, where result would be limited by traction, and not too long where wind resistance would expose the smaller motorcyle power output.

In very short or very long distance acceleration, fastest supercars will outperform fastest superbikes. Quarter mile is somewhere in the middle of those two extremes where fast bikes can do equally well as fast cars.

# make & model Time @ mph▼ Image
1. 2006 Ducati Desmosedici RR 9.5 @ 153 Photo of 2006 Ducati Desmosedici RR
2. 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 M 9.8 @ 150 Photo of 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 M
3. 2015 Kawasaki H2 9.8 @ 152 Photo of 2015 Kawasaki H2
4. 2004 Yamaha YZF-R1S 9.9 @ 145 Photo of 2004 Yamaha  YZF-R1S
5. 2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale S 9.9 @ 146 Photo of 2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale S
6. 2014 Ducati 1299 Panigale 10.0 @ 152 Photo of 2014 Ducati 1299 Panigale
7. 2010 Ducati 1198 S 10.0 @ 145 Photo of 2010 Ducati 1198 S
8. 2016 Aprilia RSV4 RR 10.0 @ 149 Photo of 2016 Aprilia RSV4 RR
9. 2019 Ducati Panigale V4 R 10.0 Photo of 2019 Ducati Panigale V4 R
10. 2017 Suzuki GSX-R 1000 10.0 @ 150 Photo of 2017 Suzuki GSX-R 1000
11. 2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 10.0 @ 144 Photo of 2009 Yamaha YZF-R1
12. 2016 Kawasaki ZX-10R 10.1 @ 147 Photo of 2016 Kawasaki ZX-10R
13. 2018 Ducati Panigale V4 10.1 Photo of 2018 Ducati Panigale V4
14. 2021 Kawasaki Ninja H2 10.1 @ 152 Photo of 2021 Kawasaki Ninja H2
15. 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 10.1 @ 147 Photo of 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1
16. 2010 BMW S 1000 RR 10.1 @ 152 Photo of 2010 BMW S 1000 RR
17. 1989 Yamaha FZR 1000 10.2 @ 135 Photo of 1989 Yamaha FZR 1000
18. 1990 Kawasaki ZZ-R 1100 10.2 @ 135 Photo of 1990 Kawasaki ZZ-R 1100
19. 2021 BMW M 1000 RR 10.2 @ 162 Photo of 2021 BMW M 1000 RR
20. 1994 Kawasaki ZX-9R 10.3 @ 134 Photo of 1994 Kawasaki ZX-9R
21. 1988 Kawasaki ZX-10 10.3 @ 132 Photo of 1988 Kawasaki ZX-10
22. 2016 Ducati 959 Panigale 10.3 @ 138 Photo of 2016 Ducati 959 Panigale
23. 2019 BMW S 1000 RR 10.3 @ 150 Photo of 2019 BMW S 1000 RR
24. 2013 Ducati 899 Panigale 10.4 @ 134 Photo of 2013 Ducati 899 Panigale
25. 2011 Suzuki GSX-R 750 10.4 @ 136 Photo of 2011 Suzuki GSX-R 750
26. 2019 Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory 10.4 @ 147 Photo of 2019 Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory
27. 2011 MV Agusta F4 10.4 @ 140 Photo of 2011 MV Agusta F4
28. 1996 Yamaha YZF 1000R 10.4 @ 132 Photo of 1996 Yamaha YZF 1000R
29. 2020 Honda CBR 1000 RR-R Fireblade 10.4 @ 162 Photo of 2020 Honda CBR 1000 RR-R Fireblade
30. 2020 Bimota Tesi H2 10.4 @ 149 Photo of 2020 Bimota Tesi H2
31. 2005 Suzuki GSX-R1000 10.4 @ 147 Photo of 2005 Suzuki GSX-R1000
32. 2014 MV Agusta F3 800 10.5 @ 136 Photo of 2014 MV Agusta F3 800
33. 1991 Bimota YB10 Dieci 10.5 @ 134 Photo of 1991 Bimota YB10 Dieci
34. 2011 Aprilia RSV4 Factory ARPC SE 10.5 @ 146 Photo of 2011 Aprilia RSV4 Factory ARPC SE
35. 2011 Ducati 1198SP 10.5 @ 142 Photo of 2011 Ducati 1198SP
36. 1986 Suzuki GSX 1100 R 10.6 @ 130 Photo of 1986 Suzuki GSX 1100 R
37. 2016 Ducati Monster 1200 R 10.6 @ 130 Photo of 2016 Ducati Monster 1200 R
38. 2008 Ducati 848 10.6 @ 133 Photo of 2008 Ducati 848
39. 1994 Ducati 916 10.7 @ 129 Photo of 1994 Ducati 916
40. 1991 Ducati 851 10.8 @ 129 Photo of 1991 Ducati 851

Sources

Cycle World (1, 3, 6, 8, 12, 15, 22-26, 32, 37, 38), Motortrend (2, 7), FastestLaps.com (4, 11, 27, 31, 34, 35), Motorcycle Consumer News (5), Carwow (9, 13), PS (10, 14, 30), Auto Bild Sportscars (16), Motosprint (17, 18, 20, 21, 33, 36, 39, 40), SupercarLists.com estimate* (19, 29), Car & Driver (28)

List authored by Christian Zelcs. Last updated on 09/30/2022, last addition - Yamaha YZF-R1S.

*Estimates are based on factual test results from reputable sources.