Most powerful motorcycles

Top 40 most powerful bikes ever made. Updated February 2022.

Progress in motorcycle engines has been dramatic over the past few decades. Precise computer-aided design, manufacturing, material science and improved lubrication have allowed motorcycle engines to reliably operate at very high RPM. Advanced fuel injection and increase in compression ratio has also lifted torque output per each revolution.

Due to lower load and endurance requirements over the lifetime of average motorcycle, these small engines can achieve very high specific output, without compromising service intervals.

Some manufacturers, namely Kawasaki, are even offering supercharged motorcycle engines, producing more than 230 horsepower and enough torque to rival even some small car engines.

Traditional motorcycle manufacturers are also entering the electric vehicle market, where specialist manufacturers have already been experimenting for several years and now are achieving torque and power rivaling best combustion engines.

# make & model Power (hp)▼ Image
1. 2020 Ducati Superleggera V4 231 Photo of 2020 Ducati Superleggera V4
2. 2020 Bimota Tesi H2 228 Photo of 2020 Bimota Tesi H2
3. 2021 Kawasaki Ninja H2 228 Photo of 2021 Kawasaki Ninja H2
4. 2019 Ducati Panigale V4 R 218 Photo of 2019 Ducati Panigale V4 R
5. 2020 Honda CBR 1000 RR-R Fireblade 215 Photo of 2020 Honda CBR 1000 RR-R Fireblade
6. 2019 Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory 214 Photo of 2019 Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory
7. 2018 Ducati Panigale V4 211 Photo of 2018 Ducati Panigale V4
8. 2021 BMW M 1000 RR 209 Photo of 2021 BMW M 1000 RR
9. 2016 Kawasaki ZX-10R 207 Photo of 2016 Kawasaki ZX-10R
10. 2018 Ducati 1299 Panigale R Final Edition 206 Photo of 2018 Ducati 1299 Panigale R Final Edition
11. 2020 MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR 205 Photo of 2020 MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR
12. 2020 Ducati Streetfighter V4 S 205 Photo of 2020 Ducati Streetfighter V4 S
13. 2014 Ducati 1299 Panigale 205 Photo of 2014 Ducati 1299 Panigale
14. 2019 BMW S 1000 RR 204 Photo of 2019 BMW S 1000 RR
15. 2020 Kawasaki ZX-10RR 201 Photo of 2020 Kawasaki ZX-10RR
16. 2014 Lightning LS-218 200 Photo of 2014 Lightning LS-218
17. 2016 Aprilia RSV4 RR 198 Photo of 2016 Aprilia RSV4 RR
18. 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 197 Photo of 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1
19. 2021 Kawasaki Z H2 197 Photo of 2021 Kawasaki Z H2
20. 2015 Kawasaki H2 197 Photo of 2015 Kawasaki H2
21. 2006 Ducati Desmosedici RR 197 Photo of 2006 Ducati Desmosedici RR
22. 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 M 197 Photo of 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 M
23. 2006 Kawasaki ZZR1400 197 Photo of 2006 Kawasaki ZZR1400
24. 2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale S 192 Photo of 2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale S
25. 2010 BMW S 1000 RR 190 Photo of 2010 BMW S 1000 RR
26. 2019 Honda CBR 1000 RR Fireblade 189 Photo of 2019 Honda CBR 1000 RR Fireblade
27. 2021 Suzuki Hayabusa 187 Photo of 2021 Suzuki Hayabusa
28. 2017 Suzuki GSX-R 1000 185 Photo of 2017 Suzuki GSX-R 1000
29. 2014 Buell EBR 1190RX 185 Photo of 2014 Buell EBR 1190RX
30. 2011 MV Agusta F4 183 Photo of 2011 MV Agusta F4
31. 2021 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS 178 Photo of 2021 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS
32. 2011 Aprilia RSV4 Factory ARPC SE 178 Photo of 2011 Aprilia RSV4 Factory ARPC SE
33. 2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R 176 Photo of 2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R
34. 2012 Honda CBR1000RR 176 Photo of 2012 Honda CBR1000RR
35. 2005 Suzuki GSX-R1000 176 Photo of 2005 Suzuki GSX-R1000
36. 2012 KTM RC8 1190 R Track 173 Photo of 2012 KTM RC8 1190 R Track
37. 2010 KTM RC8 1190R 173 Photo of 2010 KTM RC8 1190R
38. 2016 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory 173 Photo of 2016 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory
39. 2010 Ducati 1198 S 170 Photo of 2010 Ducati 1198 S
40. 2004 Honda CBR1000 RR Fireblade 169 Photo of 2004 Honda CBR1000 RR Fireblade

Sources

All data sourced from manufacturer's official figures.

List authored by Christian Zelcs. Last updated on 02/14/2022, last addition - Kawasaki ZZR1400.