Fastest Street Bikes in 2021

There is nothing more exhilarating than witnessing the sheer power and performance of a stupendously fast bike. The adrenaline rush of traveling at lightning speed with just two wheels on the ground and nothing but a helmet and maybe a leather jacket to protect you requires the guts of a true daredevil. Today, the options are endless for someone looking to find the ultimate fix for their need for speed, with various bikes built to perform to the best of their capabilities across different terrain. 

Today, we feature the kings of the street. If you are looking for the fastest set of wheels that money can buy, here is our list of the fastest street bikes in 2021:

BMW K1200S

First up on this list is a product of the legendary German automaker, BMW. The company decided to put together decades of experience in building performance-oriented machines and produced the K1200S. A lightweight and agile motorcycle capable of going 0 to 60 mph in a mere 3.2 seconds, reaching top speeds of 174 mph thanks to its 1157cc four-cylinder inline engine paired with an inbuilt transmission. This model also comes equipped with EVO brakes and an integrated BMW Motorrad ABS system to give its rider confidence to push the bike to its full capabilities.

Aprilia RSV 1000R Mille

The Mille made its debut in 1998 and saw five years of production before it retired in 2003. Still, this bike is considered a very serious candidate on the top-speed list. The 998cc electronic fuel-injected T liquid-cooled engine allows for 0-60 mph time in 3.1 seconds, with a final top speed of 175 mph. Manufactured by the Austrian firm Rotax, the V-twin engine is mounted at a 60-degree angle to make it more compact. However, this created a lot of vibration during riding, so Aprilia decided to install their ADVC (Anti Vibration Double Countershaft). The result? A satisfyingly smooth ride, producing a max power of 141 BHP.

MV Agusta F4 1000R

Easily recognized by its beautiful diamond-shaped headlight or the mean-looking quad exhaust system in the rear, the Italian Agusta F4 is a symphony of power and elegance on two wheels. With a 1000cc engine producing upwards of 170 hp, this bike can reach a top speed of 185 mph and complete its 0-60 mph in just under three seconds. The bike also comes with an 8-level traction system to allow riders to achieve such speeds with comfort and control. Undoubtedly a centerpiece for most collectors, the Agusta F4 is one of Italy’s finest two-wheelers in the market today.

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R

No superbike list would be complete without a green hue from Japan known famously as the Kawasaki Ninja. This particular version has a distinctive look, and it is equally impressive on the charts. The 1441cc engine on the ZX is an inline-four motor controlled via a six-speed gearbox. The result is a 0-60 mph time in 2.6 seconds before topping out at 186 mph.

BMW S1000RR

On the list with its older brother is the BMW S1000RR. Compared to its sibling, as featured first on this list, the S1000RR comes equipped with a smaller 999cc 16-valve motor engine with a new intake cam and lightweight inlet valves. The result is a faster bike with a smaller engine but with much more power. Thus, allowing this bike to reach top speeds of around 190 mph after completing a 0-60 mph time in just 2.7 seconds. Still, in true BMW fashion, the bike does consider rideability, offering ABS and cruise control options.

Honda CBR1100XX Blackbird

First introduced in 1996, the CBR1100XX Blackbird is an impressive bike. Honda decided that it hadn’t reached its fullest potential, which is when they gave it a major update for the 1999 model. The redefined Blackbird came with a bevy of new tricks, including a PGM-FI fuel injection kit, increased fuel tank capacity, and a reshaped fender to accommodate the latest electronics. The Blackbird is a classic street legend that still keeps up with the new kids on the block. Its 1137cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder engine can produce up to 153 hp, allowing a 0-60 mph in 2.8 seconds along with an impressive top speed of 190 mph.

Kawasaki Ninja H2R

Another bike that shares the spotlight with its sibling is the H2R. This machine just happens to be the fastest production bike in existence, and it looks like it was designed by an expert artist who moonlights as a mad scientist. 

This bike is truly one of the greatest performance-based vehicles that money can buy today. For those in doubt, top speeds that exceed 220 mph while going 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds will tell you otherwise. The H2R is equally clever and equipped with KIBS features (Kawasaki Intelligent Anti-Lock Braking System) and KLCM (Kawasaki Launch Control Mode). Maximum power? Almost 200 hp.

MTT Turbine Superbike Y2K

This bike is right up there with the H2R in the discussion for the fastest production motorcycle on the planet. It’s the only bike on this list with a turbine engine. What the Y2K contains is a Rolls Royce 250-C18 engine, with a claimed 320 hp and a two-speed semi-automatic transmission. This setup can go zero to 60 in just 2.5 seconds, with a reported top speed of 227 mph.

Suzuki Hayabusa

No discussion about fast bikes is complete without paying respect to the legendary Hayabusa. There is absolutely nothing to debate about when it comes to this bike, as it excels in beauty, performance, and pure raw power. The Hayabusa’s engine produces almost 200 hp of power, and it can reach top speeds of close to 200 mph and zero to 60 in just 2.6 seconds.