Dodge Tomohawk is one of the fastest motorbike in the world. When it was first introduced by Dodge at the 2003 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, its top-speed was proclaimed to be 400 mph.
However, since then, Dodge’s estimations have been refuted by leading experts, and the Tomhawk’s top-speed has been downgraded to a still-impressive 300 mph. Unlike conventional motorbikes, the Tomohawk has four wheels, two in the front, and two in the back, and comprises the Dodge Viper’s 8.3-litre V10 engine. Alongside Dodge Tomohawk below is a descrption of other fastest motorcycles in the world
MTT Turbine Superbike
Created by Ted McIntyre of Marine Turbine Technologies, the MTT Turbine Superbike (also known as the Y2K Turbine Superbike) is powered by a Rolls-Royce 250-C20 turboshaft engine, and has the potential to reach speeds of up to 200 mph. The Superbike is reported to have been recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s fastest production motorcycles, and was renowned as one of the most expensive bikes in the world. It has, however, also received a fair amount of criticism, with former Classic Bike editor Hugo Wilson insisting that it has ‘as much relevance to motorcycling as a fish’. Oh dear.
Introduced in 1999, the Suzuki Hayabusa (or GSX1300 R, as it was first called) came complete with a liquid-cooled 1,299cc inline-four engine, could surpass speeds of more than 188 miles per hour, and was named one of the fastest motorbike in the world. The bike was named after the peregrine falcon, a bird that’s famed all over the world for its speed and agility. In 2000, an agreement between the Japanese and European manufacturers of the bike meant its speed was locked at 186 mph, but Suzuki still went on to redesign the Hayabusa in 2007/2008, and, in 2010, three new colour schemes were introduced.
The Honda CBR11OOXX Super Blackbird
The Honda CBR11OOXX Super Blackbird was introduced in 1996 to upstage the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-AA as the world’s fastest production motorcycle. Honda won the challenge, producing a top speed of 194 mph, but was defeated two years later by the Suzuki Hayabusa. The bike contains a 1,137 cc DOHC 4-valve, liquid-cooled inline-four engine, and has 132.9 horsepower. In 2002, the engine was revamped slightly to allow the bike to comply with new global emission standards.
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R
The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R was introduced in 2005 Tokyo Motor Show, and was released in 2006 as a replacement for the ZX-12R. The Ninja comprises a 1,352cc, four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four-valve, inline-four engine, and has been listed as Kawasaki’s most powerful sport bike since 2007, reaching a top-speed of 186 miles per hour. It has also been reported that the Kawasaki Ninja is capable of going from 0-60 in just 2.5 seconds. Like the Honda Super Blackbird, the Ninja’s speed was capped at 186 mph after an agreement was struck between Japanese and European motorcycle manufacturers hence making it one of the fastest motorbike in the world.