The story of super bikes, take us way back in 1969 when Honda released their CB750 into the world of motorcycle racing, little did they knew that they have pioneered the super bikes category which was into existence till then. A craze and addiction that has only served to expand over time into the track-built beasts we witness today.
But what constitutes the super bikes? Well, for starters these bike variants typically flaunt a displacement of around 1000cc, which is insane considering how lightweight these rides have become over the years. In other words, they are rocket on wheels, these super bikes quite often boast top speeds of 180mph or higher. These bikes also might come as a surprise to some, because some of the super bikes need to be street legal and available to the general public for purchase. All the while, these bikes must meet the standards of the racing tracks. In our article earlier, we featured the most expensive cars, but these pieces of machinery are not amongst them, they are known for their super abilities, price does plays an important role, but they are certainly not the most expensive ones, but definitely the most speedy machines.
Below, are enlisted the best super bikes,
2019 Yamaha YZF-R1M
Built for the technical track riders, the 2019 Yamaha YZF-R1M is one frightening piece of machinery. For starters, we have a 998cc inline 4-cylinder engine featuring titanium fracture-split connecting rods, an industry-first for production motorcycles, while a class-leading electronics package offers total ease of operation, digital rider aids such as traction control and unified ABS keep things relatively safe, and an advanced aluminum Deltabox frame provides optimum rigidity balance for those tight knee-dragging turns. And that’s just the beginning. This is the closest variation ever to the iconic MotoGP YZF-M1 so people could expect nothing but top-tier performances here. The price too, is a whopping $26,000.
Weight of this bike is: 443 lbs
Colors: Matte black, blue and grey
2018 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R SE
The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R SE has all the components needed for a heart thumping experience, a 998cc liquid cooled engine comes first, followed by Kawasaki’s electronic control suspension for quick and easy access to the suspension settings. There are also a set of Brembo brakes, seven-spoke forged aluminum wheels, and a well built chassis for lightening fast speed. Not to forget the impeccable integrated handling and power technology. The starting price of the bike is $21,899.
Weight of this bike is: 458 lbs
Colors: Flat spark black, metallic matte graphite grey
2018 Honda CBR 1000RR
At the end of the day, superbikes are all about performance. It has been the bottom line since day one. However, with increased competition and modernization in the recent works, Honda the pioneers of super bikes, decided to up their stakes with the CBR1000RR and the CBR1000RR SP. Both options are incredibly powerful, due to a 998cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder engine, and light. Thanks to the contemporary technology on the factory floor. Both models also host Honda’s throttle-by-wire system, a full LED lighting package, an Ohlin’s Smart electronic control suspension, lightweight lithium-ion battery, and a titanium muffler among many other key specs to be featured. Super Bikes like 2018 Honda CBR 1000RR might not be the first choice of the buyers but they would certainly save time in getting out of the traffic. The price of the bike starts from $16,999.
Weight of this bike is: 430 lbs
Colors: Matte black metallic, grand prix red
2018 Suzuki GSX-R1000R
Three decades ago Suzuki first dropped the GSX-R line. And to its success, more than a million editions have been sold since then. Now, here is the latest speedy beast of the family: the GSX-R1000R. It is their most lightweight, most compact, and most aerodynamic model ever. Featuring an aluminum frame and a powerful 999cc four-stroke four-cylinder engine, this extreme ride hosts an exclusive Variable Valve Timing system alongside Ride-by-Wire throttle bodies for a wild ride with precise response. Also, the R1000R hosts an Inertial Measuring Unit, Brembo T-drive brake rotors, Suzuki’s Motion Track Anti-Lock Brake system, and a smooth SHOWA Balance Free suspension. What else a speeding beast would require on the track? All of this comes packed with a base price tag of $17,199.
Weight of this bike is: 448 lbs
Colors: Blue, black and white
BMW HP4 Race
When you combine German engineering, an all-carbon frame, and a powerful 999cc four-stroke four-cylinder engine, the result gets delivered in the form of BMW HP4 Race. This frighteningly fantastic sled positioned white-knuckling beast is handmade by the specialists over at BMW Motorrad and hosts a 2D software package for racing performance specs, carbon wheels, shift assist, and Brembo GP 4 PR brake calipers among a slew of other Moto GP-friendly features for track day. However, only 750 units are available for the taking. With all the packed features and the quality of being handmade, this super bike comes with a super price tag of $78,000.
Weight of this bike is: 378 lbs
Colors: Light White, Racing Blue Metallic, Racing Red
2019 Ducati Supersport
One of the greatest super bikes, the Italians really know how to combine power and design and the Ducati Supersport is no exception. The bike has a sporty, yet an elegant look. The 937cc Testastretta 11 degree engine, first-class technological support including ABS, DTC, Ducati Quick Shift, Riding Modes, and an LVD Display makes this vehicle a super bike. What also comes stocked with the ride is their Ducati Safety Pack that includes Ducati Traction Control and Bosch 9MP ABS for optimal handling. The starting price of this bike is kept as $13,000.
Weight of this bike is: 403 lbs
Colors: Titanium Gray, Ducati Red