You spent your youth zipping up and down the street making engine noises and impatiently waiting for that sleek new doorway to speed to be opened. Then you purchased your first real motorcycle. You were finally free to travel. The wind whipped past you as you blended yourself with the bike. Speed and personal control combined to bring you that adrenalin rush that you had come to crave.
If any of that sounds at all familiar, don’t worry. You are not alone. Every rider has similar dreams and memories. From that first motor strapped to a bicycle frame by Gottlieb Daimler in 1885 to the state of the art street rockets that are produced today, riders have been constantly craving the next, best machine.
If you have the need for speed, the bike for you is sure to be here. Let’s see how fast we can go.
10. Ducati 1098s
This sleek and powerful Italian machine has long been a favorite of street riders and professional racers alike. The Ducati boasts a 160 HP engine with 90.4 lb-ft torque. With a weight of 381 lbs these factors combine to give it a 0 to 60 mph time of three seconds and an estimated top speed of 180 mph. While production of the 1098s has given way to the newer 1198, fans of the Ducati will be glad to see their dream bike is still able to make a spot in the top ten.
9. BMW k 1200s
This beautiful street bike comes to you from the geniuses at Germany’s BMW Motorrad. Rocking a 163 HP engine and 94 lb-ft torque, the k 1200s was billed as the worlds most powerful bike in 2005. While the title has moved on, a takeoff time of 2.6 seconds and a demonstrated top speed of 176.8 mph has left it with nothing to be ashamed of.