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Motorcycle Technology’s Top 10

Everyone loves a top 10 list. So how about the top 10s of motorcycles and motorcycle technology? Here’s a quick look at the category leaders when it comes to motoring on two wheels

1. The Fastest Commercial, Street-Legal Motorcycle

MTT Street Fighter

MTT Streetfighter, with a top speed of 248.45 mph (400 km/hr).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. The Most Powerful Motorcycle Engine

Suzuki Hayabusa

Arguably, it’s the Suzuki Hayabusa, which has a 1,340 cc 4-stroke inline-four, liquid-cooled engine capable of 197 hp and 102.3 lb-ft of torque.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Motorcycle with the Greatest Range

BMWParisDakar

It’s the BMW R80 G/S Paris Dakar. Its massive 38-liter (10.04 gallon) fuel tank allows it to go 417 miles at 50 mph between fill-ups.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Most Expensive Commercial Motorcycle

Eccose Titanium Series FE TI XX

The Eccose Titanium Series FE TI XX. Its price? A mere $300,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. The Cheapest Commercial Motorcycle

Yamaha's $500 motorcycle for India.

Yamaha is reportedly developing a bike that will sell for just $500, more than $1,500 less than the cheapest bike currently sold in the United States. But don’t look for it at a dealership any time soon. Yamaha is making it specifically for the Indian market.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Best-Selling Motorcycle Brand

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Honda is the world’s most popular bike brand. In 2013, the company sold 15.5 million motorcycles, 13.2 million in Asia alone. U.S. sales for 2013 were 153,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Motorcycle with Best Acceleration

The record for fastest acceleration is currently held by the 2006 Suzuki GXS-R1000, which can go from zero to 60 mph in a stomach-turning 2.4 seconds.

The record for fastest acceleration is currently held by the 2006 Suzuki GXS-R1000, which can go from zero to 60 mph in a stomach-turning 2.4 seconds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. Motorcycle with the Best Fuel Economy

Verucci Nitro 50 cc scooter

It’s Italy’s Verucci Nitro 50 cc scooter, which gets a reported 129 miles per gallon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. Motorcycle with the Worst Fuel Economy

Honda's VTR1000F

If money is no object, go with Honda’s VTR1000F rider, which gets a miserable 29 mph, which is not bad if it was a pickup truck.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. Most Reliable Motorcycle Brand

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Although reliability statistics are difficult to come by, it appears Honda, Kawasaki and Yamaha are in a statistical tie, with 11 percent to 14 percent of their products requiring major repairs in any given year.

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