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Top 10 Fastest Bikes 2010

No 8. Suzuki GSX-R1000

Engine: 999 cc four-cylinder 4-stroke, DOHC, 16-valve, TSCC

Top speed: 185 miles per hour (299km/h)

Power: 142 kW (191 hp) @ 12,000 rpm

Transmission: 6-speed, constant mesh, Back-torque limiting clutch

Introduced in 2001, the YZF R1 is powered by a liquid-cooled 999 cc inline four-cylinder 4-stroke engine. It too tops at 185 miles per hour. It features dual hydraulic disc brakes at the front and single ones at the rear.

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No 1. MTT Turbine Superbike Y2K

Engine: Rolls-Royce 250-C20 turbo shaft

Top Speed: 227 miles per hour (365 km/h)

Power: 320 horsepower (239 kW) @ 52,000 rpm

Transmission: 2-speed automatic

MTT Turbine Superbike, also known as Y2K Turbine Superbike, is the world’s second wheel driven motorcycle powered by a turbine engine, created by Ted McIntyre of Marine Turbine Technologies Inc and it appears just below Suzuki GSX-R750. Powered by a Rolls Royce Allison 250 series turboshaft engine, producing 238kW (320hp), this motorcycle has a recorded top speed of 227 mph (365 km/h), with a price tag of US$150,000. It is recognized by Guinness World Records as the “Most powerful production motorcycle” and the “Most expensive production motorcycle”. Unlike other contemporary motorcycles (such as the Hayabusa), 2001 and later models of MTT Turbine SUPERBIKE do not have the 300 km/h speed limit self-imposed by Japanese manufacturers. MTT has achieved the 1st rank among the top 10 fastest bikes.

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