How much power is too much power? That is the question. Manufacturers are pushing the boundaries of technology and that’s resulted in riders getting access to insane amount of power available at the twist of a throttle. Will the horsepower game ever end? I doubt. As we progress from internal combustion engines to electric motors, the quintessential human tendency to compete and always try to be faster and more powerful than the other will keep us pushing for more power.
Just to sum things up, here are some of the most powerful motorcycles in production today. Anyone can buy these if they have deep pockets and between them, they put out a combined power output of 1,178 horsepower.
Kawasaki Ninja H2R
Claimed maximum power: 310hp (326hp with ram-air)
Aprilia RSV4 R-FW
Claimed maximum power: ‘more than’ 230hp
MV Agusta F4 RC
Claimed maximum power: 212hp with racing kit (205hp without)
Kawasaki Ninja H2
Claimed maximum power: 205hp (215hp with ram-air)
Ducati 1299 Panigale S/R
Claimed maximum power: 205hp