The Top Ten Fastest Motorbikes
At second place is the Top Oil-Ack Attack streamliner. On 26 September 2008 (Bonneville, U.S.) it attained a top speed of 360.913 mph or 580.833 km/h. The driver was Rocky Robinson.
At third place is another motorcycle that was driven by Chris Carr (BUB – Lucky 7 streamliner, 350.884 mph / 564.693 km/h; 5 September 2006, Bonneville, U.S.). At fourth place is the Top Oil-Ack Attack streamliner. On 3 September 2006 (Bonneville, U.S.) it was recorded moving at 342.797 mph (551.678 km/h). The driver was Rocky Robinson.
Number five in the list of the world’s fastest motorcycles is the Ruxton Harley-Davidson. Its top speed is 322.150 mph (518.450). At number six is a Kawasaki driven by Don Vesco in Bonneville, U.S. back in 1979. Its top speed is 318.598 mph or 509.757 km/h.
Vesco is also in seventh place. In 1975, he drove a Yamaha in Bonneville, U.S., reaching speeds of 302.92 mph / 487.515 km/h. At number eight is Cal Rayborn. In 1970, he rode a Harley-Davidson with a top speed of 254.84 mph (410.37 km/h). This took place in Bonneville, U.S.
At tenth place is Don Vesco. In 1970, he rode a Yamaha and attained a top speed of 251.66 mph or 405.25 km/h. This also took place in Bonneville.
The World’s Fastest Motorcycles: 11th to 15th Places
At 11th place is Robert Leppan’s Triumph (Special Gyronaut). Its top speed is 245.60 mph (395.28 km/h), recorded in 1966 in Bonneville, U.S. Next is William A. Johnson’s Triumph with a top speed of 224.57 mph (361.41). This took place in Bonneville, U.S. in 1962. Johnny Allen also rode a Triumph in 1956 in Bonneville, U.S. Its top speed is 214.5 mph (345.188 km/h).
At 14th place is Wilhelm Herz. He drove a NSU streamliner and reached a top speed of 211.4 mph (338.092 km/h). The date was 1956 (Bonneville, U.S.). At 15th place is John Allen with another Triumph. Its top speed is 193.730 mph (311.778 km/h) set in 1956 (Bonneville, U.S.).
The World’s Fastest Motorcycles: 16th to 20th Places
Russell Wright is at 16th place with his Vincent-HRD. Its top speed is 184.83 mph (297.640 km/h) set in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1955. At 17th place is Wilhelm Herz. He rode an NSU with a top speed of 180.29 mph (290.322 km/h). This was set in Ingolstadt, Germany in 1951.
At 18th place is Ernst Jakob Henne. He rode a BMW in 1937 in Germany. Its top speed was recorded at 173.68 mph (279.503 km/h). At 19th place is Piero Taruffi, who rode on a Gilera. Its maximum speed is 170.27 mph (274.181 km/h) set in Italy in 1937.
At number 20 is Eric Fernihough. He drove a Brough Superior-JAP in 1937 in Gyon, Hungary. The top speed recorded was 169.68 mph or 273.244 km/h.
The record for the world’s fastest motorcycle is subject to change very quickly, as technology has been improving at equally great speeds.