Top 10 Moto GP Bikes 2017
A bike is as good as the person riding it, but still there is no denying that a better bike gives the racer an edge over the others and when it comes to Moto GP which is the premier motorcycle racing competition you can be pretty sure to find some of the best bikes in the world on its race tracks. Their acceleration, brakes, top speed, engine are all on another level and so it’s no surprise to find some of these bikes costing north of US $2 million. Here we countdown the Top 10 MotoGP Bikes 2017.
Top 10 Moto GP Bikes 2017
10. Yamaha YZF-R1M
At number 10 in Top 10 Moto GP Bikes 2017 is Yamaha YZF-R1M.The R1 series bikes have had a glorious history for being in the business since 1998 and the newest version doesn’t disappoint. It has all the modern electronic package like slide control, antiwheelie system, launch control, quick shifter and selectable power modes. It has a 998 cc engine delivering a power of 179.6 hp and has a top speed of 284 kmph.
9. BMW S1000R
At number 9 in Top 10 Moto GP Bikes 2017 is BMW S1000R. BMW has been the king of 1000cc Sport Bikes since 2010 and the BMW S1000R is further testament to that fact. Powered by a 999cc inline-4 engine, it gives a power of 193hp and top speed of 300kmph. Often cited as more comfortable to ride compared to the other bikes on this list and for good reason, it steers well, leans well and stops well.
8. Kawasaki Ninja H2
At number 8 in Top 10 Moto GP Bikes 2017 is Kawasaki Ninja H2 which is a supercharged version of the Ninja Sports Bike series and is mainly a track bike. It boasts of a supercharged incline-4 DOHC 998cc engine which produces a maximum power of 310hp and has a top speed of 310 kmph. When this bike was released it caused quite a furor for being a game changer in the stagnant market and was very well received by both critics and racers alike.
7. Aprilia RSV4
At number 7 is Aprilia RSV4 developed by Aprilia which has been the staple bike of teams like Aspar Racing, Paul Bird Motorsport and Speed Master Teams. This bike has made a splash in both MotoGP racing and superbike racing. It has a 1000cc V4 engine producing a maximum power output of 201hp and has a recorded top speed of 300kmph.
6. Suzuki GSX-RR
At number 6 in Top 10 Moto GP Bikes 2017 is Suzuki GSX-RR. Introduced as a successor to the popular Suzuki GSV-R it has been in the racing scene for two years now. It is the go to bike for Aleix Espargaro and Maverick Vinales representing Team Suzuki Ecstar. It has a 4-valve, 4-stroke 1000cc engine capable of producing power of up to 227hp and top speed of 330kmph.
5. Yamaha YZR-M1
At number 5 is Yamaha YZR-M1, racing for team Yamaha in competitions and has Valentino Rossi Jorge Lorenzo, two of the best current MotoGP racers riding it. Capable of producing a top speed of 340 mph and power of 240hp due to its 1000cc engine, this bike has proved a proven winner time and again. No wonder two of the best racers in the world stick to it.
At number 4 in Top 10 Moto GP Bikes 2017 is PBM or Paul Bird Motorsport, name of the bike as well as the team that designed their own bike to race in the competitions and has Michael Laverty and Broc Parkes in their ranks who currently ride the PBM. PBM has a 999cc V4 four stroke engine with a power of 160hp 0-60mph acceleration of 2.9 seconds.
3. Avintia GP14
At number 3 in Top 10 Moto GP Bikes 2017 is Avintia GP14. Avintia is an Open class team that configures a Kawasaki to compete and Avintia GP14 is one such bike. Hector Barbera and Mide Di Meglio, racer from Avintia team race on this bike. This bike boasts of a Kawasaki in-line 4 pneumatic valve 1000cc engine with maximum power output of 250hp and top speed of 327 kmph.
2. Ducati Desmosedici
At number 2 in Top 10 Moto GP Bikes 2017 is Ducati Desmosedici. Desmosedici and been around the racing scene for a while now and has been always the go to bike for Ducati team for the tournaments. It has undergone several changes over the years to keep it up the standard of modern racing. The current version is no slouch when it comes to specs; it has a liquid cooled V4 four stroke 1000cc engine which a max power output of 235 hp and top speed of 330 kmph.
1. Honda RC213V
At number 1 in Top 10 Moto GP Bikes 2017 is Honda RC213V which is the beast tuned in the stables of Honda Respol team to participate in the tournaments and has racers like Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa riding on it. At its heart is a liquid cooled four valve 1000cc engine capable of producing maximum power of over 234 bhp. With a top speed of 350 kmph, it’s blinding fast!
These bikes are the reason why Moto GP is such an exciting sport to watch.