9.Yamaha YZF R1 – 277.2 km/h (172 mph)
The Japanese company Yamaha truly broke the ice when they released the Yamaha YZF R1.
By combining awesome horsepower, lightweight and the responsiveness that a 600-class chassis affords the Yamaha YZF R1 becomes the best racing motorcycle you could possibly hope for!
The 128 HP that the motorcycle has comes from a 4 cylinder 4 valve engine that can reach the astonishing speed of 172 mph.
It is believed that the R1 was unveiled as a response to Honda’s release of the CBR929RR that could have taken the spotlights away from the YZF!
Your move Honda!