For years, it made no sense to make a list of the fastest motorcycles. Bicycle manufacturers agreed to limit speeds to 186 miles per hour to escape the wrath of Japan’s safety regulators on both sides of the Atlantic. As a result, only a few manufacturers exceeded the limits while the rest offered minor or extra updates just to increase the power of a bicycle.
Then BMW blew up the deal (around 2010), and the superbike manufacturers stopped being conservative. In a few years, they were reaching maximum speeds that embarrassed the previous limits, with several stops of 200 miles per hour. Even an electric bicycle company delivered an emissions-free motorcycle that competed for the world’s top speed. In other words, all bets are canceled in 2017. Here are the 10 fastest bikes on the road.