9 Greatest Motorcycles Of The Last 100 Years

When it came to the 2020 Superleggera V4, Ducati made sure they could meet any demand for MotoGP technology on the road.

2020 Ducati Superleggera V4

For its creators, the Kawasaki Ninja H2R was an experiment in autonomy. It had a 999cc inline-4 engine that, with supercharging, produced an incredible 310 horsepower.

2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2R

To argue that the YZF-R1 solidified Yamaha's global prominence would be an understatement. It caused everyone to take notice when it was unveiled. Its performance was hardly credible for the period.

1998 Yamaha YZF-R1

When the majority of manufacturers followed Suzuki's lead and introduced race bikes to the market in the early 1990s, Honda adopted a different strategy. 

1992 Honda CBR900RR Fireblade

An entire mythology, the Suzuki GSX-R750. Perhaps the greatest contribution made by the Japanese manufacturer to the history of superbikes can be said to be this.

1985 Suzuki GSX-R750

With its two overhead camshafts, the Kawasaki Z1 was the first four-cylinder, large-capacity Japanese vehicle. The 903cc engine, which developed 82 horsepower and could reach a top speed of almost 130 mph.

1972 Kawasaki Z1

The Sportster will be the most significant motorcycle that Harley-Davidson has ever made. It debuted in 1957 and is still available for purchase.

1957 Harley-Davidson Sportster

The Vincent Black Shadow distinguishes itself due to its speed and engineering. It had a 998cc V-twin engine with a unique design that comprised aluminum heads, overhead valves, and a high compression ratio.

1950 Vincent Black Shadow

Since the Brough Superior SS100 was essentially the first superbike ever made, it was notable. Even though it doesn't resemble a superbike in the modern sense, the SS100 was the real deal in its day.

1937 Brough Superior SS100