Not Feeling Electric? Here Are 4 Combustion-Engine Motorcycles to Punch Full Throttle
These conventional rides can clock impressive speeds.
Curtiss Motorcycles’ Zeus Radial V8 produces an estimated 161kW from its YASA-designed electric motor, but there are a few internal-combustion-engine bikes that also pack plenty of heat.
Check out four such gutsy hogs below.
British sports-car company Ariel
uses the stout 129kW Honda VFR1200 V-4 wrapped in an avant-garde tubular chassis and girder fork design. One for the oddballs and a fine example of British engineering.
BUY NOW: FROM $35,000
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR
The 150kW Ninja ZX-10RR is the company’s special race-approved model. The bike is understated compared to the Ducati V4 R, but it’s easily the best Japanese sportbike when converted to race trim.
BUY NOW: FROM $32,350
KTM 1290 Super Duke R
The Super Duke boasts 130kW, but it’s the 141Nm of torque that gets everyone talking. It’s a bike that Optimus Prime would ride and a machine everyone needs to try at least once.
BUY NOW: FROM $26,995
Ducati Panigale V4 R
Ducati claims 174kW for the Panigale V4 R. In an industry first, the V4 R is so powerful that the World Superbike race version has a lower rev limit than the production bike.
BUY NOW: FROM AROUND $50,000
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