Fastest Sports Cruisers in the World

In this world, several people believe sports cruiser motorcycles cannot touch great top speeds. This article is bound to prove them wrong

When it comes to hitting great top speeds on motorcycles, people often take the names of fully-faired sports motorcycles or naked streetfighter motorcycles. However, most of the people do not select sports cruiser motorcycles because they believe sports cruiser motorcycles are slow and cannot hit a great top end. In this article, we prove them wrong!

Why is this article important?

If you are from that set of people, this article will prove you wrong. Therefore, you must read it. If you are not from that set of people, this article is still a good read because below, we have listed the fastest sports cruisers on earth. From top speeds to an overview of the engines, we have documented it all.

Yamaha V-Max had a 1,679cc engine

One of the most iconic sports cruiser motorcycles on the planet, the first V-Max, was launched by Yamaha in 1985. The last iteration of the motorcycle was discontinued in 2020, that was equipped with a 1,679cc, V4, liquid-cooled engine. It was tuned to produce a peak power of 200hp and a maximum torque of 167Nm, enough to hit a top end of 217 kilometres per hour.

Ducati Diavel S 1260 makes over 250 kilometres per hour

Priced at around INR 24 lakh in India, the 2021 Ducati Diavel S 1260 is powered by a 1262cc, Ducati Testastretta, L-Twin cylinder, four-valves per cylinder, dual spark, liquid-cooled, Desmodromic Variable Timing unit. The engine is tuned to produce a peak power of 162hp and a maximum torque of 129Nm that enables the motorcycle to hit a top speed of 272 kilometres per hour.

The Triumph Rocket III is equipped with an engine bigger than the Mahindra Scorpio

The Triumph Rocket III is powered by a 2,458cc, inline three-cylinder, water-cooled, DOHC, fuel-injected engine. Its engine is bigger compared to Mahindra’s Scorpio SUV. The engine makes a peak power of 167hp at 6,000rpm and a maximum torque of 221Nm at 4,000rpm, enabling the motorcycle to reach a top speed of 233 kilometres per hour.

Last but not the least, another motorcycle deserves a special mention in our article and it is the 650cc Kawasaki Vulcan S that makes a peak speed of over 170 kilometres per hour.

Rohit Chatterjee

An alumnus of the Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, Rohit Chatterjee is a bona fide moto-enthusiast who has worked with several media houses in his brief career. Chatterjee mostly writes features and news articles related to automobiles and motorsports. When not working, he is found on the interstate clocking over 100kmph on his NS200!
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