Nowadays, in order for a bike to be considered a ‘superbike’, it’s important for it to have 200hp, however, the naked versions that are defined have only 160hp or more. In the past, bikes with 150hp and 125hp were a dream to have. We have used the US EPA documents to give the Top Ten Most Powerful Naked Bikes of All Times, which contains the list of all legally selling models of bikes in America. The specs of European and American models aren’t very dissimilar with rare differences in power figures and counterparts, and the EPA figures give us the power to compare similarly to similar.
We do have a little issue of fitting bikes in the class, so in order to get rid of that, we have used anything that gives the rider full enjoyment of wind and proper screen or fairing. This means that some adventure and toured bikes aren’t included in the list.
Top Ten Most Powerful Naked Bikes of All Times – Top Rated
10. Kawasaki Z1000 – 142.8hp
The bike has 142.8hp and is considered the most aggressive looking in the market, with the power of styling. The company is soon to issue a newer model which gives us the idea that it will have more power and will be launched within a year. However, this bike is still good enough to make it on this list.
9. Suzuki GSX-S1000 – 146.8hp
The derived engine and powerful chassis of GSX-R1000 K5 have made it possible for the GSX-S1000 to have a bargained price and this is considered as the most attractive machine that Suzuki has given forth in years. There are certain problems identified by people which include the electronic lacks and having less power than the KTM Super Duke R, but with a price of sub £10k, this bike is hard to let go.
8. Triumph Rocket III – 146.8hp
The Triumph has only 1.2hp extra than the EPA rating and claims to have 148hp for this bike which makes it have the eighth position in this list. The bike is fitting in the list since it has no fairing or screen, and looks more like a cruiser than a naked bike. It has 163lbft of torque and power of 2294cc triples which is huge, along with a dry weight of 334kg which is the lightest machine in this list.
7. Ducati Diavel – 154.9hp
The EPA shows this bike has 6.9hp down the figure and the firm claims to have 161.8hp. The recent XDiavel has a big capacity of 1262cc engine and valve timing which is Multistrada derived, but this is not mentioned in the list of EPA figures. The Ducati specs have 155.9hp which is very similar to the normal Diavel number according to EPA.
6. MV Agusta Brutale 1090 RR – 157.7hp
The bike isn’t given much attention when magazines talk about naked bikes, but the bike is however mentioned with BMW S100R which is a recent and powerful machine. The new model of this machine is expected because MV Augusta is putting in efforts to create a four-cylinder platform that can take over F4 and Brutale.
5. BMW K1300R – 160.4hp
This bike is still available with 160.4hp in 2016 and is considered the most hardcore naked bike. It has the best combo of torque and power which is hard to find.
4. BMW S1000R – 160.4hp
BMW has created two naked bikes with the same power but different abilities and style. The naked version of S100RR caused chaos in the superbike market five years before with its speed, low price, and amazing equipment levels and of course, the BMW badge. The bike was launched with a price of £999 and has now risen to £10,350.
3. KTM 1290 Super Duke R – 172.6hp
It was considered a 200hp machine when the concept bike was made, but the reality of 170hp bike cause disappointment among people. However, it was a civilized bike and not an untamed brute or a bucking bike. It has several electronics safety nets, great chassis, and smooth throttle response with economic price.
2. Aprilia Tuono V4R 1100 – 175.4hp
The bike has amazing fairing stripped off power and is considered as an authentic superbike. It has a lot of power and great power to weight ratio, but still, this isn’t considered as the most powerful naked bike among the market.
1. Yamaha V-Max – 200.1hp
This is the only bike that has touched the 200hp range by having a 200.1hp mark. It doesn’t give off the feels of Aprilia or KTM, but if you’re really looking for a machine with power and no fairings, then this bike deserves to be on the first position and a perfect fit for you, ignoring the fact of other corners and considerations…
|Top Ten Most Powerful Naked Bikes of All Times – Top List
|Yamaha V-Max – 200.1hp
|Aprilia Tuono V4R 1100 – 175.4hp
|KTM 1290 Super Duke R – 172.6hp
|BMW S1000R – 160.4hp
|BMW K1300R – 160.4hp
|MV Agusta Brutale 1090 RR – 157.7hp
|Ducati Diavel – 154.9hp
|Triumph Rocket III – 146.8hp
|Suzuki GSX-S1000 – 146.8hp
|Kawasaki Z1000 – 142.8hp
Our today’s list provides the complete details regarding the Top Ten Most Powerful Naked Bikes of All Times. These bikes are very famous for their extremely powerful and highly efficient engine. However, the designers have not compromised with their stylish designs. These bikes look quite impressive and they are extremely powerful as well.