Here Are The 5 Most Powerful Bikes From The Expo
Every couple of years, we put some of the quirkiest, quickest, most radical vehicles under one roof (well, maybe a few closely spaced roofs) and call...
Every couple of years, we put some of the quirkiest, quickest, most radical vehicles under one roof (well, maybe a few closely spaced roofs) and call it the Auto Expo. This year's edition might've had a bit of an underwhelming lineup, but there was still plenty of firepower on display. Here are the top 5 most powerful motorcycles shown at this year's expo:
While nobody outside of Suzuki's racing department knows exactly how much power this motorcycle produces, we can still confidently tell you that this is easily the most powerful motorcycle at Auto Expo 2020.
MotoGP is a fiercely competitive battlefield these days, and even though the GSX-RR might not be the quickest bike in a straight line at the races, it's still rumoured to be putting out well upwards of 250 horsepower.
Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory
Aprilia's flagship superbike was given an even bigger heart recently, and its V4 motor now displaces 1,078cc. The result? A mammoth 217PS and 122Nm. That makes it among the most powerful naturally aspirated road bikes on the planet, and not too far off a MotoGP machine.
All that firepower is reined in with the help of a comprehensive APRC electronics package, fully-adjustable Ohlins springers at both ends, and top-spec Brembo Stylema brakes. All this in a package that weighs just 177kg dry.
The machine that birthed the hypertouring segment was also proudly showcased at Suzuki's stall at the expo. Its familiar 1,340cc inline-four motor churns out 200PS which, thanks to its distinctive aerodynamic form, is good for a top speed of well over 300kmph.
A mammoth 21-litre fuel tank makes this an intercontinental ballistic missile, made for crossing countries in a matter of hours. Don't be fooled by all the bulbous body panels, though. The 'Busa tips the scales at just 268kg kerb.
Another very famous Suzuki name is the Katana. Made popular by the 1980's bike that carried it, the Japanese brand chose to resurrect the Katana badge in 2018. The result is this - a bike based on the Suzuki GSX-S1000.
The inline-4 motor in the Katana comes from the GSX-S, which, in turn, borrows it from the 2005-2008 K5 GSX-R1000. What this means for you is a healthy output of 150PS and 108Nm, hauling a motorcycle that weighs 215kg kerb. The styling may be retro but the performance is very 2020.
Moto Guzzi V85 TT Adventure
Italian icon Moto Guzzi was present at the Piaggio stall with its rather quirky V85 TT adventure bike. Being a Guzzi, it can be powered by nothing other than a transverse V-twin. The motor in question is an 853cc unit churning out 80.2PS and 80Nm, allowing it to trundle up your favourite trails with ease.
The oddball looks actually give it quite a purposeful and rugged appearance, while the twin headlights are reminiscent of the Triumph Tiger. 19-inch/17-inch wire-spoke wheels complete the off-road look and the whole thing weighs 229kg kerb