As 2018’s bikes begin showing in showrooms there’s a brand new order relating to the ‘most powerful’ contest.
In an effort to skirt any questions over marks types of measurement or producer’s tendencies to change between imperial and metric horsepower, we’ve opted to make use of the figures from every bike’s official Euro4 homologation paperwork.
Listed below are top 10 power monsters for 2018…
BMW S1000RR. 146kW (195.8 imperial horsepower, 198.5 metric horsepower)
Last year the BMW was nudged out of the top 10, but the changing order this year means that even though it’s no more powerful than before it creeps into the list. Let’s face it, with near enough 200hp on tap, the S1000RR has got the performance to rip your face off. The fact that it’s only in 10th place is a reflection of just how spoilt we are for insanely powerful bikes these days. With a new S1000RR expected in 2019, it will probably be in a higher position next year.