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Top 10 greatest engines

Published: 04 March 2010

Updated: 19 November 2014

More than 12,000 MCN readers have responded to our Biking Britain survey this year, and their combined scores on the bikes they own and love (or hate) have allowed us to put together this definitive list of your top 10 greatest motorcycle engines.

Here are the machines that topped your list of the sweetest motors:     

Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird

10 - Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird (97-on)
£1585-£6695
Engine: 93%
Info: 176mph + 1137cc + 164bhp + 88ftlb + Insurance group 16

 

Yamaha R1

9 - Yamaha R1 (98-08)
£1595-£8999
Engine: 94%
Info: 182mph + 998cc + 170bhp + 87ftlb + Insurance group 17

 

Ducati 1098

8 - Ducati 1098S (07-on)
£10,999-£13,150
Engine: 95%
Info: 180mph + 1099cc + 160bhp + 90ftlb + Insurance group 17

 

Triumph Street Triple

7 - Triumph Street Triple (07-on) 
£4500-£6649
Engine: 96%
Info: 141mph + 675cc + 98bhp + 47ftlb + Insurance group 14

 

Suzuki GSX-R1000

6 - Suzuki GSX-R1000 (01-on)
£1200-£9800
Engine: 96%
Info: 185mph + 999cc + 185bhp + 79ftlb + Insurance group 17

 

Kawasaki ZZR1400

5 - Kawasaki ZZR1400 (06-on)
£4010-£7995
Engine: 99%
Info: 186mph + 1352cc + 197bhp + 113ftlb + Insurance group 17

 

Triumph Daytona 675

4 - Triumph Daytona 675 (06-on)
£3795-£7589
Engine: 97%
Info: 156mph + 675cc + 126bhp + 54ftlb + Insurance group 16

 

Kawasaki ZX-10R

3 - Kawasaki ZX-10R (04-on)
£3125-£8950
Engine: 97%
Info: 186mph + 998cc + 185bhp + 86ftlb + Insurance group 17

 

Suzuki Hayabusa

2 - Suzuki Hayabusa (99-on)
£2600-£8995
Engine: 99%
Info: 186mph + 1340cc + 194bhp + 115ftlb + Insurance group 17

 

Kawasaki ZX-12R

1 - Kawasaki ZX-12R (00-06)
£1540-£5350
Engine: 99%
Info: 185mph + 1199cc + 178bhp + 98ftlb + Insurance group 13

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