8. The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-11 ZZ-R1100

In production for 11 years, between 1990 and 2001, Ninja ZX-11 ZZ-R1100 held the title of the fastest production bike for six of those years, from 1990 to 1996. It could reach 176 mph, obliterating the record previously held by ZX-10 “Tomcat”. The addition of ram air induction and a ram air intake made it possible for the engine to deliver 134.4 horsepower and 78.8 pound-feet of torque at 8,000 rpm.