Many people confuse themselves as the higher the cc of a bike, the higher the speed. This is perhaps a wrong conception, as apart from the engine displacement, many other factors decide the speed. The higher the cc, the more power a motorcycle can generate, which leads to more fuel consumption. So before you jump in to know which is the highest cc bike? Let me break the question into three parts:
- Production Motorcycles: These motorcycles are globally approved by the government authority, which then go under mass production for the public to buy & own.
- Custom Motorcycles: Custom bikes are only built once or a couple of units by the owner or a team. It is never available to the general public and does not go for production.
- Road Legal: Road legal motorcycles are also approved by the government. These motorcycles use custom engines derived from an aircraft or a supercar.
The road-legal highest cc bike is the BOSS HOSS which holds a massive 6200cc engine. The V8 engine of the bike is derived from Chevrolet and is globally approved for production. Talking about pure production motorcycles, the Triumph Rocket III with a 2500cc inline 3 engine is the highest cc production motorcycle. And if you consider custom bikes, the Dodge Tomahawk holds a humongous 8300cc viper engine which is the highest cc custom bike.
I have compiled a list of the top 10 highest cc bikes globally, which are available for the general public to buy and own. These bikes are globally approved and legal on the streets. Please note that custom bikes such as the Dodge Tomahawk are excluded from the list.
10 Highest cc bike
#1. BOSS HOSS -6200cc
Boss Hoss motorcycles is an American company founded by Monte Warne in 1990. The automobile company specializes in making big displacement V8 engines on their two and three-wheeled motorcycles. With its 6200cc V8 engine, the Boss Hoss is the highest cc bike in the world.
The engine of the bike is derived from Chevrolet. The Boss Hoss churns out a massive torque of 603 Nm with 445 bhp. The motorcycle is enormous when you sit on it. The big daddy sports a 16-inch front wheel and an 18-inch rear wheel. The dry weight of the Boss Hoss is 483.1kg.
Due to the weight of the motorcycle, the company has integrated the bike with air suspension technology. Also, a dual semi-automatic transmission system is available for overdrive and reverse. With a price tag of $30,000 or 1 Crore INR, the Boss Hoss is the highest cc bike in the world.
#2. Triumph Rocket III -2458cc
Although there are many motorcycles with custom jet and supercar engines, the Rocket 3 is the highest cc bike in the world if you consider pure production motorcycles with showroom specs.
The Triumph Rocket is powered with a 2458 cc engine DOHC, liquid-cooled, an inline-triple engine which generates an incredible power of 167 Ps and a torque of 221 Nm.
There are three variants of the Rocket III; the Rocket 3R for sports, for touring is the Rocket 3 GT, and the Rocket 3 FC, a limited edition model with custom mods. The Rocket III starts from $21,999 or 18 lakhs in India.
#3. Kawasaki VN2000 -2053cc
The Kawasaki Vulcan also abbreviated as the “VN” is a series manufactured by Kawasaki since 2004. The VN 2000 is powered by a 2053cc four-stroke, V-twin, fuel-injected motor that produces a power of 103 bhp and a max torque of 191 Nm.
The bike’s top speed reaches up to 240 km/h with a 5-speed gearbox transmission with a belt drive system.
Apart from the standard variant, there are two more variants of the VN2000, the VN2000 Classic, and the VN2000 Classic LT, with only minor changes in the mods.
#4. Harley Davidson CVO Limited -1923cc
CVO Limited is the most awaited motorcycle by Harley Davidson. With a 1923cc Milwaukee eight, twin-cooled 117 engine, the Harley Davidson CVO Limited is the most powerful luxury line cruiser bike by Harley.
The TFT instrument cluster is integrated with a four-speaker infotainment system that produces powerful music on the go. Features such as a GPS Navigation system, Bluetooth connectivity, Radio, etc., would assist and entertain you on your journey.
The engine generates a maximum power of 107 Ps and a max torque of 166 Nm. The CVO starts from $44,599 or 50 lakhs INR.
#5. Yamaha XV1900 -1854cc
Yamaha XV1900 is the largest production motorcycle by Yamaha. Also called the Star Roadliner or Yamaha Midnight star, the XV1900 features a 1854cc four-stroke, air-cooled, V-twin engine. With a 5-speed gearbox attached to a belt drive system, the engine punches a maximum power of 89 bhp and 167 Nm of torque.
Yamaha has made a double-cradle aluminum frame for the XV1900, which provides twice the strength. Also, it is the first Yamaha cruiser bike to be equipped with the Compact Exhaust Ultimate Power Valve.
#6. Honda GoldWing -1833cc
Since 1974 Honda has been producing the Goldwing series. The 2018 Honda Goldwing features a flat 1833cc water-cooled SOHC engine with PGM fuel injection, generating a power of 127 PS and a maximum torque of 170 Nm.
What highlights the Goldwing is the 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT) along with a reverse gear system. Parking a vast bike might be trouble; that is why Goldwing has a walking mode that allows the rider to park the heavy motorcycle safely.
The 2020 Goldwing starts from $27,500 or 35 lakhs INR.
#7. Indian Chief Classic-1811cc
Made in America, Indian motorcycles have been used by the military during world war 2. The Indian chief is powered by a 1811cc thunder stroke III engines with fuel injection, which blows a maximum power of 72 bhp and a torque of 150 Nm.
Indian Chief transmission is set to 6-speed manual belt drive system with a wet multi-plate clutch. The bike is expected to be launched in 2021 with an $18,999 or 23 lakhs INR price tag.
#8. Honda VTX 1800 -1795cc
Honda VTX 1800 was first launched in 2001. It was the most significant 1800cc V-twin production in the world up to 2004 when Kawasaki launched their VN2000.
The VTX 1800 is powered by a 1795cc OHC, liquid-cooled V-twin engine producing a maximum torque of 134 Nm and 90 hp of power. VTX, which stands for V-twin Extreme, has a top speed of 201 km/h. The rear wheel is supported by a shaft drive system with a 5-speed transmission.
#9. Suzuki M1800 -1783cc
Suzuki M1800 marks the ninth position on the highest cc bike in the world with its 1783cc liquid-cooled, dual cylinder, V-twin DOHC engine generating a max torque of 160 Nm and power of 125 bhp with a top speed of 210 km/h. The dry weight of the M1800 is 347 kilograms. The motorcycle has a 5-speed transmission gearbox with a shaft drive system to power the rear wheel.
#10. Victory Hammer -1731cc
Victory is an American motorcycle manufacturing company launched in 1997 to compete with Harley Davidson and other cruise line motorcycles.
Victory Hammer is powered by a 1731cc four-stroke V-twin engine, which generates a power of 97hp and a torque of 153 Nm. A 6-speed constant mesh transmission is integrated with a carbon fiber reinforced belt to move the motorcycle.
Let me know which is your favorite highest cc bike. Also, I will be updating the list as new motorcycles are launched.