BMW HP4 Race
At $78,000, the HP4 Race is the “most exclusive BMW motorcycle of all time,” according to the Bavarian manufacturer. The same engineers that developed Beemer’s World Superbike motorcycles crafted the HP4’s 999cc inline-four. The water/oil-cooled engine pumps out 215 horsepower and 89 lb-ft of torque. The WSBK-exclusive Akrapovic exhaust also comes standard with the race bike and the motor only runs on 98 octane or higher.
Achieving a top speed of 205 mph, the HP4 Race matches its straight-line power with cornering precision. The Titanium Ohlins and Brembo calipers are WSBK and GP-spec, while carbon monocoque makes up the superlight frame. Getting your hands on an HP4 wouldn’t be easy, but if you can, BMW has worked hard to make it worth your money.
Aprilia RSV4 FW-GP
If you’re willing to shell out $83,000 for Aprilia’s RSV4 FW-GP, the Italian company is willing to throw in a few gifts. Aside from hand-delivering the model to your residence, the race-spec RSV4 includes Aprilia Racing branded leather race suit and a paddock pass for a MotoGP weekend. But wait, there’s more! Aprilia will also invite FW-GP owners to special track days where Aprilia Racing engineers will tweak the bike to suit your individual needs and provide riding real-time riding tips.
If 250 horsepower wasn’t enough to justify the price tag, Aprilia offers continued service with exclusive access to its engineers. Flights to Noale for customer consultations and custom configurations are also available with live build feeds and designated telephone lines to field requests and questions. If you’re looking for the white glove treatment along with a monstrous motorcycle, the RSV4 FW-GP might be the dream motorcycle for you.
Everyone knows ARCH as “that motorcycle company owned by Keanu Reeves”. Celebrity associations aside, the company machines many of the parts found on its bikes in-house, allowing them to cater to customers in a unique way. ARCH even collaborated with Ohlins suspension to develop a proprietary fork and rear shock for its KRGT-1.
Boasting a 124ci (2,032cc) v-twin engine, the muscle cruiser has more than enough down low pull and top end power. With a tubular steel frame, billet aluminum subframe, and machined bodywork, the KRGT-1 blends classic aesthetics with modern-day performance. If you have $85,000 lying around, you can roll an ARCH KRGT-1 into your garage today. Until then, we’ll just keep dreaming.
While it’s not as expensive as some of the bikes on this list, we couldn’t leave Kawasaki’s thoroughly insane Ninja H2R out in the cold. As if the 200 horsepower on the standard H2 wasn’t enough, the green team made the H2R a true hulk with 326 horsepower. The track-only bike also benefits from a Moto-GP six-speed dog-ring system and a race ECU.
Of course, the H2R shares similar aggressive design of its H2, H2 Carbon, and H2 SX siblings, but the self-healing paint and streamlined fairing make the model stand out from its street-legal relatives. At a more modest MSRP of $55,000, the H2R is a little more attainable yet a little more ludicrous.
MV Agusta F4 Claudio
The F4 superbike has become synonymous with MV Agusta and the Italian manufacturer felt it needed a sprucing up. Named after the man that saved Italian motorcycling in the ‘80s by resurrecting Ducati and MV Agusta, the F4 Claudio pays tribute to one of the most influential figures in motorcycling history and the man that started the F4 line.
Equipped with an SC-Project race exhaust and MVICS electronics, the 998cc engine produces over 200 horsepower. The Brembo brakes, Ohlins suspension, and carbon fiber components make this F4 WSBK-worthy, street-legal machine. Like all of MV Agusta’s range, the Claudio is impeccably styled and the fit & finish is unmatched. Retailing at $83,000, the F4 Claudio is certainly a large chunk of change, but can you really put a price tag on history?