For motorcycles meant to deliver thrills off paved roads, reaching blistering high speeds may seem like an afterthought. Jumps, skids, and climbs provide enough excitement for most dirt bike riders. However, you have to arrive at the patch of earth first, so you might as well entertain yourself on the commute.
If that’s where your head is at, we have a list of two-wheelers you’re going to enjoy. Dirt bikes with off-road capabilities can manage speeds over 100 miles per hour with the right rider, conditions, and level of sanity. Here are the 12 fastest dirt bikes in the world.
Note: To keep our list focused on the dirt, we kept it to supermoto and dual-sport bikes weighing less than 450 pounds.
12. Honda CRF 450R
Top speed: 87 mph
Many dirt bike enthusiasts say the Honda CRF 450R can beat any other dirt bike in a race with the right rider in control. Honda’s all-new model for 2017 brought new transmission ratios, shorter exhausts, narrower valves, and a few ounces in weight savings. The result is a bike made to win races with agility and superior handling. The 449cc liquid-cooled engine provides the power when there is a straight shot for riders. Racers have hit 87 mph riding this rugged Honda.