15 Of The Worlds Most Expensive Superbikes​

15 Of The Worlds Most Expensive Superbikes​
15 Of The Worlds Most Expensive Superbikes​

As technology and performance continue to improve, so does the base cost of the modern day superbike. In 2020, a brand new entry level Fireblade will set you back to the tune of £19,999 or a new Aprilia RSV4 1100 will come in at £22,500. But, what happens when you have more cash in your pocket that you want to throw at the latest edition to your garage? In this list, we will work our way through 15 of the worlds most expensive superbikes (you won’t find any one off custom choppers or prototype bikes on this list).

15: MV Agusta F4 RC – £34,370

The F4 RC (Reparto Corsa) was a racing homologation special from MV back in 2015. Limited to just 250 bikes, the F4 RC weighed 7kg less than the F4 RR of the same generation in standard form and produced an impressive 205bhp. A race kit was available for the bike, shedding a further 6kg from the weight and upping the power to 212bhp. 

14: Ducati 1299 Panigale R Final Edition – £34,995
The Panigale R Final Edition was a bike built to celebrate the legacy of the twin cylinder Ducati superbikes as the company started to move to the V4 configuration. Boasting a dry weight of just 168kg paired with 209.4bhp from the refined Superquadro engine. The Final Edition is limited to 1299 numbered bikes.
13: Ducati Desmosedici – £40,000

The Desmosedici is basically a Moto GP bike with headlights. First announced in 2004 and breaking cover in 2006, the Desmosedici offered us mere mortals the chance to experience riding a fully fledged 200 bhp Moto GP bike. Originally costing approx £40,000, you got a lot of bike for the money. The bike was  limited to 1,500 machines being produced and today exists as one of the most sought after bikes amongst collectors.

12: Ducati 916 Anniversary Edition Panigale V4 – £41,500
Completing a hat trick of Ducati’s on this list, the 916 Anniversary V4 was built to celebrate one of Ducati’s most iconic bikes. Featuring racing components lifted straight from the incredible V4R, the 916 V4 produces 214 bhp and weighs in at 173 kg. The Anniversary edition V4 was limited to just 500 bikes.
11: Kawasaki Ninja H2R – £49,000

321 bhp from a 998cc supercharged engine in the new 2021 variant, the bonkers H2R is refined for strictly track only use.  First introduced in 2015, the H2R continues to raise the straight line performance bar. Each H2R is built to order and is an essential in any serious collectors garage.

10: Norton V4 SS – £50,000 (based on used market)

 Shrouded in controversy over the last year or so, there is no denying the Norton is a stunning piece of kit. Only 200 of the V4SS machines were set to be built, all sold before production. Rumour has it only around 50 actually left the showroom making the V4SS an incredibly rare find. Available in the raw carbon or the even rarer chrome finish, the V4SS would be an incredible investment for anybody lucky enough to find one.

9: MV Agusta F4 LH44 – £55,980
Limited to just 44 bikes being built, this F4 was developed with the help of F1 driver Lewis Hamilton. The MV produces 205 bhp, weighs 183 kg and is packed with racing technology…the included bike cover is pretty awesome too!
8: Energica Ego 45 Limited Editon – £59,500
Claimed to be the worlds first Italian street legal electric superbike. No clutch, no gearbox and 0-60mph in less than 3 seconds. Energica have done a sterling job with the Ego 45 and are surely set to become a prominent player in the future of electric superbikes.
7: MV Agusta F4 Claudio – £65,700
Another super exclusive F4, the Claudio was a further refined version of the RC which was built in remembrance of the late Claudio Castiglioni (known for saving the Italian motorcycle industry in the 80’s). The Claudio was the swan song of the F4, the final and best version produced before it was phased out to meet Euro4 emissions rules.
6: Aprilia RSV4 FW-GP – £65,789
The creme de la creme of the RSV4’s. The FW-GP is a 250 bhp Moto GP born track only toy for the lucky few. The cost includes your own branded Aprilia leathers and access to exclusive Aprilia track days with a dedicated team of engineers. 
5: BMW HP4 Race – £68,000
What happens when you give an S1000RR steroids? Limited to 750 individually numbered bikes, the HP4 features a full carbon fibre frame, carbon fibre wheels and  full carbon fibre bodywork. The dry weight of the HP4 is just 146 kg! With 214 raging German horses at the gate, the power to weight of the HP4 is like nothing else.
4: Ducati V4 Superleggera – £100,000
152 kg with 224 bhp, the V4 Superleggera (meaning super light) is the pinnacle of engineering excellence. Limited to just 500 bikes, the Superleggera offers performance us mere mortals could only dream of.
3: Honda RC213 V-S – £146,000
The RC213V-S is as close to a road going Moto GP bike as you are ever going to get. The standard road bike is “tamed down” to around 160 bhp, but fit the optional £12k sports package (and you’ll want too) to bring that up to north of 214 bhp. Only 250 RC213 V-S’s were to be made, we’re sure a good percentage of those weren’t bought to be ridden…which is a crying shame!
2: MTT 420RR – £195,000
MTT (Marine Turbine Technologies) moved away from a traditional engine for the 420RR and instead opted for a jet engine (you read that right!). This bike is the successor of the famous “Y2K” bike, the new version gives you a mind boggling 420 bhp to play with. The official stat from MTT for the bikes top speed is “faster than you will ever dare to go”.
1: Tamburini T12 Massimo – £800,000+
From the man who brought us the 916 and the MV F4, the late Massimo Tamburini is often regarded as one of the greatest motorcycle designers of all time. The T12 is fastest piece of art work you’re likely to find. North of 230 bhp with a dry weight of just 154.5 kg. Built to a “limited number”, the T12 remains one of the most exclusive and prestigious bikes of modern times.

There you have it, 15 of the worlds most expensive superbikes with a collective total of well over £1,000,000! We’ve left out some honourable mentions, bikes like the Ecosse ES1 which had a suggested retail of £2.6million. The bike is currently on an “indefinite pause” and has been that way for a number of years. We based this list on bikes that actually exist and are available (or have been available) for purchase.

To recap:
The worlds most expensive superbikes are:

15: MV Agusta F4 RC

14: Ducati Panigale 1299 Final Edition

13: Ducati Desmosedici

12: Ducati V4 916 Anniversary Edition 

11: Kawasaki Ninja H2R

10: Norton V4 SS

9: MV Agusta F4 LH44

8: Energica Ego 45

7: MV Agusta F4 Claudio

6: Aprilia RSV4 FW-GP

5: BMW HP4 Race

4: Ducati V4 Superleggera

3: Honda RC213V-S

2: MTT 420RR

1: Tamburini T12 Massimo

The most expensive superbike in the world is the Tamburini T12 Massimo