THE WORLD’S FASTEST MO­TOR­CY­CLE

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The KAWASAKI NINJA H2R makes ev­ery other mo­tor­cy­cle feel like a Ra­zor scooter. It’s the fastest pro­duc­tion bike ever made, a finned, feral mad­man’s fan­tasy with a 300-hp en­gine lurk­ing be­neath its frame. Kawasaki’s aerospace di­vi­sion en­dowed the track-spe­cific bike with its sharp­ened body (in­clud­ing a set of winglets that main­tains sta­bil­ity when you’re scream­ing around the course at a cheek-puck­er­ing 200-plus mph); jet-tur­bine en­gi­neers helped de­sign the en­gine’s cen­trifu­gal su­per­charger, which sends ex­tra air to the 998-cc in­line-four. That kick in the ass is what trans­forms the H2R from a race-ready su­per­bike into a two-wheeled rocket that just hap­pens to seat a (very ballsy) hu­man be­ing. $50,000; kawasaki.com

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