Here are the 5 heaviest motorcycles in 2022
When it comes to motorcycles, the lighter the vehicle, the easier it is to control and manoeuvre. Full-fat cruisers, on the other hand, are where things get interesting.
Because of their large capacity, multi-cylinder engines, together with the many amenities on board (for a more comfortable transcontinental cruise), keeping the weight in check may be rather challenging.
Obviously, the fans of hi-tech supersport motorcycles would dismiss these monsters in a jiffy, however, you cannot deny the fact that these fat cruisers do have loads of character.
We’re not sure if you’d want to brag about owning one of the heaviest motorcycles in the world because that would be low-key comical (but hey, the human ego is infinite). Anyhow, here’s a list of the five heaviest motorcycles available on sale today.
Harley-Davidson CVO Limited [Weight: 428kg]
Harley’s CVO series is expensive and very heavy as well. It generates a significant amount of revenue for the company. However, it has also proven to be a capable cross-country tourer. As a result, offering one as a factory-fresh dream machine makes perfect sense.
The Twin-Cooled Milwaukee-Eight 117, the company’s largest production engine, powers the CVO Limited, a CVO-exclusive powerplant that debuted across the line in 2017.
With a high-performance camshaft, intake, and increased compression ratio, you’ll have 1,923cc at your disposal.
In addition to being the heaviest and most expensive, the CVO Limited is also the most luxuriously equipped, hand-made, and hand-painted CVO model.
Indian Roadmaster Limited [Weight: 412kg]
Indian Motorcycles has done a good job of competing with Harley-Davidson since its first new bikes were released in 2014, but much of their definition of being ‘better’ has been down to being ‘larger’.
Chief cruiser, Chieftain bagger, and Roadmaster full-dresser motorcycles are all based on Indian’s enormous ‘Thunderstroke’ 1811cc V-twin. And it’s a big one, too!
Among the many features that make this vehicle stand out are its exquisite comfort, ample storage, and sleek, integrated TFT dash-controlled infotainment system.
BMW R 18 Transcontinental [Weight: 398kg]
The new BMW R 18 Transcontinental is impressive in many ways: the R 18 cruiser on which it is built impressed for its massive 1800cc boxer engine and the polished heritage/cruiser look and quality of the R 18 Cruiser.
Transcontinental is the ultimate ‘full dresser’ with a top box, high screen, fairing lowers and heel-toe change. The R 18 B’s bagger screen, 10.5in TFT dash and Marshall speakers are very impressive. As a result, it ranks third on this list.
Honda GL1800 Gold Wing DCT [Weight: 390kg]
The Gold Wing is, of course, included on this list. For decades, Honda’s GL1500 full-dresser tourer has been a heavyweight, particularly in its later GL1500 full-dresser configuration.
The substantial weight reduction in the latest-gen model was achieved by the use of modern technologies such as an aluminium twin-spar chassis, high-tech suspension, and cutting-edge electronics and electronics.
The current version of the motorcycle is a fantastic tourer with a space-age specification, but the Gold Wing Tour DCT with full luggage load and semi-automatic transmission is the heaviest of them.
Triumph Rocket 3 GT [Weight: 305kg]
Although Triumph’s newer Rocket III cruiser, which debuted last year, weighs 60 kilos lesser than its predecessor, it’s still a heavy piece. There are just dry weight numbers available, with the GT model weighing in at 291 kilos.
As a general rule, adding fluids typically increases the weight by about 14 kilos.
The massive 2,458cc engine powering it firmly cements it as the largest-displacement production motorcycle in the world. But it’s the bike’s torque figure that gets people’s attention: 221Nm.
That much force, even at a purported dry weight of 291 kilos, is ridiculous. It’s truly monstrous!