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The 10 Largest Displacement Motorcycles of All Time

Awe, yeah! Big displacement motorcycles are the best: the look, the feel, the power.

Largest Displacement Motorcycles of All Time

If you've ever wanted to travel the world or even just across the country on two wheels, a bike is for you. Motorcycles are fun, exciting, and thrilling. They give you independence from everyone else, yet you can still meet many new people along the way. Since motorcycles are so much fun to ride, it's only natural that plenty of companies have created big and powerful models tailored specifically toward those who like adventure and require speed.

Motorcycle enthusiasts will likely tell you that size matters—and they are right. Motorcycles come in many different shapes and sizes, but it is important to find one that suits your needs and expectations. If you are into big displacement motorcycles, this list is for you. These are not small-displacement bikes but rather in that 1700 CC or above category; these heavy, powerful motorcycles aren't the most graceful or agile machines on the road - but they have lots of muscle!

If you want to know what large displacement motorcycles with engines higher than 2000 CC are, check out this list to see if there is a bike you like!

10Suzuki M1800/C1800

Suzuki M1800/C1800

Displacement (CC): 1,783cc

A 1783cc engine powers the Suzuki M1800/C1800. The potent V-twin engine produces 125 hp and 160Nm of torque at the rear wheel. With its 1783cc capacity, the M1800/C1800 is above the average car engine size in the United Kingdom, with most cars having a capacity of 1740cc. Though it's hardly small, this makes the M1800/C1800 one of the first motorcycles on this list to be larger than most bikes on public roads.

The bike gives a top speed of 120 mph and gets a fuel capacity of 19.5 litres, an instrument console with essential readouts, aluminium-alloy pistons for better riding experience and a big 240/40-R18 rear tyre for better grip and handling.

9Honda VTX1800

Honda VTX1800

Displacement (CC): 1,795cc

Honda no longer produces the VTX1800, but its legacy cannot be forgotten. When it was launched in 2001, this motorcycle had the biggest displacement on the planet with 1795cc. However, what makes the Honda VTX1800 memorable is not its size; rather, it is remembered for igniting a trend that still exists today—the challenge to have a bike with a bigger displacement than others.

The bike's 1795cc V-twin engine produced 89 horsepower and 134 newton-meter torque. However, there are rumors that Honda is planning to reenter the big displacement cruiser challenge with a much bigger bike powered by a Goldwing engine.

8Harley-Davidson CVO

Harley-Davidson CVO

Displacement (CC): 1,802cc

Another entry from the United States is Harley-Davidson, whose CVO (Custom Vehicle Operations) line presents powerful bikes. The modern CVOs come with the company's Twin Cam 110 engine -- a 1802cc powerplant that produces 156 Nm of torque.

While Harley-Davidson's power figures don't usually get much attention, you can convince the average non-motorcycle enthusiast that you own the biggest motorcycle in the world when you ride one of these. At least, it's the biggest Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

7Indian Chief

Indian Chief

Displacement (CC): 1,811cc

The Indian Chief motorcycle is the perfect example of how one-upmanship can be taken too far. The Chief’s Thunder Stroke 111 engine is larger than Harley-Davidson’s 110 cubic inch motor.

The Chief boasts a 1811cc powerplant that produces 100 bhp and 139 Nm of torque. This is enough power to make the Chief roar like a ruler. Indian Motorcycles went bankrupt in 1953, but Polaris Industries bought the company in 2011 and has been producing the old-fashioned cruisers again.

6Honda Goldwing

Honda Goldwing

Displacement (CC): 1,832cc

The Honda Goldwing is a car that rides on two wheels. It has some features you'd find in a four-wheeled vehicle—including airbags. This machine has six cylinders, and if the contest were about the number of cylinders, Honda would take home the trophy with this super machine.

The Goldwing is powered by a 1,832cc engine with 118 horsepower and 167Nm of torque. When it was introduced in 2000, the Goldwing was the largest displacement motorcycle on the planet—a title it held for some time.

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5Yamaha XV1900

Yamaha XV1900

Displacement (CC): 1,854cc

Yamaha is another Japanese manufacturer on the list, with the XV1900 cruiser motorcycle featuring a 1854cc engine. Yamaha built this giant with one purpose in mind: to challenge other big-displacement motorcycles.

The bike's displacement is massive, but it only produces 90 horsepower. However, torque is excellent at 155Nm. The engine powering various Star-branded American motorcycles is used on this machine.

4PGM 2.0 Liter V8

PGM 2.0 Liter V8

Displacement (CC): 1,996cc

If you are a motorcycle lover with a thing for V8s, you'll want to take a look at the PGM 2.0-liter V8. This bike, created by an Australian team of engineers, is powered by a V8 engine.

Paul Maloney, the lead engineer for this project, worked with MotoGP for almost 20 years before creating this monster. The massive 1996cc engine pumping out 334 horses of power and 158lb.-ft of torque is mighty enough to make a Ducati Panigale V4 look like a toy on the track.

3Kawasaki VN2000

Kawasaki VN2000

Displacement (CC): 2,053cc

When Kawasaki launched the Vulcan 2000 in 2004, they hoped to claim the title of having built the world's largest displacement motorcycle; however, Triumph beat them out by releasing the Rocket III later that year.

The VN2000 is one of the biggest twins Harley-Davidson has ever made, with a powerful engine that mimics the traditional Harley design. The bike has a 2053cc engine and produces 103bhp and 177Nm of torque. The VN2000 is a discontinued cruiser bike that remains true to its purpose.

2Triumph Rocket III

Triumph Rocket III

Displacement (CC): 2,294cc

Second, on the list is this Triumph Rocket III cruiser. It’s the biggest, most powerful motorcycle made by the British brand and one of the best production bikes ever built. The Rocket III’s 2,294cc, in-line 3-cylinder engine produces 146 bhp and 220 Nm of torque. According to Triumph, this muscle bike “is made for tearing up city streets.”

The name "Rocket III" derives from the 1968 BSA 750cc pushrod triple, the Rocket 3, a badge-engineered version of the original "Triumph Trident."

1Boss Hoss BHC-3

Boss Hoss BHC-3

Displacement (CC): 6,200cc

Boss Hoss BHC-3 is a beast. It is loud, too. It's also one of the most powerful motorcycles ever made. The bike has everything that defines Boss Hoss Cycles creations, including a Chevrolet crate 6200cc V8 engine that produces 445 horsepower and 445 lb.-ft of torque.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder; the Boss Hoss BHC-3 has a 2.5-inch exhaust system for unleashing the machine's power and making it sound like a king as it cruises through the streets.

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