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Old 08-01-2012, 09:57 PM   #5
wmax351
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Originally Posted by 390beretta View Post
I ride an '88 K75....about 70hp. I think. She does still seem to move with alacrity from a standing start and easily holds 80-85 on the freeway. I'm told she will hold 100mph all day without a whimper and so far she looks like that's true. My question is for those of you who ride older bikes: How do you feel about this "less than modern sportbike performance"?
A K75 only has about 55 hp at the wheel.

It will go 100, and still has more to give: 100 mph in 5th is about 7000 rpm. Just reaching peak power.
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