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Old 02-16-2014, 09:21 PM   #64702
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Originally Posted by ruppster View Post
Must have been on the Spyder. You'd have to drop the WRR out of a plane to obtain that speed.
Yes, it was. It has the same V-twin 990cc Rotax engine (detuned) that was also in the Aprilia V1000 sport bike. That engine really likes high RPMs and I swear it seems to get smoother the faster it goes. I know a lot of the cruiser guys that bought the RT (touring) model Spyder really didn't like the characteristics of that engine. In response, the 2014 model now has a 3-cylinder 1330.

For the record, the fastest I've had the WRR is in the mid to low 80s, but it wasn't fun. My windshield caused an oscillation that almost made me crap my pants.
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