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Old 01-14-2009, 10:28 PM   #16
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Old 01-15-2009, 05:43 AM   #17
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Inappropriate question..

I know this is The Wrong Question for this bike type, but what's it's top
speed? I'm guessing 100mph is doable?

I was wondering at which speeds (and RPMS in last gear) the ride gets
shaky, and how smooth it is at 70mph (comparison to other singles is
welcome). I'm guessing it's fine up to around 4000 rpm for cruising?
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Old 01-15-2009, 06:26 AM   #18
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Here's my blue one, picked it up on saturday.



Drove 140 km/h yesterday and I believe that was around 5500 rpm. Havn't tested the top speed since it's still quite fresh.

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Old 01-15-2009, 07:04 AM   #19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Cortez
I know this is The Wrong Question for this bike type, but what's it's top
speed? I'm guessing 100mph is doable?

I was wondering at which speeds (and RPMS in last gear) the ride gets
shaky, and how smooth it is at 70mph (comparison to other singles is
welcome). I'm guessing it's fine up to around 4000 rpm for cruising?
It is super smooth at 70mph, I usually cruise at 120-130km/h (~80mph) with no vibrations at all, the only thing that is a bit annoying is the turbulence from the upright windshield.

Been past 110mph on the meter but I don't know the accuracy and I have no GPS to test it.

Edit: On default the bike is a bit too high on the gears so many owners switch to smaller front sprockets. The torque peaks at 5500rpm and that's where you want to be if you want to get past lorries on the freeway (so you usually have to knock it down a gear).

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Old 01-15-2009, 08:02 AM   #20
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Thanks!


I was actually expecting lower gearing, this sounds good to me.
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Old 01-15-2009, 08:20 AM   #21
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Nice, IMHO the high fender completes the bike.
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Old 01-15-2009, 02:40 PM   #22
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Cortez
I know this is The Wrong Question for this bike type, but what's it's top
speed? I'm guessing 100mph is doable?

I was wondering at which speeds (and RPMS in last gear) the ride gets
shaky, and how smooth it is at 70mph (comparison to other singles is
welcome). I'm guessing it's fine up to around 4000 rpm for cruising?
100mph is the limit. 70mph is a good cruising speed but it will cruise a bit faster, up to 80 but not much more.

Have a look at http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ht=alps+london
to see how it goes when loaded.

The speeds quoted are real (GPS) - the speedo is way out. I cant remember the speed/RPM ratio and have recently converted to a 14T front sprocket so I cannot really quote RPMs.
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Old 01-17-2009, 01:46 AM   #23
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Great ride report & pics!

Thnx!
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Old 01-17-2009, 11:52 AM   #24
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Originally Posted by GezwindeSpoed
Here's my blue one, picked it up on saturday.



Drove 140 km/h yesterday and I believe that was around 5500 rpm. Havn't tested the top speed since it's still quite fresh.

that is really making me want a Blue 09





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Old 01-17-2009, 12:34 PM   #25
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Old 01-18-2009, 03:56 AM   #26
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Old 01-18-2009, 06:37 AM   #27
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Great pics picoda!


I'm still waiting for some one to post snow/studded-tires-with-moron-onboard-doing-wheelie
on-frozen-lake-while-sideways tenere pic, please, kkthnx!

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Old 02-01-2009, 10:50 AM   #28
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It's hard to resist riding off road with this bike everytime a pass a rideable greenlane I give in




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Old 02-01-2009, 12:49 PM   #29
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Thumb Great shots..

OK,

WOW that is a great looking bike.
Will this bike ever come to Canada? If so watch out BMW..
Keep them coming,
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Old 02-03-2009, 12:48 PM   #30
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Gotta love this little beasty, heres a couple of photo's out and about in SW England, I think she looks rather nice.














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