Top Speed Obtained?

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by HappyHighwayman, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. HappyHighwayman

    HappyHighwayman Been here awhile

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    I know it's not a sports bike but I'm curious, what is the top speed? I was doing about 100 indicated today around 6000 RPM in 6th gear and it was still pulling but slower. I don't like driving too fast but the highway was completely open ahead of me.
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  2. Mollygrubber

    Mollygrubber Eschew obfuscation

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    Posted speed limit. No exceptions.

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  3. JGoody

    JGoody Been here awhile

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    Motorcycle Consumer News tested the F650GS twin top speed at 121.5 mph (0-60 = 4.24 sec) and the F800GS top speed at 125.7 mph (0-60 = 3.95 sec)
    HP at the rear wheel (not the crankshaft) was measured at 63.4 for the F650 twin and 73.7 for the F800GS. Up to 5300 rpm power was the same. The F800 gearing helps it's acceleration.
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  4. HappyHighwayman

    HappyHighwayman Been here awhile

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    Seems about right though I'd probably need favorable wind conditions to hit 120+
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  5. JGoody

    JGoody Been here awhile

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    And a good lawyer!
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  6. HappyHighwayman

    HappyHighwayman Been here awhile

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    Indeed. I don't plan on trying it anytime soon :)
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  7. CheckerdD

    CheckerdD Long timer

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    Then come out to the Black Rock Desert Playa where their ain't no speed limit. Or try Bonneville. Dave
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  8. It'sNotTheBike

    It'sNotTheBike Banned

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    Nordschleife, last year.


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  9. Maxacceleration

    Maxacceleration Off the grid

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    I hit 118 indicated on my 658. It took a while with only a minor weave. :wink:
    On knobbies. Fun stuff. :evil
    Haven't been able to get that many mph's out of it since.


    A motorcycle is a freedom machine, why be limited to 60 or 70 mph?
    Live a little.
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  10. grndzr0

    grndzr0 its Ground Zero

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    Had the wife bike to around 115, and mine up are 120ish...

    This is a chunk of road I know in the middle of nowhere, Huge shoulders, no trees, can see for miles. Gotta love eastern MT!!!

    Wind makes those speeds a bit sketch!

    Ryan
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  11. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks House Ape

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    +1

    118 mph on the GPS on a laser-straight section of Highway 50 somewhere in Nevada. That's about all she would do, but it felt like being on rails, even with K60s.
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  12. tkent02

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    How do you keep from getting run over by old ladies in Winnebagoes?
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  13. _cy_

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    which one are you on this list of records for this track?
    http://www.fastestlaps.com/tracks/nordschleife.html
    ==========

    Lap times (271)

    <table class="large"><tbody><tr> <th>Pos</th> <th>Make / Model</th> <th>Time</th><th>Speed (km/h)</th> <th>Year</th> <th>Power (hp) / Weight (kg)</th> <th>Driven by</th> </tr><tr> <td>1.</td> <td>Radical SR8LM</td> <td>6:48.00 </td><td>182</td> <td>0</td> <td>455 / 650</td> <td>Michael Vergers</td> </tr><tr> <td>2.</td> <td>Radical SR8</td> <td>6:55.00 </td><td>179</td> <td>'05</td> <td>363 / 650</td> <td>Michael Vergers</td> </tr><tr> <td>3.</td> <td>Gumpert Apollo Speed</td> <td>7:11.57 </td><td>172</td> <td>'09</td> <td>700 / 1200</td> <td>Florian Gruber</td> </tr><tr> <td>4.</td> <td>Dodge Viper SRT-10 ACR</td> <td>7:12.13 </td><td>172</td> <td>'08</td> <td>600 / 1536</td> <td>Dominik Farnbacher</td> </tr><tr> <td>5.</td> <td>Lexus LFA Nurburgring Package</td> <td>7:14.64 </td><td>171</td> <td>'12</td> <td>570 / 1509</td> <td>Akira Iida</td> </tr><tr> <td>6.</td> <td>Donkervoort D8 RS</td> <td>7:14.89 </td><td>171</td> <td>'05</td> <td>350 / 600</td> <td>Michael Duechting</td> </tr><tr> <td>7.</td> <td>Porsche 911 GT2 RS</td> <td>7:18.00 </td><td>169</td> <td>'10</td> <td>620 / 1370</td> <td>Timo Kluck</td> </tr><tr> <td>8.</td> <td>Radical SR3 Turbo</td> <td>7:19.00 </td><td>169</td> <td>'03</td> <td>320 / 500</td> <td>Phil Bennett</td> </tr><tr> <td>9.</td> <td>Chevrolet Corvette ZR1</td> <td>7:19.63 </td><td>169</td> <td>'08</td> <td>647 / 1530</td> <td>
    </td> </tr><tr> <td>10.</td> <td>Nissan GT-R</td> <td>7:21.00 </td><td>168</td> <td>'12</td> <td>550 / 1736</td> <td>Nissan</td></tr></tbody></table>
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  14. Mollygrubber

    Mollygrubber Eschew obfuscation

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  15. Koby

    Koby Rennfahrer

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    It will do an indicated 125mph on the speedometer. It isn't any problem to get up to those speeds on it... but it is definitely working hard to do it.

    The bike REALLY does not like doing that speed though.... not to mention MPG is horrific if you are going 100mph+ for any distance. The F800GS is much happier at 80-85mph.
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  16. exotesthrasouden

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    I'm with Korby, I got her up to 125 or a bit more going down hill, but it was struggling and not too comfy. The scary thing is that even going that speed somebody passed me in an Audi as if I were standing still.
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  17. Snowy

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    +1

    Try it with full knobbies with no balance weights.

    WOW.

    just...:eek1WOW:eek1
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  18. Teli Rides

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    F650 twin, Indicated on the bike speedometer, gas 200(ish) km/hr (125mph) measured with GPS 185 km/hr (114.9 mph )

    Thats on a looong, straight, flat, new, empty road... definitely not a speed the bike feels comfortable with...
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  19. pkbinder

    pkbinder Kissing Moose

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    My GPS told me I hit 103MPH fully loaded. The bike not me. My engine is the 650 that is the 800 or 798 or 71 hp not 85. The rest of my bike is the 800GS. Don't ask. PK
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  20. Craneguy

    Craneguy British Hooligan

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    156mph indicated (probably about 145 ish) on a 1990's Kawasaki ZZR-600 back in 1995 in the UK.

    Then the screen snapped off. That was an interesting 30 seconds let me tell you!
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