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Old 01-15-2009, 07:04 AM   #19
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Location: Luleň, Sweden
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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).

Molgan screwed with this post 01-15-2009 at 07:27 AM
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