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Old 05-30-2010, 10:34 PM   #31
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Speed

I've had mine for a couple of weeks now and the tires that the previous owner had put on are BAKs. Big ass knobbies- This is the first bike I've owned in several years and I'm all kinds of impressed with it. I like the way it rides and handles and it is a freakin rocket. Just twist and go without a lot of noise. I nailed it the other day and just zipped through the gears and it bumped 105 before I backed off. It did seem to wander a bit and I imagine that has a lot to do with the tires. Don't just love them because I probably will do 98% of my riding on pavement. Just like that 21" front wheel in case I have to wander a bit.
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Old 05-31-2010, 12:49 PM   #32
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125 indicated, 121 GPS. The speedo is consistantly 5 to 4 MPH high. The bike is dead stable at speed.
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Old 05-31-2010, 08:06 PM   #33
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I just followed a Shelby Cobra for an hour, and had no trouble keeping up. Top speed was around 120mph. I'll post a video later.
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Old 06-01-2010, 12:45 AM   #34
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I just followed a Shelby Cobra for an hour, and had no trouble keeping up. Top speed was around 120mph. I'll post a video later.
The Cobra is about as aerodynamic as a brick. Still, if he wasn't running a 4 cylinder engine in there it should be a lot fast than that.

Looking forward to the video!
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Old 06-01-2010, 04:01 AM   #35
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When my bike was Silver it only did 50mph now ive sprayed it white im expecting 180-190 mph
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Old 06-01-2010, 07:35 PM   #36
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Gray is obviously the fastest color ... except for perhaps a custom spray with "take my license red" from your friendly Ducati dealer...
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Old 06-01-2010, 11:11 PM   #37
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Theoretical Speeds at Redline - 8500 rpms

Resulting Speed
Gearkm/hmph
18251
211572
314691
4172107
5193120
6210130
Sounds about right to me. Got up to 200 kph without redlining. Fastest I've got up to on a bike (except for that one time I was 16 as a passenger in a K12 going 240 - I don't recommend it).

Got a thing about bridges. Coming back into Surrey from Vancouver after midnight, no traffic ... there's nothing like blasting over the Alex Fraser or Port Mann bridges doing in excess of double the speed limit....no shakes....but I had to calm myself down a bit on the other side~!
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Old 06-02-2010, 04:45 AM   #38
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What about engine vibration at speed? Some of the reviews I've read/watched say it's pretty noticeable at highway speeds. Just curious how bad people consider it?
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Old 06-02-2010, 06:40 AM   #39
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The motor is quite smooth at high revs for a thumper. The bike is very stable at top speed.
Just a side note that above 10,000 feet elevation she will only go about 112 mph.
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Old 06-02-2010, 03:59 PM   #40
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The motor is quite smooth at high revs for a thumper.
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Old 06-02-2010, 05:11 PM   #41
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Because there is one firing cycle for each crankshaft rotation it is kind of like a 2 piston thumper. Just a slight similarity and certainly not a true thumper.
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Old 06-02-2010, 06:15 PM   #42
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What about engine vibration at speed? Some of the reviews I've read/watched say it's pretty noticeable at highway speeds. Just curious how bad people consider it?
I thought it was quite stable at that speed. Mind you my feet were on the rear pegs and was hunkered down a bit. No wind also helps. The memory is giving me shivers! Ok maybe there was something there but prob normal.

...also I believe I had it on the low/hard setting. High/soft would probably not be great.
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Old 06-05-2010, 09:57 AM   #43
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The Cobra is about as aerodynamic as a brick. Still, if he wasn't running a 4 cylinder engine in there it should be a lot fast than that.

Looking forward to the video!
It was the 427 Cobra, and he only opened it up once due to traffic. Now for the video...

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Old 06-05-2010, 10:46 AM   #44
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124mph indicated on flat pavement with TKCs. The first 120 comes easily but that last 4 it seems to work for. I was able to kiss the 130 line with a slight downhill.
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Old 06-07-2010, 03:36 AM   #45
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nice vid, like the camera. glad there were no moose crossings
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