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Old 04-27-2010, 08:12 PM   #1
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F800GS top speed

I should really demo one and find out for myself, but will ask anyway.

What is the top speed with the factory tires on pavement?

Does this bike cruise well at 80-85 mph for long streches on the highway?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-27-2010, 08:35 PM   #2
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I wimped out at 185 kph, and there was a little left to give. I'm sure it'd break 200, and may even go 220. Vibes are definately noticeable at higher speed (obviously RMP related...)
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Old 04-27-2010, 10:22 PM   #3
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No prob cruising at 80-85 mph with stock wheels. Gets over 100 fairly easy.
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Old 04-27-2010, 11:04 PM   #4
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comparative top speed?

Does anyone know what the 0-100kph speed is, and more imortantly, what it compares to in performace car terms?

In other words, is is similar to a Porche, or Big merc, etc. Just for fun, would be nice to know!
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Old 04-28-2010, 12:18 AM   #5
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Hey Toro, I didn't realize you were a member here too.

I love the F800GS, but those KTM 950/990 Adventures are cool too. I went riding with a friend who has one, and he was fast! I'd like to see a comparison between the Beemer and the KTM's.
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Old 04-28-2010, 12:55 AM   #6
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3.8, not bad!
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Old 04-28-2010, 02:59 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by toro618
I should really demo one and find out for myself, but will ask anyway.

What is the top speed with the factory tires on pavement?

Does this bike cruise well at 80-85 mph for long streches on the highway?

Thanks in advance.
I was headed out for a weekend trip several weeks ago and was supposed to meet a riding buddy about 50 miles from home.

This 50 miles was all freeway and I was running late and pushing it pretty hard. It was early on a Saturday morning and there was very little traffic on the freeway but at one point I needed to pass a couple of semi's running along together at about 75 mph.

I was probably doing about 85 when I came upon them and since I do not like to ride along beside semis I just went WOT and passed them pretty quickly and never thought any thing about it.

When I got to the meeting point I checked the stats on my GPS and it said my top speed had been 111 mph (180 kph). This was without pushing and I never noticed the bike running out of power at all.
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Old 04-28-2010, 03:09 AM   #8
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Sorry to highjack, but semi-related. Once I get to around 80-90 I often get a high speed wobble in the front end. Not a fast vibration, but a wobble. Is this normal for these bikes, or do you think it could be something like my tire? I'm running a TKC80 by the way...

For this reason I have not been comfortable topping it out or I would be able to chime in on the OP's question.
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Old 04-28-2010, 03:13 AM   #9
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Sorry to highjack, but semi-related. Once I get to around 80-90 I often get a high speed wobble in the front end. Not a fast vibration, but a wobble. Is this normal for these bikes, or do you think it could be something like my tire? I'm running a TKC80 by the way...

For this reason I have not been comfortable topping it out or I would be able to chime in on the OP's question.
I've not had that although I don't like going fast in a crosswind on the F800GS; seems to lighten the front end.

I've cruised at 82 mph (speed limit in France) all day without a hiccup. Took it to 100 mph to say I had and it seemed very comfortable.
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Old 04-28-2010, 05:34 AM   #10
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Hey Toro, I didn't realize you were a member here too.

I love the F800GS, but those KTM 950/990 Adventures are cool too. I went riding with a friend who has one, and he was fast! I'd like to see a comparison between the Beemer and the KTM's.
Yeah I like the 990's also, but there is something about the F800 that make me like it more. The fact that a BMW dealer is so close to me make it more attractive.
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Old 04-28-2010, 06:50 AM   #11
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Sorry to highjack, but semi-related. Once I get to around 80-90 I often get a high speed wobble in the front end. Not a fast vibration, but a wobble. Is this normal for these bikes, or do you think it could be something like my tire? I'm running a TKC80 by the way...

For this reason I have not been comfortable topping it out or I would be able to chime in on the OP's question.
Try reducing rear preload and increasing rebound dampening.
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Old 04-28-2010, 07:20 AM   #12
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Sorry to highjack, but semi-related. Once I get to around 80-90 I often get a high speed wobble in the front end. Not a fast vibration, but a wobble. Is this normal for these bikes, or do you think it could be something like my tire? I'm running a TKC80 by the way...

For this reason I have not been comfortable topping it out or I would be able to chime in on the OP's question.
If you're refering to a head-shake, i would make sure the front tire is at the correct psi first. Then I would let someone who knows how to set up the suspension reset yours with all the gear that you normally ride with.
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:15 AM   #13
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Sorry to highjack, but semi-related. Once I get to around 80-90 I often get a high speed wobble in the front end. Not a fast vibration, but a wobble. Is this normal for these bikes, or do you think it could be something like my tire? I'm running a TKC80 by the way...

For this reason I have not been comfortable topping it out or I would be able to chime in on the OP's question.
That would be normal for the TKC80. It's one of the things that really bothered me about the TKs. If you are riding mostly pavement, the Battlewings that came with the bikes are good at any speed. I have now just made the comprimise with Heidenaus. No more front end wobble.
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Old 04-28-2010, 12:06 PM   #14
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What is the top speed with the factory tires on pavement?

Does this bike cruise well at 80-85 mph for long streches on the highway?

Thanks in advance.

~210km/h indicated.

yes, but fuel consumption goes up considerably.
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Old 04-28-2010, 12:07 PM   #15
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Sorry to highjack, but semi-related. Once I get to around 80-90 I often get a high speed wobble in the front end. Not a fast vibration, but a wobble. Is this normal for these bikes, or do you think it could be something like my tire? I'm running a TKC80 by the way...

For this reason I have not been comfortable topping it out or I would be able to chime in on the OP's question.
Same exact things happens to me. Put the battle wings back on for a bit, no wobble at all. Wish I had some K60's to try.
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