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Old 07-03-2012, 03:54 PM   #1
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Top Speed Obtained?

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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Old 07-03-2012, 04:12 PM   #2
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Posted speed limit. No exceptions.

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Old 07-03-2012, 04:35 PM   #3
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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.
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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Old 07-03-2012, 04:42 PM   #4
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Seems about right though I'd probably need favorable wind conditions to hit 120+
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Old 07-03-2012, 04:48 PM   #5
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Seems about right though I'd probably need favorable wind conditions to hit 120+
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Old 07-03-2012, 04:49 PM   #6
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And a good lawyer!
Indeed. I don't plan on trying it anytime soon :)
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Old 07-03-2012, 05:50 PM   #7
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Posted speed limit. No exceptions.

Then come out to the Black Rock Desert Playa where their ain't no speed limit. Or try Bonneville. Dave
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Old 07-03-2012, 05:59 PM   #8
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176 mph

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Old 07-03-2012, 06:07 PM   #9
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I hit 118 indicated on my 658. It took a while with only a minor weave.
On knobbies. Fun stuff.
Haven't been able to get that many mph's out of it since.


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Old 07-03-2012, 06:13 PM   #10
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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!

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Old 07-03-2012, 06:50 PM   #11
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I hit 118 indicated on my 658. It took a while with only a minor weave.
On knobbies. Fun stuff.
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?
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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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Old 07-03-2012, 08:20 PM   #12
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Posted speed limit. No exceptions.

How do you keep from getting run over by old ladies in Winnebagoes?
Really dangerous.
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:45 PM   #13
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176 MPH Porsche 911 RS/N GT

Nordschleife, last year. .
which one are you on this list of records for this track?
http://www.fastestlaps.com/tracks/nordschleife.html
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Lap times (271)

Pos Make / Model TimeSpeed (km/h) Year Power (hp) / Weight (kg) Driven by
1. Radical SR8LM 6:48.00 182 0 455 / 650 Michael Vergers
2. Radical SR8 6:55.00 179 '05 363 / 650 Michael Vergers
3. Gumpert Apollo Speed 7:11.57 172 '09 700 / 1200 Florian Gruber
4. Dodge Viper SRT-10 ACR 7:12.13 172 '08 600 / 1536 Dominik Farnbacher
5. Lexus LFA Nurburgring Package 7:14.64 171 '12 570 / 1509 Akira Iida
6. Donkervoort D8 RS 7:14.89 171 '05 350 / 600 Michael Duechting
7. Porsche 911 GT2 RS 7:18.00 169 '10 620 / 1370 Timo Kluck
8. Radical SR3 Turbo 7:19.00 169 '03 320 / 500 Phil Bennett
9. Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 7:19.63 169 '08 647 / 1530
10. Nissan GT-R 7:21.00 168 '12 550 / 1736 Nissan
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How do you keep from getting run over by old ladies in Winnebagoes?
Really dangerous.
You guys know what the smileys are for, right?
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:01 AM   #15
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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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