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View Poll Results: What's the highest speed you've ever ridden a bike to?
55 all the way! 40 3.51%
< 100 281 24.65%
100-110 191 16.75%
110-120 191 16.75%
120-130 136 11.93%
130-140 88 7.72%
140-150 64 5.61%
150-160 49 4.30%
160-170 39 3.42%
170-180 24 2.11%
180-190 18 1.58%
190+, I live on the Bonneville Flats 19 1.67%
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Highest speed on any bike?

What's the highest speed you've ever ridden a bike to?
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Re: Highest speed on any bike?

145 indicated on my CBR, thus far. 120 on the EX i think.


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Re: Highest speed on any bike?

about 100 on the EX (110 indicated). Used to drag race bikes back in the 80's, use to clock 130 on my Kawi triple drag bike, just over 140 on a buddies Yamaha drag bike running it out the back door.

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165 on a buddies busa... felt like 100mph, and felt like it had another 50+ left in it without any trouble
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Re: Highest speed on any bike?

I did 140 indicated on my FJ1100 back in the '80's. I slowed down because there was a high, downsloping onramp coming up which might have a cop on it and I didn't want to get a speeding ticket (ha ha). I've gone 115 indicated on my 2006 Ninja 500R which has a 6% fast speedometer at 50mph. So figuring 6% error at 115mph that's an actual 108mph for the little Ninja.

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Re: Highest speed on any bike?

about 165 indicated (bout 150 true i'm guessing) on my street/trackday bike ('00 ZX6R)... Think my EX runs out of revs in 6th at about 105 w/ the current gearing (15/43) but I dont have a speedometer on it.

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Re: Highest speed on any bike?

131 indicated on my 500R (pinned - sixth gear) and 182 indicated on my ZX6R (pinned - sixth gear). Not sure what the actual are though. Maybe 10% less?

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The fastest bike ive been on is the 500 and ive topped her at 129 on a 2 Mile downhill stretch......it aint goin any faster.

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Never had the bike past 90. Have had my car past 130 though.

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Re: Highest speed on any bike?

I was passing 160 on an R1 and my damn helmet visor popped up! The ol' Shoei RF-700 doesn't have a visor lock. The EX is wound out at 125 indicated.

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170kph on the EX, for about 100 feet...
post #12 of 282 (permalink) Old 12-4-2006, 12:27 AM
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Re: Highest speed on any bike?

wait... was that in mph? cause I voted in kph.
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Re: Highest speed on any bike?

Yeah that was in MPH

I went 100 once off the Golden Gate going up 1/2 mile slightly upward sloping hill.

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Re: Highest speed on any bike?

touched 100 mph on my old '91 ex500 to make sure the bike rode straight (it did)

80mph on the freeway with the '96 ninja 500
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Re: Highest speed on any bike?

Recently bit the bullet and did 100+ on my '06 Ninja (no more than 110 tho) on the freeway (car pool lane so safe as can be), and i was in traffic and in LA !?!

Dam SUV blocking my lane ...

Done over 125 in a car but that was back in the UK, little 1 litre hatchback (and you thought bikes were unsafe )

Fastest ever is about 140/145 in a friends BMW, but the best has to me in another friends MX-5, only doing 70 but round 90 deg bends, man I wish I had my bike that day, would of loved to race him


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Re: Highest speed on any bike?

BMX or Mountain?
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Re: Highest speed on any bike?

First bike was a '95 FZR600.... had that up to 147 on highway trying like hell to keep up with buddies on ZX7 (2) , GSXR 750 (2) and a 900RR. Needless to say I was last in line . Was having fun anyhow.
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Re: Highest speed on any bike?

138 on my yzf but i can get then ex up to 127 with a passenger

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124 mph on my V45 Sabre, around 11:30 at night on the Superstition Freeway in Tempe, Arizona. I was stupid enough then that I would have probably gone faster, except that the front end started to wobble a little, and I think I wet myself.

65-75 is top end for me now.

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Re: Highest speed on any bike?

100 by speedo. but not sure really ,on my 06 500R ,still working my nerve up to see how much it dose have!

I still have not toped it out yet , but was hitting 120-125 indicated ,guessing somewhere around 110-115 actual ,was not much throttle left ,it really gets crappy MPG at these speeds had it up there for 15 - 20 mins. on interstate the other week following a little BMW car it was surprising it still had a little power at that speed though!
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Re: Highest speed on any bike?

Had mine up to 125 or so indicated, was slowly increasing but my exit was coming up
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I have gone 143 on a drag bike, about a 9.35 quarter mile.

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Re: Highest speed on any bike?

I'll reserve my vote for later, but for now I've only gone about 80 on the EX. Feels much slower than a car IMO.

Edit - Make that 100. It's way to easy to hit that speed and it doesn't take long either. I was doing that up a slight hill and it still felt like there was a lot left, I can't wait to top this thing out.

Edit 2 - 110 now. Was sluggish getting there and after I slowed down I realized the choke was still partially on. :P

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I did a bit over 170 on a turbo'd rc51 a while years back, scared the bejeezus out of me, but was a whole lot of fun.

The ex pretty much tops out around an indicated 120, but I think I did 190 once going down a really big hill with a very strong wind on my back while drafting behind a nascar, while using jet fuel, while using NAWS (nitrous), after lightening my bike by 100 lbs and lightening my self by about 20 (thanks Mr Bob), while ... well you get the point.
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Re: Highest speed on any bike?

ommyt, I GPS'd the 500 and found that mine is 10% off. I use the 10% when figuring speed but the odometer when I figure mileage, is that cheating?


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