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0-60 4.8 secs... anyone else think this is malarky?

Sorry, i'm sure theres lot's of threads on this out there but...
I'm 98% sure that with a good launch you could see low 4's on the V.
Anybody have proof to help my claim? Or veto it?
I've ridden a ZZR 1200, which has a 0-60 of 2.8 and i really really don't think the V takes 5 seconds to get to 60.... Maybe the torque is veiling me from reality but... idk

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http://www.mcnews.com/mcn/articles/2010JanIndex.pdf

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The Versys used in the magazine is a 07 November model. Not sure if present day Versys has a better mapping.

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Also iirc that review of the V they said it was a difficult bike to launch due to it's tendancy to want to be a unicycle in 1st gear
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Away from the lights, the V is very quick and 0-60 in 4 point something seconds is easily achieveable. A work colleague of mine has a gadget that times laps, 0-60, braking etc which he uses in his car when going round the Nurburgring. It's handheld so I may see if it works on the bike.
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Away from the lights, the V is very quick and 0-60 in 4 point something seconds is easily achieveable. A work colleague of mine has a gadget that times laps, 0-60, braking etc which he uses in his car when going round the Nurburgring. It's handheld so I may see if it works on the bike.

Clearly you must.
In the name of science, that is.
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I agree in the name of science these things must be done
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clearly you must.
In the name of science, that is. :d
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i agree in the name of science these things must be done
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away from the lights, the v is very quick and 0-60 in 4 point something seconds is easily achieveable. A work colleague of mine has a gadget that times laps, 0-60, braking etc which he uses in his car when going round the nurburgring. It's handheld so i may see if it works on the bike.
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Driven Sprockets races the Versys, now its on the road course but still they have set it up to be pretty badass. Sorry dont knoe the 1/4 mile time on it.
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The 4.86 second 0-60 mph and 1/4 mile elapsed time (12.96 sec) and trap speed (99.15 mph) do not represent the Versys' true performance. As stated in the test: "although the clutch did not fade, launching the Versys during the 1/4 mile testing proved a challenge. If launch rpm were too low, the engine would bog, and if too high, would result in an instantaneous wheelie. Granted, drag racing was never intended to be one of this motorcycle's strong suits, but I do wish that the results of this testing could have been a better reflection of the parallel's twin performance."

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"The engine re-tuning (compared to Ninja 650R) results in 59.4 hp at 8400 rpm on the Area P-No Limits Dynojet dyno, down 5 ponies from the 650R's 65.7 hp at 8600 rpm. The Ninja also offers bigger torque numbers (45.5 to 42.0 ft-lbs), but it can't match the wonderfully flat and consistent curve of the Versys. Torque output from the retuned engine is almost identical from 3800 rpm all the way to 8100 rpm. It also crosses the 40 ft-lb. mark by 5800 rpm, while the peakier Ninja has to wait until almost 6500 revs."

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1/4 mile: 12.40 sec @ 104.1 mph
60-80 mph: 4.45 sec
80-100 mph: 6.2 sec
top speed (radar): 109.7 mph (177.86 km/h)

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A lot of guys that drag race bikes "strap" down the front end to keep wheelies from happening.

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Keep in mind it's a lot different drag racing a motorcycle and drag racing a car (especially with an automatic). Hard to launch bikes at 100% of their potential.
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A DRZ400 will take a Versys out of the hole for the first 10-15 meters
of course he's shifting into third as we are shifting into second after that you never see them again except a shrinking spot in the rear view.

I have read here more than once how some Versys owner doesn't want a bigger bike because they just don't have enough self restraint .
Yet on this thread some one appears miffed because the published 0-60 time is a respectable 4.8 ish seconds.

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If you want to go real fast, ride a real

Big Bike.

That is, unless you don't have self restraint.

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Went looking to see what the Ninja 1000 does but not mentioned in that link then i looked at the date jan 2010, is there a more updated info?
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0 to 60 in 4.86 is perfectly acceptable in real world terms for a non sport 650cc bike...
It is also perfectly acceptable in court for a 6 month licence suspension & a ball busting back breaking fine.

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http://www.mcnews.com/mcn/model_eval...nNinja1000.pdf

0–60 mph ....................2.91 sec.

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Went looking to see what the Ninja 1000 does but not mentioned in that link then i looked at the date jan 2010, is there a more updated info?

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A DRZ400 will take a Versys out of the hole for the first 10-15 meters
of course he's shifting into third as we are shifting into second after that you never see them again except a shrinking spot in the rear view.

I have read here more than once how some Versys owner doesn't want a bigger bike because they just don't have enough self restraint .
Yet on this thread some one appears miffed because the consistent 0-60 time is a respectable 4.8 ish seconds.

IMO
If you want to go real fast, get a real

Big Bike.

That is, unless you don't have self restraint.
Incorrect. I'm perfectly happy with the acceleration of the bike. My issue is i believe that the 0-60 is faster than 4.8 i'm thinking with a good launh you could get low 4's 4.3 4.4 maybe. If i want to go fast i'll get on the zzr 1200 that's sitting in my garage
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It's unclear,
in one post you state

"I've ridden a ZZR 1200"

and another you state

"If i want to go fast I'll get on the ZZR 1200 that's sitting in my garage"

Do you own a ZZR1200?

That's what I'm talking about. Why thrash a Versys when it's so easy to go fast on a liter class bike.
I own a liter class bike and it will smoke a Versys

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I'd be willing to bet that with 15/43 or 44 gearing that number would be lower...just sayin'.

Stock it gets 117 mph actual, really?

An experienced and practiced rider on a bike that can go from 60-0 in 127 ft. will stop shorter than an inexperienced and unpracticed rider on a bike that can do it in 115 ft., just sayin'.


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Stock it gets 117 mph actual, really?

117 indicated, +/- a couple...

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