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Performance Figures ?

I haven't seen any stats for the V. Can anybody point me to a review or tell me what the performance numbers are? such as :
top speed
1/4 mile
0-60
60-0
top gear roll on
max torque rpm
max hp rpm
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I asked for 1/4 mile numbers awhile back, and here's the response I got on a PM:

"I have'nt saved any. My best run so far has been 12.29 @ 114.6 . Next time I go I'll save some and scan em in. I need to get me a strap for the front end, coming off the line hard will result in an instant wheelie, also need to install motowerk lowering block. sorry for the late reply, I always forget to check my messages."

Won't say who that was, but seems reasonable.

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Yep, not bad, better than I expected. For a "Bike Of The Year" stats are a bit scarce.
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Maximum power: 47 kW (64 PS) @ 8,000 rpm
Maximum torque: 61 Nm (6.2 kgfm) @ 6,800 rpm

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."

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

"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."

http://www.motorcycle.com/manufactur...est-71476.html
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ht=performance
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ht=performance

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Thank's Invader, that is good info.
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Versys ('08) 5/08

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)

http://www.sportrider.com/performanc.../kawasaki.html

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top speed (radar): 109.7 mph (177.86 km/h)
That one I find hard to believe. When I got my bike it came with a Garmin Zumo that saves the top mph. It was at 116 mph. The previous owner said it was from this bike, but I cant prove it was. But he had no reason to lie to me. I have not taken the bike past 89mph and dont desire doing it either.

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That one I find hard to believe. When I got my bike it came with a Garmin Zumo that saves the top mph. It was at 116 mph. The previous owner said it was from this bike, but I cant prove it was. But he had no reason to lie to me. I have not taken the bike past 89mph and dont desire doing it either.
Mine runs out of puff at 180km/h with a 44 t rear, when i first got her and it had 4000km on clock with stock sprockets it got to 190km/h. Not into to doing that to much as fine is to big and 40k above speed limit and instant loss of license.
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Mine runs out of puff at 180km/h with a 44 t rear, when i first got her and it had 4000km on clock with stock sprockets it got to 190km/h. Not into to doing that to much as fine is to big and 40k above speed limit and instant loss of license.
190 km/h indicated or GPS with stock sprockets? I know the 109.7 mph (177.86 km/h) claim is a bit low, although their 1/4 mile time is better. Actual top speed is usually about 187 km/h (116 mph).
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190 km/h indicated or GPS with stock sprockets? I know the 109.7 mph (177.86 km/h) claim is a bit low, although their 1/4 mile time is better. Actual top speed is usually about 187 km/h (116 mph).
It was indicated, it was my first ride after paying for it and it was 100 mile ride home so took a inland scenic highway and put the hammer down, that was with a pack rack on that has since been removed and sold.
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I think I hit 119mph indicated but with a 16 tooth on the front. Givi bags and taller windshield. I didn't think to check the GPS at the time but it seems to be pretty close at the lower speeds with that sprocket.

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114MPH @ ~7,000 ft indicated (about 103 corrected) when I ran out of room and needed to slow down for a turn. More fun to do 45 to 65 in very tight twisties than to max out in the straights.
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More fun to do 45 to 65 in very tight twisties than to max out in the straights.
To right, if i wanted to max out in straights would of brought a hayabusa.
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