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100+ mph therapy

Tonight I took my recently new to me Versys just past the hundred mph mark for the first time with this bike - cue the warm fuzzies! Been faster but still a nice ride.
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Im with you there brother, always enjoy a nice burst of speed to clear my head. Will not mention what I have done with a new demo ZX 14 as that's a whole another story
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Pushed mine till it stopped accelerating and hit 118. Probably only 112 with speedo error. I think my 2009 feels kind of squirrely in the front end at and approaching the ton mark. Could be my tires too. Pirelli scorpion trails. Still it is fun to crank it up some times.
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Pushed mine till it stopped accelerating and hit 118. Probably only 112 with speedo error. I think my 2009 feels kind of squirrely in the front end at and approaching the ton mark. Could be my tires too. Pirelli scorpion trails. Still it is fun to crank it up some times.
I'm right there with you Stud Muffin - 118 to 120 mph tops on the speedo (actual mph somewhat lower). I have a stock 2009 with Bridgestone 023's and I weigh 200. I'm sure a lighter rider could get 5-10 more mph.
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The thou is still pulling at 120 (200kph) sure does make you grin .. stay safe though

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Get a flat tire and you'll think 100 mph therapy
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Im with you there brother, always enjoy a nice burst of speed to clear my head. Will not mention what I have done with a new demo ZX 14 as that's a whole another story
I betcha scared some bloody sheep didn't you mate?!?!?!?!
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True Kawdawg, but just getting on a motorcycle is risky and guess many of us who choose to ride, do so partly because there is some risk. What do guys think - how much should riders dwell on the possibility of flat tires, locked up rear tires, animals running out etc?

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My previous 2 bikes were Ninjas, and there was rarely a day that I got on them that I did not hit triple digits......The highest I have done was 135 mph for a 25 mile stretch up the North Way in NY at 1am.

Now in my older age(I'm 29 now, and have had the V for 5.5 years ) I do not have the desire to go as fast. My on-board GPS lists my top speed, and I believe the fastest I have gone is 91 mph.

I still enjoy speed, just done have the urge to go crazy on my bike anymore. 2 winters ago I hit 81MPH while on skis....

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True Kawdawg, but just getting on a motorcycle is risky and guess many of us who choose to ride, do so partly because there is some risk. What do guys think - how much should riders dwell on the possibility of flat tires, locked up rear tires, animals running out etc?
Of course there is no reason to dwell, but it would be idiotic not to acknowledge it could happen. All it takes is the WEAKEST link in a chain of events to happen, like getting off the main car tire tracks on the road (!) and picking a nail up. It is that easy.

I just wanted to balance it out with newbies reading, "wow, all you have to do is turn the throttle and that's all!" It is not all by far. If you do that often, you also better by God keep that bike maintained by a professional wrench who is an expert. Stuff happens and to racing bikes especially and often. This is not high school dare game bs, this is life and death. Many race bikes are rebuilt every race. Now compare your maintenance schedule to that. You may not have done that, but your were lucky if nothing ever happened and you ride like that often: real lucky. ymmv.
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My previous 2 bikes were Ninjas, and there was rarely a day that I got on them that I did not hit triple digits......The highest I have done was 135 mph for a 25 mile stretch up the North Way in NY at 1am.

Now in my older age(I'm 29 now, and have had the V for 5.5 years ) I do not have the desire to go as fast. My on-board GPS lists my top speed, and I believe the fastest I have gone is 91 mph.

I still enjoy speed, just done have the urge to go crazy on my bike anymore. 2 winters ago I hit 81MPH while on skis....
At least with the skis you can rule out a flat tire.

Years ago I chased a Mercedes Convertible down I-90 a pretty good ways while on my Honda CB750K at top speed whatever that might be since the speedometer could only go to 85. You'd be too young to know of the dark ages when 55 mph was the speed limit on interstates and GPS for the masses was only for the movies.
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Once or twice I have touch 160kph -a bit unsafe IMO.
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Once or twice I have touch 160kph -a bit unsafe IMO.
Hmm from the fast old man, you should tell the team how fast you drive your car, we did not take long to drive from Ipoh, malaysia to Thailand in your car, my lovely wife was very impressed with how smooth you drove and rocket speed.
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I betcha scared some bloody sheep didn't you mate?!?!?!?!
There was some sheep when I started on a speed run on the ZX 14 on a straight country road but at full noise they had disappeared into white blurry dots.
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WHEN I had a Bandit 1200S, at least once a season I would "pin-it" and see around 240 km/hr on the speedo....



I'm talking "GO directly to Jail" speeds...!

Then I bought my FIRST Versys, sold the B12, and I don't think I've even been to the "Ton" on one. Guess I don't handle "temptation" very well....

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