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Re: Top speed for R1100S
- Subject: Re: Top speed for R1100S
- From: "Steve Makohin" <wateredg@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2005 10:59:03 -0400
From: "Wayne Woodruff" <wayne@xxxxxxxx>
>> o Top speed recorded by GPS: 217 kph (134.8 mph)
> According to my owners manual, 140 mph is the top speed. I'm
> impressed that the measured speed is that close to the advertised
As I stated in my previous posting, the bike "appeared" to not be
accelerating. I will do additional runs as conditions and time permits to
see if I can attain the claimed maximum speed. It takes a long stretch of
road to max out on an R1100S.
> I'm also glad that you were able to take this measurement and do not
> appear to have suffered any ill from it (either an accident or
The R1100S feels very stable at top speed, and the ride is smooth assuming
you are in the racer's crouch position. The wind protection is very good. On
previous occasions I have posted an article on how I avoid speeding tickets.
If others request it, I'll post it online, otherwise, ping me offline in a
few days if you are interested and I'll send you a copy.
>...You got way bigger kahuna's than I do.
I assume you meant "cojones", which is a term for "balls" or "chutzpah",
rather than kahuna, which is a Hawaiian shaman. Naw. The R1100S just needs
an open throttle and a long stretch of safe road. During my last run, the
only other vehicle was a Harley-Davidson Road King Classic, and he was
- -Steve Makohin
Oakville, Ontario, Canada