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top speed out of the showroom???

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' at netrider.net.au started by removed-6, Oct 22, 2006.

  1. So I was riding up to Winton today to watch the supers and hooked up with a few lads that were 'playing' a bit. Speaking to them after we got there, he says he touched 300kmh :shock:

    Now I know my 600 is limited to somewhere around the 250kmh mark, this guy was on a fairly new GSXR1000. Could he get to 300kmh, are they able to do this straight out of the showroom without restrictions like mine?? Or was he just blowin' his trumpet?


     
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  2. A motorcyclist blowing his trumpet? NEVER!

    Toot toot...
     
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  3. wouldnt surprise me.

    my 'nearly twenty year old beast' is meant to top out at around 270 stock (source- american forum) so with lighter frames and similar or more horses i say plausable.
     
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  4. It is my understanding that a current model GSXR1000 in stock form will not (quite) do 300kph genuine, but they will do 300kph indicated.

    Having said that... I still think *toot* applies... it takes a bloody long straight to get far past 250!
     
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  5. Speedo error is large at those speeds. My mate on his R1 was indicating 270k's, but according to the gps was only 252km/h...
     
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  6. Hume Hwy is a bloody long straight :grin:
     
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  7. Yes Cammo... a speedo error of 20 to 30kph is par for the course at those sorts of speeds.
     
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  8. 300 is a possibility.

    My Hyo does about 120 :shock: :shock: :oops: ](*,) :eek:hno:
     
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  9. top speed out of the showroom???

    I would have thought it depended on the size of the showroom and the available run from the rear to the doors. Maybe 20-30kph tops I would recon at best.
     
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  10. :LOL: :LOL: :LOL:

    Too funny ! :cool:
     
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  11. something a hell of a lot of people mistake for speed is the effect leaning your bike over onto the edge of the tyre has on the speedo. Saw a video a little while back where the block is doing about 270-80 top indiscated on a zx10 and he leans it into a corner and the speedo jumps to 299. People immediately asking 'oh wow so fast wish you could have gotten that extraa kay out of it'...
    I've got avideo here where a zx14 is struggling to even hit it's speed limiter on a callibrated sigma.

    come to think of it, it was this video. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1827544967383571522&q=zzr1400+autobahn

    He might not be lying, but he's deffinitaly got the speedo in his favor...
     
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  12. If it was 300km/h straight out of the showroom (which it may well do), what's the running-in period of the engine? I know you said 'fairly new' but bloody heck I'd be running in the engine - or perhapps that WAS the running-in lol
     
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  13. there's alot of atomosphere to push through over 250kms/hr & there is the speedo error at those higher speeds mention earlier.
    It seems that most 1000cc sport bikes have the hp on paper to get it up there, but a review of the Kaw ZX14 had it hitting top speed in 5th - 6th being geared to high to make any effective accelleration over 270kms.

    Fastest I've been on my 10yr old 748 is 245kms/hr (indicated) at the bottom of Gardiner straight in 5th, trying to change to 6th earlier had the accelleration go flat(er).

    Big numbers are great but it's all wind noise & 'holding on' over 240kms/hr IMO.

    Notorious that road - Hume hway. That bloke should buy a lotto ticket.
     
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  14. 2 out of the three guys who were riding together had a 100kmh start drag race and about 1km after they rolled off and me and the other guy caught up there was a copper who had just pulled a driver over. :shock: :cool:

    Was a fun ride up though. That was the only cop I saw all day.
     
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  15. Tailwind?
     
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  16. At WINTON! :shock: fcuk mate, if Johnny O (I have huge respect for him) said that to me I'd ask him how much he thought that hand job was worth. :wink:

    It's too fcuking tight. Perspective; Supercars got up to about 160 before the straight was shortened. :wink:
     
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  17. https://netrider.net.au/?page=news&action=fullnews&showcomments=1&id=435

    MV Agusta F4-1000R sets an average 2-run speed of 299kph in factory-floor road-going trim, but minus the mirrors, and that holds the 1000cc stock land-speed record.

    That'd be a run-in bike too. Bikes that are brand new tend to be a little "stiff" and will achieve their full potential of power only after 300-600kms.

    So if the GSXR-1000 was doing 300kph, it'd be going faster than the current land-speed record holder. If it was doing it with its mirrors attached (good for an extra 10kph if removed), then it's highly dubious.

    Most newer speedo's are out by around 5%, so I'd estimate that it'd likely have been doing around the 285kph mark, which given the power level, the mirrors, and the bike itself being stock, would be about right.
     
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  18. I thought it was the time over distance cameras that were the problem on the Hume?

    Marty
     
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