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pasmith73

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Seems a silly question but I'm genuinely interested. One of the items on my bucket list is to do 150 mph in a car on the Autobahn. One small problem - my current car won't do 150. But my bike will (2012 Daytona). And I've been thinking about planning my first European bike trip, maybe next year. I have friends in Munich and it would be nice to visit them on the bike. So it seems obvious to try and do the 150 on my bike, rather than a car.

But how difficult is it to do 150 on a bike in a straight line? Obviously anyone can crank the throttle open and hang on, but how much skill is required to stay on? I've done over 100 on my bike and found that no issue at all, but I can imagine that at higher speeds things like wind direction & speed, road surface etc can come into play. Or is 150 no real difference to 100?

y2blade

54,388 posts

100 months

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on one wheel or two?

Apriliaer

835 posts

43 months

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Probably be surprised how quick you get there, no big deal with no wind.

Rat_Fink_67

1,513 posts

91 months

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First thing I did when I passed my test was jump on my bike and wind the throttle open - indicated 160+ on the speedo with no real effort at all. How easy is it to do 150 on a bike? - Very!!

Stu R

20,741 posts

100 months

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Depends on the bike and where you're doing it. At 150 on an empty motorway, it doesn't feel especially mental on an R1, S1kRR etc. The wrong way up a one way street in downtown baghdad, it probably does. It takes no effort on a motorway.
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bogie

10,105 posts

157 months

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too easy on modern sportsbikes with fairing ....its not like you need a lot of distance to do it for a few secs

with little wind on a clear motorway, you could cruise at 150mph on many bikes


Yazza54

13,065 posts

66 months

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Feels pretty effortless wink

BaronVonGrumble

193 posts

26 months

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Agree - its pretty effortless. managed to get 170+ on my gixxer down a runway with a camera on my head..! Vid here:

http://youtu.be/i1GBN5w56YM

Wedg1e

24,785 posts

150 months

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Like Star Trek. Everything goes streaky, including your undies when someone changes lanes in front of you.

TimmyWimmyWoo

3,598 posts

66 months

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I did 152 (indicated) on my 675 without using 6th gear, on a fairly short stretch of private dual carriageway. It does over 100mph in 2nd (I know because I was checking what it'd do in 2nd gear when I got pulled over). I got let off. I'm not a chav. It's easy to go that fast, but it's a bit deafening.

Wedg1e

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TimmyWimmyWoo said:
It's easy to go that fast, but it's a bit deafening.
Try it tucked-in on an R1. I could hear the tyres wearing, it was that quiet.

smack

8,759 posts

76 months

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Hitting VMax on a bike is a piece of piss. Doing extended high speeds on a bike, is hard work and physically draining.

GTIR

24,207 posts

151 months

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I often hit 160/170 on my Ninja on my families private drive.

It's very windy and I'm not sure if it's because I wear glasses but things do get blury, especially police cars. (That I can see in the motorway opposite, obviously)
Little undulations in the road feel like hills and get the back/front end wobbling slightly but you've just got to keep it pinned.

I find after a 30 min ride my forehead hurts from the wind pressure.
Doing 70 is so sloooooww, much like Pistonheads servers.

btdk5

1,451 posts

75 months

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You don't need to bother going to germany let's put it that way.


Hooli

27,648 posts

85 months

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Chin on the tank & it's not even difficult on a naked bike. Gets a bit tiring on the neck after a few miles mind hehe

shanes

819 posts

40 months

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i can tell you what it feels like to crash at 150+ done it 3 times now :-}}}

Chilli

16,905 posts

121 months

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I saw 265km/h on the R1....with Mrs C and luggage on the back. Felt fast but not like you were a madman or anything....just glad we never had to stop in a hurry.

RemaL

21,436 posts

119 months

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Pretty much echo the above, all to easy but a great buzz doing on track or private road

3doorPete

8,250 posts

119 months

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y2blade said:
on one wheel or two?
hehe

OP's in kent. Early sunday morning A21 Westerham turn off to Southborough, reccy one way, turn around and V-max Southborough to Westerham turn off.

1 mile downhill section that usually has a tail wind has added 10mph to quoted top speed of one bike I had that came a little over geared.

I've heard all of this from a friend of course, including doing the 9 miles in just over 3 minutes on that road on a ZZR1100.

bass gt3

4,912 posts

118 months

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smack said:
Hitting VMax on a bike is a piece of piss. Doing extended high speeds on a bike, is hard work and physically draining.


This. Yesterdays run saw a maintained speed of 230- 268 kph for 20 minutes!. Easy to get there, keeping it there is another matter. And fuel don't last long either.
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