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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 09-06-2014, 11:34 AM Thread Starter
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What's the fastest you've had your M1200 to? I know it lists 150 mph for the top speed. I curious what the real top speed is?

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I've only ever done the posted speed limit. But if I had to venture a guess I would say the 1200 pulls hard up until the upper 130's. Once you hit 140-ish, the lack of aerodynamics becomes a huge factor and acceleration slows down quite a bit. Going over 150 is possible, but the climb from 140-150 seems to take as long as the 0-140. lol

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I hit 125 in 5th not close to red line

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post #4 of 37 (permalink) Old 09-08-2014, 04:58 PM
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I did 151 in 5th with both red shift lights on


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I've seen 151 in 6th on the track numerous times. Wind blast at that point is almost ripping my head off though. I think that some sort of fairing would likely increase top speed to 160.
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147mph today read on for the boring bits.

Ok big guy here 6'2" and 230 with a backpack and shark raw helmet on (not great for aerodynamics) and I had a good spot to test speed today out by lake mead there is a nice stretch that I have hit 185 multiple times on my zx10R.

I must say that it didn't feel good, in fact a bit scary much more than my ZX at 185 when I hit 100 even lol. The wind blast is just insane and the backpack and helmet didn't help.

I hit 120 a couple times then came back by and gave it a nice long run and was at 147 and I am pretty sure I could have edged on up to 150 but man it was really scary like not sure if I could stay on the road or keep my facemask on and I didn't want to push my luck anymore.

It feels great from 0-80 in curves but it's definitely not my choice for high speed!
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At a wind-free day at the track Monday, I was able to wring 155 out of the beast before needing to hit the brakes. Got the ABS in Sport going crazy in the front to make the first corner. Also found that the exhaust butterfly valve drags in hard right handers...also the peg. Seemed like peg and knee touch about the same time.
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post #9 of 37 (permalink) Old 09-18-2014, 04:52 PM
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without a small fairing , it is difficult to hold the bike straight at over 185 km/h.
I hope an after market co will come up with a decent small fairing , style like the S4R .

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post #10 of 37 (permalink) Old 12-27-2014, 09:34 AM
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I did 150 mph on a flat road and into a crosswind and it was unpleasant. Without a windscreen and fairing, the turbulence made it no fun, and I was pretty much over it and forever satisfied.

Buuuut... just now on Christmas day I had a wide-open stretch going downhill (maybe 1-2%) and a perfect 10 mph tailwind. I got up to 150 fast and easy and held on until I saw 160. And it was much nicer than my previous time; the air turbulence was not nearly as bad. I guess that tailwind made all the difference. It felt like I had 20 more HP. It was a pretty awesome day.
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