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Offline Hoozdis

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Top Speed
« on: November 23, 2018, 04:13:48 AM »
Anyone ever hit the top speed on their TEA?  What was it?

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Re: Top Speed
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2018, 12:21:34 PM »
130 indicated with more to go.
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Re: Top Speed
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2018, 12:57:05 PM »
Isn't it limited in 5th & 6th by the ECU to 139mph / 224kmh?
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Re: Top Speed
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2018, 02:42:50 PM »
An indicated 133 on two occasions (both on a disused runway - not a public road! :164:) on my 2018 XCA.  On both occasions I felt there may have been a little more if more distance had been available.  However, at that speed the bike was starting to feel a little unstable and slight crosswinds were affecting it. 

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Re: Top Speed
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2018, 03:19:44 PM »
There is more to go.......indicated 144 with an empty Givi E52 Maxia on the back

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Re: Top Speed
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2018, 04:20:22 PM »
*Originally Posted by Hoozdis [+]
Anyone ever hit the top speed on their TEA?  What was it?
Who cares what the top speed is? The TEX is not that kind of bike.   :164:
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Re: Top Speed
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2018, 06:28:00 PM »
A GPS recorded 219kmph/136mph on my 2013 Tex

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Re: Top Speed
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2018, 04:10:26 AM »
Top speed has never been the rush for me on this bike.....0-100mph is my rush, it happens very fast :-)
That said, I hit 130+ once and it didn't feel real smooth so I backed off. Maybe it was due to the top case.

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Re: Top Speed
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2018, 04:13:26 AM »
*Originally Posted by FredJ9 [+]
Top speed has never been the rush for me on this bike.....0-100mph is my rush, it happens very fast :-)
That said, I hit 130+ once and it didn't feel real smooth so I backed off. Maybe it was due to the top case.
Others have said that the aerodynamics are not good over 100 mph. The front end tends to get light.
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Re: Top Speed
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2018, 10:29:52 AM »
Never tested it and dont intend to, the bikes not a racer and never will be buts that not what I purchased it for. If I had wanted bonkers speed I would have gone for something like a BMW S1000RR but touring 2up on one of those is? well painfull.

Even with parts of the Autobahn in Germany having no speed restrictions, the Roads are so cluttered most of the time that keeping at a constant 130km/h is a problem and the Nuerburgring is not my thing.

Back in the 80s I had a Kawasaki GPZ900R which was at that time one of the fastest bikes in a straight line, it would hit 270km/h on a clear bit of Autobahn but wo if a car pulled out 2km in front!!!!! and I had AP Lockheed Racing Brakes fitted. Looking back now I dont know how I managed to survive!

 


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