Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
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New personal top speed record, gotta love Germany
If there is one thing everyone knows about Germany, it is that much of the highway system has no speed limit. A guy straddling a severely unbalanced power:weight ratio could really get to liking that.
I hit 282km/h (about 174mph) on the speedo last week (and yes, the fact that it was 100% legal made it that much more enjoyable). Not surprisingly, I ran out of safe running room before the bike ran out of oomph. She coulda gone faster. If memory serves, I was somewhere just over 9k rpm, but honestly I don't know becuz I had my eyes focused as far ahead of me as my depth perception would let me look.
This bike is ridiculous, I am officially addicted. I know that becuz of tire flex and instrument inaccuracy and all that, that I probably wasn't truly going that fast, but good god, Hunter S. Thompson was right. Faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death.
2006 Black Edition SP2
- Stickerless black...giggity
- Assorted stone chips
- Multicolor bug splats, updated weekly
- Custom boot scratches and crash marks on the tailpiece
- Scuffed bar weights & brake lever from asphalt acrobatics
- Road grime under the fender and tail
- Leo Vince exhaust
- Otherwise OEM, not gonna make BOTY any time soon
HOE-LEE SHEE-YIT, the TORQUE!!!