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TromboneAl 08-01-2009 08:14 AM

Fastest you've ever gone on a MOTORCYCLE
I went 100 MPH on the back of my college roommate's Honda 350.

HFWR 08-01-2009 08:50 AM

Maybe 110 on a 650 Yamaha. Insanity...

Martha 08-01-2009 08:52 AM

90 on my Ninja. Where is Rich "speed ticket" in Tampa?

Stevewc 08-01-2009 09:05 AM

125 on a Honda 750, back in the early 70's.
I was headed into a curve at night, got scared and shut her down at that point.
Don't think I would try it today. Chicken maybe - don't really feel bullet prove these days :coolsmiley: !!!

Rustward 08-01-2009 09:09 AM


bbbamI 08-01-2009 09:21 AM

One up on a 1450 HD...85 mph a couple of months ago. Didn't know we were going that fast until DH told me later....

Rich_by_the_Bay 08-01-2009 09:28 AM

113+ (too scared to look at the speedo again)
4 Corners, Utah
Stupidest thing ever done. The world was a time warp.

Rambler 08-01-2009 10:02 AM

Wimpy 100cc Suzuki went all of 60mph, flat out.


kumquat 08-01-2009 10:06 AM

Honda 750, 120ish

ProspectiveBum 08-01-2009 10:10 AM

140 mph indicated (so maybe 120-125 mph) on a Suzuki Katana 600 on a freshly-paved downhill stretch of the 118 freeway in LA. At night. I were a bright boy. :uglystupid:

CyclingInvestor 08-01-2009 11:15 AM

117 mph southbound on the 405 (Inglewood exit) on my Honda Nighthawk in the early 1980's back when I was invulnerable.

Westernskies 08-01-2009 11:23 AM

Fastest I've ever gone OFF a MOTORCYCLE was about 50mph. Made a believer out of me when the doctor told me that I didn't have sense enough to ride a motorcycle...and probably wouldn't see my 21st birthday if I continued...

W2R 08-01-2009 11:57 AM

About 55-60 mph riding on the back of a boyfriend's motorcycle back in the 1960's.

Wally 08-01-2009 12:32 PM


I went 100 MPH on the back of my college roommate's Honda 350.
Geez....was probably cranking about 10,000 rpm. Must have felt like riding a huge electric razor.

jambo101 08-01-2009 01:15 PM

In a fit of madness and a boringly straight road i managed to get to around 150mph on my brothers 1200cc Suzuki Bandit. Went something like this.
YouTube - Bandit 1200s Top Speed Run

ScooterGuy 08-01-2009 03:13 PM

85 on a 2003 Suzuki Burgman AN650, on a Pennsylvania Interstate (age 65). Then I did about 62 on a 35-marked road in the New Jersey Pine Barrens, resulting in a skid, spill, over-the-handlebars & 7 busted ribs plus a cracked vertebrae (age 67). I just converted it over to an Insta-Trike.

But I'm still riding, and DW still wants to come out with me, riding pillion. Strange girl!

Sam 08-01-2009 10:48 PM

Pathetic 90. My Honda could do more, but I couldn't.

How do you guys hang on to the bike at speed over 100? Confidently, of course.


Sam 08-01-2009 10:51 PM


Originally Posted by Rambler (Post 840871)
Wimpy 100cc Suzuki went all of 60mph, flat out.


Actually, that's quite impressive for 100cc bike. You must have the wind on your back, or may be slightly downhill?


Ronstar 08-02-2009 05:38 AM

Only been a motorcycle a few times, and that was 30 years ago - maybe 60 mph was tops

Walt34 08-02-2009 05:57 AM

~120 on a Yamaha 650 in the early '70s. MD Rt. 340 westbound west of Frederick, MD. Lying on the tank to reduce wind resistance and hanging on for dear life to keep from being blown off the seat. But I just HAD to know what the top end was. Of course, when you're 22 you're invulnerable.

A few months ago, 85 or so on a Suzuki C90T. I-81, the speedometer is on the tank so I have to look down to see it and the tachometer is up higher. No traffic, early afternoon, just cruising along at about 3,600 rpm and looked at the speedo - YIKES!

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