Or trooper Loney's math.
I agree. I actually (stupid) street-raced bikes a fair amount until (emarassingly) recently.
Motorcycles are EXTREMELY fast at accelleration . . . power to weight ratio being dramatically above that of a car.
Hence, 0-60 times in the 2.5 second range is common.
BUT bikes (actually the rider) is an aero-dynamic nightmare. Hence, top speed is often less than extreme automobiles.
I frequently hit 160, 170 mph. But I doubt 205.
Oh, and full leather/kevlars will protect you if you lay your bike down over 100 mph . . . . assuming you hit nothing (that is the big assumption). . . . you just skid along the highway, bouncing along. I, alas, know this, also.
A Suzki Hayabusa can do almost 200mph STOCK. It would not take much to get 205 out of it. Sorry RUBs, your Harleys ARE NOT the baddest bikes on the streets.
If he really timed the guy as reported, it is indeed 205 mph.
5280 feet/17.56 secs (calculated mile time)= 300.683FPS (Feet Per Second) X .6818 (3600/5280)=205.006MPH.