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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran
Something is badly wrong with this story.

Or trooper Loney's math.

10 posted on 09/21/2004 9:49:40 AM PDT by ladtx ( "Remember your regiment and follow your officers." Captain Charles May, 2d Dragoons, 9 May 1846)
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To: ladtx

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.


39 posted on 09/21/2004 9:58:02 AM PDT by MeanWestTexan
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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.


57 posted on 09/21/2004 10:03:14 AM PDT by FNG
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To: ladtx
Or trooper Loney's math

If he really timed the guy as reported, it is indeed 205 mph.

132 posted on 09/21/2004 10:43:58 AM PDT by r9etb
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4.39 seconds over a measured 1/4 mile is indeed 205MPH.

5280 feet/17.56 secs (calculated mile time)= 300.683FPS (Feet Per Second) X .6818 (3600/5280)=205.006MPH.

143 posted on 09/21/2004 10:52:17 AM PDT by Old Professer (The Truth always gets lost in the Noise.)
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