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Police track down motorcyclist clocked at 200 km/h (Montreal)
The Gazette ^ | 07/11/2014 | ANNE SUTHERLAND

Posted on 07/11/2014 10:28:00 AM PDT by aimhigh

A motorcyclist going in excess of 200 kilometres an hour on Highway 40 was tracked down at his Laval home Friday after he evaded police.

Sûrété du Québec officers noticed the speedster at 3 a.m. near Côte-de-Liesse Rd. and went after him with their lights flashing and siren blaring. The motorcyclist refused to pull over and continued west

(Excerpt) Read more at montrealgazette.com ...


TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: montreal; motorcycle
200 kph = 125 mhp. It's hard to imagine maintaining control at that speed. Must have been a nice, level road.
1 posted on 07/11/2014 10:28:00 AM PDT by aimhigh
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To: aimhigh

Keep yer stick on the asphalt..


2 posted on 07/11/2014 10:31:10 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: aimhigh

125 mph isn’t reall all that fast on the right sport bike


3 posted on 07/11/2014 10:32:36 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: V_TWIN

reall = really


4 posted on 07/11/2014 10:33:04 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: aimhigh

not a big deal. lots of bone stock bikes can do 0-125 mph and back to 0 in under 25 seconds.


5 posted on 07/11/2014 10:33:28 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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not a big deal. lots of bone stock bikes can do 0-125 mph and back to 0 in under 25 seconds.

It's the "back to zero" that'll kill ya.

6 posted on 07/11/2014 10:34:20 AM PDT by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: aimhigh

At 125 he had to have at least to gears left.


7 posted on 07/11/2014 10:34:53 AM PDT by cork (Gun control = hitting what you aim at)
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To: V_TWIN

True. I used to work WERA and AMA races at Road Atlanta as a track safety official. 200 KPH is nothing for the super bikes.


8 posted on 07/11/2014 10:36:16 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: V_TWIN

Agree but the degree of risk really is depending on the road condition, surroundings, traffic count, etc.

Not at all familiar with the area but it probably doesn’t look like the Bonneville salt flats.


9 posted on 07/11/2014 10:37:11 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: aimhigh

125mph isn’t much on a Ducati or some of the behemoths these days. 175 - 200 would be news.


10 posted on 07/11/2014 10:40:39 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: aimhigh
Ghost Rider in Sweden claims 353 kph. That's 219mph.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTdStgg0x8w

11 posted on 07/11/2014 10:42:30 AM PDT by South40 (Hillary Clinton was a "great secretary of state". - Texas Governor Rick Perry)
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To: Fido969
6 pot rotors,Brembo ceramic brakes...stop on a dime and give change to the homless.
12 posted on 07/11/2014 10:43:22 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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125 mph is plenty fast when you only have two tires. I had the H-D up to 95 mph once (fastest I ever went on it) and began to sense the beginning of a high speed wobble. My pucker factor went off the chart for a few seconds.


13 posted on 07/11/2014 10:44:55 AM PDT by beelzepug (You can't fix a broken washing machine by washing more expensive clothes in it.)
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To: beelzepug

Yes any mechanical failure on a bike (and especially tires) is so much more potentially dangerous.


14 posted on 07/11/2014 10:46:01 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: aimhigh

I worked with a guy who used to drive his desmodromic Ducati at speeds over 140 mph on Texas highways.

125 for a bike today is very easy.


15 posted on 07/11/2014 10:46:59 AM PDT by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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To: aimhigh

I used to do 100+ mph on my motorcycle in the desert east of Palm Springs.....................


16 posted on 07/11/2014 10:51:08 AM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,759 threads and 85,158 replies...............)
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To: beelzepug; nascarnation

” I had the H-D up to 95 mph once”

That’s why I said what I said, I have an HD that weighs 800 lbs. Had it to 100 mph, yeah it was fast enough but it wasn’t freaking me out or anything.

As far as degree of risk, I was taught reaction time is your friend, faster you go the less you have and the worse things can get. There’s a lot to be said for doing the posted speed limit on a scooter.


17 posted on 07/11/2014 10:52:11 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: V_TWIN
125 mph isn’t reall all that fast on the right sport bike

Did that on a Kaw Concours once. Early Sunday morning, and 6 miles of brand-new concrete. Hadn't even been striped yet.

18 posted on 07/11/2014 10:58:25 AM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: tacticalogic
WOW! 200!

WhoTF wrote this? Some zombie watching World Cup?

19 posted on 07/11/2014 11:00:11 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (The GOP is dying. What do we do now?)
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To: aimhigh

Easy to do. A good bike does that no sweat. I’ve had several that coul...I mean, Hey! Who does such a thing??!!


20 posted on 07/11/2014 11:16:51 AM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: Fido969

It’s not the “back to zero” that kills ya, it’s the HOW you get back to zero.


21 posted on 07/11/2014 11:17:37 AM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: beelzepug
I had the H-D up to 95 mph once...

Got my Kawasaki 1600 up to 115 mph. Would have been faster without the windshield, I'm sure. Didn't do it again, though. No sense poking the luck bear.

22 posted on 07/11/2014 11:57:57 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the libs say we are.)
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To: V_TWIN

For real.

Reel at 11...


23 posted on 07/11/2014 12:32:16 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: V_TWIN

Heck my BMW R1200RT touring bike will run at 200 kiks all day. Not that I ever would, of course.


24 posted on 07/11/2014 12:47:49 PM PDT by Afterguard (Liberals will let you do nything you want, as long as it's mandatory.)
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To: TangoLimaSierra

Got my not so stock H-D 1700 up to at least 110 mph a few times. Prob could go faster if I downshift to 5th. Not the most stable platform at those speeds though.

Before the H-D, had my stock Honda RC51 up to 145 mph twice (I-95 & Belt Parkway in NY) Very stable. Too stable actually. Took a bit of effort to change lanes. I can see why the pros need to hang off their bikes to turn.

Before the RC51, I had a Honda off road only XR650R that I tinkered with (higher compression pistons, hotter cams, taller gearing). Bumped the top speed up a bit. Maxed out at 115 mph on the FDR Drive in Manhattan on knobby tires. Got up to speed quickly and was pretty stable... But wow did those brakes seem nonexistent when I grabbed a fistful. I thought it had great brakes up until that point!

Before the XR, had a mostly stock Suzuki 800cc cruiser that had no trouble burying the speedo at 120 mph when new. Only mods were an opened up air box and rejetting. As the years went on, it could barely break 100 mph. Oddly it regularly spun rod bearings at 10k mile intervals requiring new cranks & rods each time.

I’m too old to break 100 mph these days. At least not while riding in NYC.


25 posted on 07/11/2014 1:17:54 PM PDT by OA5599
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To: aimhigh

I’ve been 180+mph 3 times, 170+mph dozens of times, and 160+ more than I can remember. Used to do trackdays on my R1 years ago. Now I have a ZRX1200 that’s good up to about 130mph.


26 posted on 07/11/2014 1:25:58 PM PDT by 3boysdad (The very elect.)
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To: aimhigh

Autoroute 40 runs right thru Montreal, and is bumpy in parts. I have been on the road a few times...and max speed on it is 80-90 k (50-55 mph). Lucky he didn’t a pothole or bridge connection


27 posted on 07/11/2014 3:19:04 PM PDT by DisorderOnBorder (Haley Barbour rather work for drug cartels than Americans)
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