Skip to comments.Police track down motorcyclist clocked at 200 km/h (Montreal)
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
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Keep yer stick on the asphalt..
125 mph isn’t reall all that fast on the right sport bike
reall = really
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.
At 125 he had to have at least to gears left.
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.
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.
125mph isn’t much on a Ducati or some of the behemoths these days. 175 - 200 would be news.
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.
Yes any mechanical failure on a bike (and especially tires) is so much more potentially dangerous.
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.
I used to do 100+ mph on my motorcycle in the desert east of Palm Springs.....................
” 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.
Did that on a Kaw Concours once. Early Sunday morning, and 6 miles of brand-new concrete. Hadn't even been striped yet.
WhoTF wrote this? Some zombie watching World Cup?
Easy to do. A good bike does that no sweat. I’ve had several that coul...I mean, Hey! Who does such a thing??!!
It’s not the “back to zero” that kills ya, it’s the HOW you get back to zero.
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.
Reel at 11...
Heck my BMW R1200RT touring bike will run at 200 kiks all day. Not that I ever would, of course.
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.
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.
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