Top speed of supermotos?

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25/03/2005 at 12:09
What kind of top end would you expect from a 500-650cc supermoto if you tinker with the sprockets?
I DO realise that this kinda bike isn't built for speed but i'm just interested to see how fast people get them...........and also to work out if my speedo is buggered or not!
25/03/2005 at 12:11
Kitefighter wrote
What kind of top end would you expect from a 500-650cc supermoto if you tinker with the sprockets?
I DO realise that this kinda bike isn't built for speed but i'm just interested to see how fast people get them...........and also to work out if my speedo is buggered or not!



Mate, your lucky if 50 % of peeps on here have speedos.......

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25/03/2005 at 12:32
Anteater wrote
Mate, your lucky if 50 % of peeps on here have speedos.......


I've no idea what you mean, officer

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25/03/2005 at 12:34
Supermotos have speedos?

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25/03/2005 at 12:40
Yeah i realise that too.

So those or you who have speedos......

I'm riding a Husky SM610R. The speedo is driven by the front wheel and the bike is designed to run the 17" wheels that i'm using. Its a Husky speedo that was fitted to the bike when i bought it but i've no idea if its the one the bike was suppied with when it was new or even if the bike came with a speedo when new.
So the speedo has 200kmph on the clock (about 127mph????) and it runs off the clock. I'd be amazed if it was this fast. I'm used to riding big sports bikes and ok the Husky does feel quick but i put that down to lack of aerodynamics and upright riding position.
Most speedos are inaccurate anyway. My TL1000R read 175mph flat out and GSXR750 180mph so it could just be that i suppose.

Could the speedo be from a different husky with Enduro wheels maybe?
25/03/2005 at 12:49
I managed to get 111mph out of my KTM 625, that was with an Akrapovic end can on and standard sprockets.
25/03/2005 at 13:05
I got 165mph out of my YZ400F two weeks ago, but the trailtech speedo still needs calibrating.

Dunno; on a race track Iddon was clocked at 127ish I think???

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25/03/2005 at 13:06
hi there
i have a husky 610 and have seen over 120 on speedo with
different gearing
usually geared for about 100 though much more fun :burnout:
hth


chris
25/03/2005 at 13:43
huskyjack wrote
hi there
i have a husky 610 and have seen over 120 on speedo with
different gearing
usually geared for about 100 though much more fun :burnout:
hth


chris


It might well be right then huh? Shes fitted with an Akrapovic titainium system along with airbox mods so it could be right enough.

Its the first bike i've owned where i need to think about where i'm going and then change the sprockets to suit.
Like Chris said its much more fun with the husky topping out at 90/100mph but then a 30mile run on the open road is a total nip! The way its set up just now i can cruise at about 80/90mph without sreaming the tits of it but 5th and 6th gear aint very responsive
I guess i need a road bike now too!
25/03/2005 at 14:03
Kitefighter wrote
It might well be right then huh? Shes fitted with an Akrapovic titainium system along with airbox mods so it could be right enough.

Its the first bike i've owned where i need to think about where i'm going and then change the sprockets to suit.
Like Chris said its much more fun with the husky topping out at 90/100mph but then a 30mile run on the open road is a total nip! The way its set up just now i can cruise at about 80/90mph without sreaming the tits of it but 5th and 6th gear aint very responsive
I guess i need a road bike now too!


Sounds like you need a Highland mate
Mine will cruise easy at a ton+ with it just tickling the max torque rpm range
It's just had its first service and ecu reprogrammed and apparantly it's even quicker.
I shall pick it up tomorrow and see


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25/03/2005 at 14:05
Dunno, mebbe 120?

I seem to remember reading in John Robinsons about his hillclimb CR500 where he said the theoretical top speed of it should be about 127 mph.

Fucked if I would want to ride my KX at that speed cos it gets a tad twichy at about 90.
25/03/2005 at 14:07
PokenH00D wrote
Sounds like you need a Highland mate
Mine will cruise easy at a ton+ with it just tickling the max torque rpm range



Yeah but the title says Top speed of supermotos?
25/03/2005 at 14:44
PokenH00D wrote
Sounds like you need a Highland mate
Mine will cruise easy at a ton+ with it just tickling the max torque rpm range
It's just had its first service and ecu reprogrammed and apparantly it's even quicker.
I shall pick it up tomorrow and see


I know nothing about Highland bikes at all. Infact i don't know if i've even seen one before.
Think i'm gonna buy a Superduke when i get back from Zimbabwe. I'm taking a test drive of both the Superduke and the SM950 in 3weeks time.
I'm almost wishing my holidays away!!!!
25/03/2005 at 14:59
My XR650 with 17" wheels (with present gearing 15/46) will do about 95-100mph absolutely flat out.

My trailtech (which is calibrated) says my max speed so far is 96mph.

The engine feels happy if I keep it sub 90mph and spend most time up to about 80-85mph. It still accelerates quickly though. Could go to 15/42 and get about 105-110mph but I want to keep the quick acceleration I have. I tried 15/45 but I prefer 15/46 gearing and lots of go through the gears.

All high speeds attained on an old piece of private land.

Tim

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25/03/2005 at 15:03
demographic wrote
Yeah but the title says Top speed of supermotos?




Supermoto enough to race in the NORA series


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25/03/2005 at 15:06
I get about 105mph out of an 04 640 LC4 with an Akrapovic system on 17:42 and the same with 16:42 gearing.
25/03/2005 at 15:07
Kitefighter wrote
I know nothing about Highland bikes at all. Infact i don't know if i've even seen one before.
Think i'm gonna buy a Superduke when i get back from Zimbabwe. I'm taking a test drive of both the Superduke and the SM950 in 3weeks time.
I'm almost wishing my holidays away!!!!


Very rare piece of equipment mate. They are what the KTM 950SM aspires to be, but won't for a couple of years
950 cc fuel injected vee-twin SuperMoto


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25/03/2005 at 15:10
Lets face it guys theres a few things were missing here,just how many times do you go flat out?,and i know kitefighter must be using that hill down off the dava moor to get 127mph out of a husky .But this is the real prob unless you have you speed clocked on a pukka timing lights etc then its all boll$£ks as its just indicated speed which is worth nothing ,but does make you feel good
25/03/2005 at 15:28
woody604 wrote
Lets face it guys theres a few things were missing here,just how many times do you go flat out?,and i know kitefighter must be using that hill down off the dava moor to get 127mph out of a husky .But this is the real prob unless you have you speed clocked on a pukka timing lights etc then its all boll$£ks as its just indicated speed which is worth nothing ,but does make you feel good



You've totally missed the point mate! This isn't a 'my bikes faster than your bike' post!!! I'm just interested to know how fast peoples motos go flat out. I know that not what these bikes are about and i know its not something folk do often. I just wanted to know if my speedo worked correctly.

Should have just used the GPS in the first place.
25/03/2005 at 15:36
PokenH00D wrote
Supermoto enough to race in the NORA series


Aye but the bar is set pretty low, wasn't there a bloke racing a Triumph in it a while ago



























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