My F3 top speed - measured 253.6kph
There's another thread on here about a youtube clip showing 278kph on the speedo but it's untested, so I thought I should start a new one since my result was measured today.
We have an annual motorbike 1/4 mile standing and flying event here. It's a bit of fun to raise money for the annual Cliffhanger hillclimb. I do the Hillclimb too! Sadly last year a rider died but it's expected to go ahead again.
So, wad dah she do?
Me; 10.92 secs standing start and the flying was true 253.6 kph.
Standing starts were first and to be honest it was raining, soaking wet road so I expected a poor result. Funny thing was my first attempt turned out to be my best at 10.92 which was only beaten by the three Hayabusa riders, ZX12R and an R1. I beat a couple of GSXR600 and CBR600RR and Daytona 675 To be fair the Daytona was a 2006 model with a young inexperienced rider.
Soon the sun came out, roads dried but my times slipped to 11.1s ?? Go figure. The QS worked fantastic, I had concerns under full power it might miss 1st to 2nd but it never missed a beat.
Sadly, and I'm probably to blame, it's a bitch of a bike to get a good launch.
I had fun in the flying quarters though. Each run with a better result. I saw 274kph first attempt (246kph measured) but later got to get it tapped out in 6th bouncing off the rev limiter before tripping the first timing light. Can't do much better than that.
So my actual results each run were; 246kph, 248, 249.7 (argh! that annoyed me). Then I saw 280kph on the speedo so I knew the next run was a winner. Optimistic speedo but it was a true 253.6kph (157.58mph). I won the 600 class and beat a few of the big boys. Again it was Hayabusas doing 293+kph runs and an R1 did 293 as well and ZX10 up there somewhere.
The start of the flyings leads you into a left hander before the long straight and taking this bend at about 240kph well leaned over was a blast.
So now I know, flat out is with 280 on the dial and only a miserable real 253 kph. Still I entered my Daytona in 2007 and only got 249kph. Although it was near new and still had a tight motor.
Now to find time for a track day.
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Last edited by MV in NZ; 11-04-2012 at 01:18 AM.