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On I-25 (translated to Californese that would be The I-25) we got frontage roads on either side out in the middle of the prairie in hay pasture country. Not what you call scenic or technical riding. Nonetheless I been waiting to make use of the obvious benefits of a straight stretch of good asphalt with no traffic and no intersections on one side and only a few tractor and RV dealerships dotting the other, all closed on Sunday. Yesterday was Sunday.

So the red bike will provide me with a pretty much maximum speed of 112 mph sustained. That floats around 4 grand and while that is working it is reliably available. I am throwing darts but I think that I am not going to ever see a buck twenty on this thing, without taking a 112 mile an hour motor and stuffing it full of 100 dollar bills. We'll see. I'm prone to overthinking and underestimating.

Don't get me wrong. I'm satisfied and not inclined to play doctor. 112 is very respectable in my book for a lumbering battleship out of the box.

Oh yeah, so I have pipes. Other than that stock. Now that I have a good road to play on I'll run the traps with the other bolt ons sitting in the shed.

Plus, blowing past interstate traffic like they are sitting still is a bonus to any serious scientific enquiry.

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I had my XR with the wife in tow doing 90 mph in 6th gear going up a pretty steep incline coming up out of NC and heading back in to TN on I-26 and still had plenty of throttle left to go. Found a whole new appreciation for the power and smoothness of the X bikes. Mine is stock as well except for some re-cored pipes (for now).

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Blasted my XR to 95 while climbing onto the 101 freeway in Phoenix, wife on the back. Was getting sick of the local wise-asses always trying to be first and thought I'd educate them that it takes a fast car to be quicker than a bike. Rowed into 6 just a few lengths from the entrance, and looked down to see the needle clocking toward 100 like it meant business.

"Holy s#!t," said I. "We're going 95 already!"

"No!" said the wife. She's used to me taking off like a bat out of hell, but other than the pull during acceleration she had no clue we were that far above normal cruising speed.

Them's good bikes to be sure.

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here's a pic of my GPS showing max speed of 116. Speedo was bouncing around at 120- this was before pipes & powercommander, when the rev limiter was bumped up.
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I find all x-bikes get a little twitchy over 80mph. Wouldn't want to be going 100mph + and hit a pebble sending the bike into tank slapping oscillation.


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I find all x-bikes get a little twitchy over 80mph. Wouldn't want to be going 100mph + and hit a pebble sending the bike into tank slapping oscillation.


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Yeah, mine's smooth as glass at 90. I don't even really hold the grips when I'm riding the slab with the cruise on. Change lanes with my ass and legs (shifting weight).

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Mine was also smooth as can be at 90 and I rode at that speed for about 20 minutes. If yours is twitchy then you may have a tire out of balance or something.

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