View Full Version : Measured top speed of 283kph on RSV-F.

09-26-2004, 09:09 PM
Kiwi-M5 (Or "Dean the Bastard!" to his mates) went to a drag meeting and top speed meeting on the weekend.

He got one of the highest measured top speeds, and the highest RSV top speed of 283kph (175.8mph).

There was no wind at all.

Interestingly enough his V Max reading was also 283kph.

The bike has cored pipes, a home made Evo style airbox, an evo filter, flapper, 5.0.2 map 2 and standard gearing.

Not bad eh!

He would have gone faster, except he had a 35kg tail weight holding his numberplate to the bike (Don't ask!)

By the way, Sport Bike Mag just did an article on speedo accuracy usiny DYNO testing and GPS testing and all the bikes were 10-15% out. The ONLY bike that was accurate was the Aprilia.

In this case a Tuone. It was only 3% out, and they said this was because it wore 180 section tires instead of the stock 190 that it came out on. All other bikes were on stock tires and gearing.

Twin Power
09-26-2004, 09:46 PM
So if we change the gearing or the tire size, will it effect the accuracy?

09-26-2004, 09:55 PM
changing gearing wont effect it as it reads off the rear wheel.

But tire size can make a minor difference. Not noticeable though!

09-27-2004, 02:47 AM
and 11.51 for the 1/4 mile but suspect that wasnt the best as I only had two runs and stuffed up the starts both times :(

Anyone else done 1/4 mile times? Interested in what my target range should be as we have more time trials in November.

09-27-2004, 08:16 AM
what happened on the launch?

wheelie, wheelie, wheelie, shit, shit, ok now we are going?

what gearing do you have on the bike?

got me an idea for you :)

Felix Da Cat
09-27-2004, 04:49 PM
Best I managed was 12.11, can't remember the trap speed. I will check. I only did about 4 runs and also couldn't launch for shit. Front kept coming up.

In my defence for the bad quarter mile time, we are at 1700m ASL and I weigh 105kg fully kitted with a 45 strapped to my side (no kidding - I dragged with the gun, I was just hanging out and decide the run it down the strip :rolleyes: :D ).

09-27-2004, 04:54 PM
if you have shortened your gearing from stock try a 2nd gear launch, hold it at 7000rpm and slip the clutch, you know you will have got it right when the front wheel pops up about 1 foot off the ground and stays there from 2nd-4th

i have got the holeshot from the 3rd row doing that exact thing:cool:

Felix Da Cat
09-27-2004, 05:08 PM
At the time it was stock gearing. Thanks for the tip though, I will try it when I eventually get the bike back on the road.

PS. Do you have a rear and front brake lever for me? ;) :D How much?

09-27-2004, 06:30 PM
Hey Aaron

Kiwi-M5s gearing is standard.

Would you do the 7000rmp 2nd gear starts with a 15/42 combo?

09-27-2004, 07:25 PM
i was using 15/42 gearing and it launches awesome!

you do have to be good on the clutch to keep the front wheel hovering just off the ground. it saves a gearshift straight away and by the time you have the clutch all the way out it wont bog in 3rd either :cool:

09-27-2004, 07:53 PM
holeshot from third row-- shut up that is impossible on the mille!

:D :D :angel:

john in sweden
10-03-2004, 05:39 PM
Hi !
i also tried the top speed earlier this year and it was also 283Km/h ,, and i dont got more than open standard pipeīs and a open airfilter,,,strd,gearing.
in the beginning i didnīt belived it but as i can see now i should.

regards from sweden

10-04-2004, 06:01 PM
I have seen 172 with 16\42 gearing, it was still climbing. I just ran out of road.

Felt like it would go to 180 but then again...

FYI I am 70kg fully kitted.

10-05-2004, 12:03 AM
Originally posted by mossback
FYI I am 70kg fully kitted.

70kg.... struth CC's penis is bigger than you Mossback! :D :p:

10-05-2004, 01:34 AM
bigger than me not bigger than mine; 'struth

(according to my girl):D :banana:

10-05-2004, 02:48 AM
Ok guys I saw 179mph at the IOM this year - that was on the climb up the mountain & was about the only opportunity I had to take a good look at the speedo, she wasn't revving out as I was running her on taller gearing for the course. I'm sure she will have been pulling more on the run down from Creg ny Ba, but I didn't have the inclination to take a look - all I know is that she was hitting the limiter on this and other sections.
She surprised a couple of R1's and Gixxer1000's but I put that down to their riders not 'riding' the bike if you know what I mean - coz there is no way I should normally be able to outdrag those guys on a circuit like that.

10-05-2004, 02:55 AM
I'll see if I can find a photo of the actual top end recorded, the previous one was taken during a stop at windy corner.

10-05-2004, 04:04 PM
Impressive top end you have there Alice...

And obviously an impressive Bottom end you have Mossback :D