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Offline Harry H

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Maxed out
on: January 10, 2013, 04:43:09 PM
I've never actually got round to maxing out the CT and not likely to get much chance over the next few weeks. :013:

So what's the top speed from those that have made the effort ??

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Offline grahew

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Re: Maxed out
Reply #1 on: January 10, 2013, 04:45:59 PM
140mph but ran out of road :005: given more road 150 plus :007:

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Offline Doc

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Re: Maxed out
Reply #2 on: January 10, 2013, 05:02:59 PM
The limiter stopped me, but I can't remember what was on the clock - 229kph I think  :005:

German Autobahns are useful sometimes.

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Re: Maxed out
Reply #3 on: January 10, 2013, 05:12:49 PM
146mph and still going up :192:

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Offline Allroadtoad

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Re: Maxed out
Reply #4 on: January 10, 2013, 05:30:17 PM
On the odometer in Germany  I had a maximum of 253 km/h, which is about 157 mls/h, without the panniers (BIG DIFFERENCE!!!) but luckily my Garmin was more realistic: appr. 146 mls/hr. Not bad, a GS comes nowhere near that...
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Offline Harry H

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Re: Maxed out
Reply #5 on: January 10, 2013, 05:50:47 PM
I've always thought the engine felt strong enough to rev out in top

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Offline Telbert

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Re: Maxed out
Reply #6 on: January 10, 2013, 06:40:20 PM
I could have sworn that early road testers said the Crosstourer was restricted to 130mph as there were stability issues at high speeds with the panniers fitted. Either Honda have had a change of heart  :028: or there are some highly tuned speedos out there  :038:

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Re: Maxed out
Reply #7 on: January 10, 2013, 08:13:39 PM
*Originally Posted by Telbert [+]
I could have sworn that early road testers said the Crosstourer was restricted to 130mph as there were stability issues at high speeds with the panniers fitted. Either Honda have had a change of heart  :028: or there are some highly tuned speedos out there  :038:

The CT speedo is almost 10% fast telbert (as are most jap bikes) and I didn't have my panniers on at the time

At an indicated 146mph my GPS was reading only 131mph but i was sat bolt upright with the touring screen fitted so feel there was plenty more left and Allroadtoad STATED his GPS reading was 146mph in his post

As an aside there were labels on the panniers, topbox and touring screen when new that prohibited their use at 130KPH (80 mph) they just need to have their arses covered in case anything happens

Ian


 



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