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post #1 of 5 Old 06-15-2014, 02:02 PM Thread Starter
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Sunday Am Suzuki GSXR 1300

This morning I took out the 1300 , for my ride up to Culver City , for my Sunday morning biker get together. After a beautiful wheelie on PCH , through 3 gears, I got on the 110 FWY. and headed north. After getting up to cruising at about 120, I couldnt help but notice how much room I had in front of me . I dropped down 2 gears, and then pulled 4th and 5th, to the bikes 11000 RPM redline, and saw a solid 180 in 5th gear. This was a milestone for me, its the fastest I have ever been , on any motorcycle . I made sure the speedo went to 185, as to correct for my 5 mph difference, once held, I let off and slowed back down. What I can say, is that, after 160 , I cant tell any difference in the way things feel, at least up to 180 . This machine is absolutely rock solid at any speed , period, I had full confidence in the bikes disposition . as it accelerated, the bike pulling like a freight train ....At 11000 RPMs, this bike doesnt flinch one bit, and is in no hurry to ask you to back off,,and is nowhere near blowing up ...
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post #2 of 5 Old 06-15-2014, 03:20 PM
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looks like a good spot to do it. have you taken the 328 out there? most I have done in mine was 160 indicated.



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post #3 of 5 Old 06-15-2014, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
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Hello Ed, thanks for your reply, I have never taken the 328 out to death valley......Those photos are from a ride I did with a friend, about 10 years ago...I thought I would post them up, its like being on Mars,,,out there,,...Ive been up to 140 in the 328, not sure what its top speed is , Ive never been in 5th gear at the redline,,,,4th gear at just under 8000 RPMs,,I was at an indicated 123 MPH...
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Wow. The sound of the wind ripping past your helmet at 180 MPH must be extreme. Does the small fairing create an air pocket for you to squat into, or do you have to hang on with a death grip. the force of the air, especially at 200 ft below sea level must be incredibly powerful.

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The aerodynamics of the Suzuki Hyabusa are incredible !!! The double bubble windscreen provides ample wind protection, and although Im tucked in and tightly wrapped around the machine at speed, Im not holding on with a death grip . I dont feel an uncanny amount of wind turbulence at speed , probably about the same as any moto GP or superbike rider would feel..less the air disturbence from other cars on the freeway,,,Death Valley I was at 167 ,,,and there is no air disturbance from other cars or trucks out there ...
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