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Post  Bikerchris on Sat Mar 23 2013, 17:50

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what is the top end on a Cat, iv heard so many people giving lots of different opinions? Im just curious.
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Post  mechy69 on Fri Apr 05 2013, 19:59

well i know from experience of having to catch and try to slow down a certain scottish gentleman that he was still going when i got to my gps recorded 145 ,as to the R1 thats another matter!!!!

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Post  prime on Fri Apr 05 2013, 20:55

Not sure of top speed but I NEED TO GO FASTER! Fastest ive had is around 100 on the motorway, only briefly mind. Its driving me nuts, I was only in third at about 8 to9000 revs and the bikes got so much more to give, but its just not safe or legal so I refrain and slow to 80 odd. I really need to get to a track or drag strip and see what she can really do.
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Post  Dirt Bike Dave on Fri Apr 05 2013, 21:18

I would say it goes a lot faster than any sensible head needs to go on legal roads...however...on the autobahn.....I seem to remember a certain Cat keeping with me until about 155mph, then it started falling back a bit..
So I reckon Tomcom is about right!!.
That was reading my Italian speedometer which may or may not have been very accurate..

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Post  0ldcat on Sat Apr 06 2013, 01:33

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That was reading my Italian speedometer which may or may not have been very accurate..
That would depend on whether you were going backwards at the time rofl
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Post  Radar on Sat Apr 06 2013, 09:11

I have seen a 145 a few times on the private test track I have access to...

There was more to come,but not a vast amount.

It actally doesn't really bother me too much if Ia m honest. I prefere corners to straight line blasting in any case
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Post  stretchie_ on Tue Apr 16 2013, 11:53

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:70 mph officer

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:yes sir you were going 70mph....but in a 30 zone

Like it. Actually, the top speed is 70mph, but you can do it two and a bit times

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Post  westy on Wed Apr 17 2013, 14:05

145 i've seen (on the clock). Was around 10,500-11,000 RPM i guess, so there was more to go... I just ran out of road.
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Post  robertcains on Wed Apr 17 2013, 21:42

Just under 160 on the clock (on a track day) true reading probably 10% less than that but it was definitely on its limit as the back straight was so long she was flat for around 10 seconds.
You tend to ride with two fingers over the clutch lever though I doubt very much that my reaction time would have been quick enough if something had decided to go pop Shocked
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Post  Wooster on Wed Apr 17 2013, 22:02

Just as long as you're hanging onto something.

I made the mistake of waving at someone at a certain speed and nearly ended up riding sidesaddle.
..kid you not, I almost slapped the brake light with the back of my hand. green smile
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Post  GazzyG on Tue Apr 23 2013, 15:45

I've had my Cat at XXX speeds down the A6 before.

Can't say I got anywhere near the top speeds of other people on here. I've noticed that once you're into triple-digits, it loses a lot of its poke.

My old Kawasaki GPX750R seemed to have a good deal more grunt to it.

However, being an 80s bike, it had neither brakes no suspension, so there is that, haha!
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Post  robertcains on Tue Apr 23 2013, 17:22

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I've had my Cat at XXX speeds down the A6 before.

Can't say I got anywhere near the top speeds of other people on here. I've noticed that once you're into triple-digits, it loses a lot of its poke.

My old Kawasaki GPX750R seemed to have a good deal more grunt to it.

She should still be pulling very hard once over the ton, very hard indeed if she is running correctly, regular servicing & carb balancing should be all that's required Smile
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Post  GazzyG on Tue Apr 23 2013, 17:33

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I've had my Cat at XXX speeds down the A6 before.

Can't say I got anywhere near the top speeds of other people on here. I've noticed that once you're into triple-digits, it loses a lot of its poke.

My old Kawasaki GPX750R seemed to have a good deal more grunt to it.

She should still be pulling very hard once over the ton, very hard indeed if she is running correctly, regular servicing & carb balancing should be all that's required Smile

She's in perfect nick, fully serviced etc. This was at 130mph and by then the aerodynamics of a bike are pretty poor, haha.

Just gives away 150cc to the Kawasaki. And those old 80s bikes have torque by the bucket load.
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Post  Xanthus400 on Sun May 12 2013, 17:13

156 i had on mine when engine was standard at bruntingthorpe a few years back not sure now as shes been tweaked etc
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Post  SteveCat on Mon May 13 2013, 09:59

Might be coming back from Austria on the Autobahn ponder
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