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The highest speed I've actually seen indicated has been 152mph, 3 times now :D I think I read the 899 is geared for a top speed of only 161mph, hence why it spanks the 1199 in the 0-60mph by so much.

I absolutely love the gearing, I don't even feel the need whatsoever for a smaller front sprocket like I did to my 848. I do however wish the internal transmission gearing of 6th gear were a bit more, like say for 175mph.

So, without this turning into a "you shouldn't be going that fast" argument, let's just presume all responders did this on a large track :cool:
 

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Wow I was expecting more than 152. That's a little disappointing. I'm guessing that the stock speedo is off a percentage like a lot of other bikes. I believe my HyperMotard was around 8%. Based off other post on the Hyper forum. So does this mean the bike is only running at about 140?? I hope not. I'm picking up a red 899 this Saturday and was hoping for a true 160+. Anyway I hope someone has more info on this. I've been looking for someone to post the true top speed.
 

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Wow I was expecting more than 152. That's a little disappointing.
Haha, fast enough for me! I know I went faster but looking at the speedo wasn't a priority lol. I beat a BMW that hit it's limiter at 155mph it's owner told me afterwards, and I was still pulling, but not by much. The second I let off I looked at the speedo and saw 152mph, but I was going a tad faster, just didn't see it.

At some point I might do a run with an actual GPS and do 2 passes.
 

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I know how much it hurts when you come off. Now I'm older and (ahem) wiser I keep to sensible speeds.....very hard to go too fast in Hong Kong....too many police and stupid drivers. Unfortunately another casualty today to the dreaded turning right today. Certainly keeps it real. Ride safe you lot! And remember it's not only you that needs to keep an eye out.
 

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I know how much it hurts when you come off. Now I'm older and (ahem) wiser I keep to sensible speeds.....very hard to go too fast in Hong Kong....too many police and stupid drivers. Unfortunately another casualty today to the dreaded turning right today. Certainly keeps it real. Ride safe you lot! And remember it's not only you that needs to keep an eye out.
Fast straights are fun and all, but I personally much prefer the thrill of hanging off my bike through a 30 mph turn, leaned over 40+ degrees. Head to a track, and you can do it all, and much more safely. Also, by joining a track club, you help support the local racing/riding community.
 

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Fast straights are fun and all, but I personally much prefer the thrill of hanging off my bike through a 30 mph turn, leaned over 40+ degrees. Head to a track, and you can do it all, and much more safely. Also, by joining a track club, you help support the local racing/riding community.
I agree, the place to get the adrenalin into the system is on the track. Unfortunately the closest track is in China for me.....to ship a bike for 1 track day and ship back takes 1 month and about US$1000 at least.
Hence we get stupid road racers here in HK and then the police give bikers a hard time.

Check this out....

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After you get acclimated to the speed down that long front straight it gets sort of ho hum. It's that 90 degree turn at the end of the straight that gets interesting. :D
 

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I'm still running mine in so 150kph max so far. I live near a decent circuit so I'm looking forward to getting those 2,500km out of the way and enjoying lots of knee scraping fun at future track days.
 
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