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post #1 of 1 Old 12-30-2014, 12:56 AM Thread Starter
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Motorcycle speed versus horsepower

A link was posted to FB showing a KLR maximum speed of 115 mph which is clearly very "optimistic":

That brought up some "guesstimate" rules of thumb I use:
Honda 50 - 5 hp- 50 mph
Suzuki 80 - 7.3 hp- 62 mph
Honda S90 - 8 hp- 65 mph
Honda CB125 12.5 hp- 75 mph
Honda CB160 16 hp- 85 mph
Honda CB175 20 hp- 90 mph
Suzuki X6 Hustler 29 hp- 100 mph
KLR650 37 hp - 100 mph
Norton 750 55 hp - 115 mph
Kawasaki Z1 82 hp- 132 mph
Honda VF1000 122 hp- 150 mph
Kawasaki Ninja ZX11 145 hp - 175 mph
Suzuki Hyabusa 173 hp- 194 mph

Anyone care to improve the list?
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