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so now i know what this bike can do

decided to open up my new boy for the first time since i bout it.. hit the on ramp and started redline shifting and all the sudden i'm at 95mph and climbing.. its at that point i decided to slow down. Only then did i realize i had only made it to 4th gear!!!!!

THAT WAS FUN!!!!!!

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Ya, it's like being strapped to a rocket.

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^ Cept you're not strapped, even better.
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Just imagine how much fun if you had shifted into fifth.You would have to eaten a dozen lemons just to get the grin off your face




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If you think the Vulcan is fast, try a ZX6-R. Less displacement, less weight, and 3 times faster. Too bad it has to be so uncomfortable.

I usually shift mine at 5000 rpm at full throttle on on ramps, and still get enough speed to merge safely. I have never had the engine all the way to redline. I have had many inline fours to redline, but a single crankpin v-twin has a lot more reciprocating mass and an uneven firing order. I'm sure Kawasaki tested it before determining the redline, but I still think regular trips to redline will shorten the life of the engine, and if you are shifting at redline, one missed shift could scatter the engine all over the place.

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In 5th gear at redline the vn750 tops out at ~123 mph.
(14.5 mph per thousand rpm.)

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Want an Idea of what a really fast ride is like?look at this video.This a race bike for sure but is an interesting video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kD8yk...2&feature=plcp




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"When all is said and done,usually more is said than done" UNK
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Psalm 40:1...
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My primary ride is a ZX12R, pushing close to 200 horses and topping out at a little more than that in MPH.

Even with that, I can appreciate the way the VN750 pulls. It's got guts, but it won't buck you off into traffic if you accelerate too hard. The Vulcan is a good bike.

Rubber side down.

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Do they not govern bikes speed over there? over here they are governed down to 186mph that is a company agreement the ZX12r ZX10r ZZR1400 Hyabusa all have electronic governers.
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Do they not govern bikes speed over there? over here they are governed down to 186mph that is a company agreement the ZX12r ZX10r ZZR1400 Hyabusa all have electronic governers.
There is a loose agreement between the Manufacturers to hold them to a max of around 200bhp,and there are maps that can be programmed into fuel modules and ecm's that will change the fuel curve and reset the rev limiters.I am not aware of any federal standard that is law over here.But we also have the right to carry guns over here too.having either doesn't mean you have to use them to their max.




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"When all is said and done,usually more is said than done" UNK
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Psalm 40:1...
XI waited patiently for the Lord; and he turned unto me, and heard my cry. X
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