Effective Cruising Speeds

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by sweller, Nov 28, 2003.

  1. sweller

    sweller Guest

    What are the comfortable cruising and maximum speeds of..?
    (medium build rider)

    [A] CG125
    CD200
    [C] RS200
     
    sweller, Nov 28, 2003
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    serf Guest

    What are the comfortable cruising and maximum speeds of..?
    1999 model:
    Cruising: 45-50 (but then it must be admitted that I have a bony arse with
    no padding)
    Maximum: 65
     
    serf, Nov 28, 2003
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  3. sweller

    deadmail Guest



    [e] CD175
    [f] Z200
     
    deadmail, Nov 28, 2003
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  4. sweller

    darsy Guest



    cruising: 55mph
    max (on mine): indicated 70 (downhill), realistically 65.
     
    darsy, Nov 28, 2003
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  5. sweller

    deadmail Guest



    But you're a fat ****, aren't you.

    Oi! Blaney, what's yours like. Guess it's faster than darsy's
     
    deadmail, Nov 28, 2003
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    mups Guest

    Cruising about 55-60, max indicated 75ish flat on the tank wearing full
    leathers.
     
    mups, Nov 28, 2003
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  7. sweller

    darsy Guest

    I woulnd't say I'm particularly svelte, no, but I don't weigh that
    much.
    this, on the other hand is funny - Blaney's much fatter than me...
     
    darsy, Nov 28, 2003
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    Platypus Guest

    I'll tell you when I get it working. Looking at the (antique) comics,
    it can manage 80 flat out, but anything upwards of 70 is "I'm sorry,
    I've just come" territory. Based on this, I'm expecting to cruise it
    around 65, and look for a motorway average 50-55 between stops, and
    probably no better than 35-40 on A roads.

    This may sound desparately slow, but I was running in the Drifter when I
    took it to Duclair, and wasn't supposed to exceed 60 for 600 miles. I
    was doing similar averages and it wasn't too bad.

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    Platypus, Nov 28, 2003
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  9. sweller

    Champ Guest

    I had one when I was 17, and did a couple of trips from Gloucester to
    London on it, and also took it to Devon on hols[1]. 65 is an easy
    cruise, and it never felt too stressed at a steady 70 over distance.

    I got 85 out of mine. To my advantage, I was only 9.5 stone, and had
    to run around in the shower to get wet. However, I'm sure I would
    have lost a couple of mph due to my flares flapping about...

    [1] These trips felt like huge, huge adventures at that age.
     
    Champ, Nov 28, 2003
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  10. sweller

    deadmail Guest

    Didn't they just. I remember going to London with a couple of friends,
    two of us on GT250s, one on a CB250RS. None of us with licenses. Just
    before motorway whip the L plates off.

    Race each other on Motorway for 90 miles then park up at the first tube
    station and tube to Kings Road.

    God. I miss the excitement I got from mundane things. I've got to take
    severe risks with my wellbeing to get that kind of rush now.
     
    deadmail, Nov 28, 2003
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  11. sweller wrote


    Dunno about the other two but A is not comfortable cruising at any speed
    and would max out around 60 depending on how medium. medium actually is.
     
    steve auvache, Nov 28, 2003
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    Lozzo Guest

    said....


    [g] CB250RS = 75mph cruise, 85mph max speed

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    ZZR1100D, GPZ500S, CB250RS x3
    BOTAFOT#57/70a, BOTAFOF#57, two#49, MIB#22, TCP#7, BONY#9,
    ANORAK#9, DIAABTCOD#14, UKRMT5BB, IBW#013, MIRTTH#15a/16,
    BotToS#8, GP#2, SBS#10, SH#3, DFV#14, KoBV#3.
    Url for ukrm newbies : http://www.ukrm.net/faq/ukrmscbt.html
    http://www.glfuk.com/ for MJK Leathers in the UK.
     
    Lozzo, Nov 28, 2003
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  13. sweller

    Lozzo Guest

    Champ said....
    I used to visit my cousins in Torquay alot when I was a lad. Rather than
    throw loads of fuel in my Mini Cooper S on my apprentice's wages, I
    would take the little, 65 mph flat out, KE100 Kawasaki I also owned. On
    one trip in December 1979 it took me 12 hours to cover the 230 miles,
    because the bike kept cutting out in the torrential rain I was riding
    in. I didn't own waterproofs back then either.

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    Lozzo
    ZZR1100D, GPZ500S, CB250RS x3
    BOTAFOT#57/70a, BOTAFOF#57, two#49, MIB#22, TCP#7, BONY#9,
    ANORAK#9, DIAABTCOD#14, UKRMT5BB, IBW#013, MIRTTH#15a/16,
    BotToS#8, GP#2, SBS#10, SH#3, DFV#14, KoBV#3.
    Url for ukrm newbies : http://www.ukrm.net/faq/ukrmscbt.html
    http://www.glfuk.com/ for MJK Leathers in the UK.
     
    Lozzo, Nov 28, 2003
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    Platypus Guest

    I may fit highway pegs, however silly it looks. Prolly go down a storm
    in the Fatherland.
    AOL. I don't think I've had adventures like I had on my old CB175 -
    250-300 mile days, night rides when it all came together, crossing the
    Sperrins on sunny, gusty afternoons, motorways and border crossings with
    the L-plates under the seat... <sniffle> I rebuild that bike, repainted
    it (black), rode it everywhere flat out and survived. Small though it
    was, I regarded it as the next best thing to some sort of classic
    Bonnie, and I kept it for nearly 3 years.

    ....err, I'm just off to Ebay. I may be some time.

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    VN800 Drifter, R80RT, Z200
    DIAABTCOD#2 GPOTHUF#19
    BOTAFOS#6 BOTAFOT#89 FTB#11
    BOB#1 SBS#35 ANORAK#18 TWA#15
     
    Platypus, Nov 28, 2003
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    Pip Guest

    <snip>

    You're opening a book on this, aren't you?
     
    Pip, Nov 28, 2003
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    Owen Guest



    HTH...

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    Salad Dodger Guest



    [h] TS250C = 55mph cruise, 70mph max. Allegedly.
     
    Salad Dodger, Nov 29, 2003
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    tallbloke Guest

    Heh, even I got over 80 out of mine, good engines they were. Used to hang
    off on bends to get it round a bit quicker - seriously slow handling they
    had.
     
    tallbloke, Nov 29, 2003
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  19. sweller

    Ben Blaney Guest



    Comfortable cruising: 50 - 55mph.

    Max: 65 I think.
     
    Ben Blaney, Nov 29, 2003
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  20. sweller

    Ben Blaney Guest

    About the same. Mine has a better colour scheme, though, and the
    all-important 12v electrics.
     
    Ben Blaney, Nov 29, 2003
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