Actually, 100 mph isn't really anything to brag about unless you are on a 250 or something. Now in the day, in England, where I believe the saying "Doing the ton," came from, it was a big deal to 'brag' about since their bikes in stock form were so SLOW. I know there were a few exceptions:smile_big:
100 is the new 50:smile_big:
In 1992, my best friend, a Sheriff with the 'City of Industry' sub-station, in LA county, bought a new Harley FXR and it was beautiful and he was in love. I was riding a 1991 FLHS:grin:
Five of us decided to ride to Furnace Creek, in Death Valley, stay the night and then go north to Lone Pine/ Bishop, and ride up to the portal of Mount Whitney and take HWY 395 back through the Los Angeles area and on to San Berdoo and Hemet the next day. Total was approx 600 miles.:smile:
I let my Brother ride my 1987 Kawasaki KLR 650 so he could come along and enjoy the mini vacation.
There were 3 Electra Glides, 1 new FXR and then the KLR 650.:smile:
Inevitably, we had fun doing some races from stop lights up to about 60 mph or so and the KLR always won. then we had the roll-on competition from 60 or so and the little KLR stayed right with the Electra Glides till about 80 mph or so.:wink2:
On Interstate 15, approaching Baker where we would exit to enter 'Death Valley,' with no one around, we all wanted to do a 'top speed' test:
My FLHS maxed out at 115. I had a 'Sportster ECM' and had re-jetted the 40mm Keihn carb.
the other 2 Electra Glides, hit their stock ECM rev-limiter at 105.
The KLR was just a little behind at 100+-.
The new and stock FXR had to really struggle to hit 95 mph.:surprise:
Needless to say, my Bud was very upset:crying: I put a Cam in it along with some good pipes and an S&S Super 'E' carb and then the thing came alive---up until it hit the factory governor/ rev limiter @ 105 mph.
Funny sidebar: My Bud and I both had 1962 Honda 305 Superhawks and both ran right at a 100 mph top speed and hummed like a sewing machine while doing so and they were stock:smile_big:
When you have a open class superbike or similar, 100 mph is just an easy over-rev in 2nd gear:surprise: The 1199 Ducati Panigale accelerates to 100 mph in 5 seconds:surprise:
At the time of its release Ducati claimed that the 1199 Panigale was the world's most powerful production twin-cylinder engine motorcycle, with 195 bhp (145 kW) at 10,750 rpm, and 133.0 N⋅m (98.1 lb⋅ft) torque at 9000 rpm on an engine test stand. With a claimed dry weight of 164 kg (362 lb) and a kerb weight of 188 kg (414 lb). Ducati said the 1199 had the highest power-to-weight and torque-to-weight ratios of production motorcycles.
Motorcycle Consumer News tested the 2012 Panigale S at 128.1 kW (171.8 hp) and 117.1 N⋅m (86.4 lb⋅ft) torque at the rear wheel, with a wet weight 193 kg (425 lb). They measured a 0 to 60 mph (0 to 97 km/h) time of 2.98 seconds, a 0 to 1⁄4 mi (0.00 to 0.40 km) time of 9.91 seconds at 145.95 mph (234.88 km/h), and a top speed to 177.6 mph (285.8 km/h). Braking performance was 60 to 0 mph (97 to 0 km/h) in 119.1 ft (36.3 m) and average fuel economy was 6.9 L/100 km; 41.1 mpg‑imp (34.2 mpg‑US). Motorcycle Consumer News ranked the 2012 Panigale S with the best rear wheel horsepower to wet weight ratio, 1:2.47, of any bike the magazine had ever tested, as well as the 5th highest rear wheel horsepower, and the 10th highest top speed. Wikipedia.
Long winded again:wink2: