What's your top speed?
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Vespa PX 177 Settantesimo, Vespa GTS Super 300 HPE
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Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:06 am quote
https://www.formulapassion.it/automoto/mondoauto/fiat-fiorino-a-983-km-h-maxi-multa-errore-autovelox-rilevazione-550361.html

" The bizarre and somewhat singular story made headlines precisely because the driver was given a fine at home for exceeding the speed limits. Who knows what the man driving the Fiat Fiorino may have thought when he reads in the report that it indicated a speed detected by the speed camera of 983.24 km / h. A missile on wheels, propelled by an out of the ordinary turbojet that sped on the SS10 on January 12, 2021, clearly exceeding the speed limit. And here comes the biggest problem: according to the provisions of the Highway Code, those who exceed the speed limit by 60 km / h are subject to the administrative sanction of the payment of a sum of 845 euros, to which is added the ancillary ones that provide for the suspension of the driving license from six to twelve months and the deduction of 10 points from the driving license. The owner of the vehicle is then required to also indicate the name of who was driving at that time, under penalty of payment of an additional 300 euros.

The driver fortunately saw the sanction canceled, with the error in detecting the speed camera which was also evident for the Police. However, the old report was replaced by another one as there was really an infringement, with the Fiat Fiorino that would have exceeded the limits of 38 km / h (a speed too high compared to what is allowed) with a new envelope. green and 125 euros to pay. Now for the driver, the possibility of an appeal could still be opened, leveraging the few technical efficiency of the speed camera. But that will be another story."
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Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:22 am quote
On Vespa - 110 kmh

On the Guzzi - 180 kmh

On the Bandit - 210 kmh

On a few other bikes - well over 220 kmh

The funniest ever? Going top speed on the 48 years old Guzzi, a blast from the past and a real train in bends, you can hold the throttle with your right hand and light a cigarette with your left - soooooo stable for a touring bike that obsolete!

110 mph on a Lambretta is something so cool, big respect for that man!
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2012 LX150ie
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Location: Austin Texas USA
Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:50 am quote
On my LX150v
I have gone as fast as 59mph with a small tail wind. Eat my dust!
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MP3 500, GTS 250 (both 2008 MY), 2012 Honda NC700 DCT, 2014 Can Am Spyder RT
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Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:07 am quote
Lately I top out at a brisk walk.
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Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:12 am quote
Faster in my life respectively: (speeds indicated on vehicle instruments)
By car: Fiat 1.8 Barchetta 210 kmh
By motorcycle: Yamaha XJ 550 200 kmh
By scooter: Yamaha T Max 500 178 kmh (modified)
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2018 Vespa 300 GTS Touring
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Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:53 am quote
On my 1987 Suzuki GSX-R 750 ( sold it in 1999) 97mph which is around 140 kmph.
On my 1998 Ford Ranger 4 cylinder 119HP pickup I have done 92mph
On my 2010 Vespa GTS 300 I did a WOT top speed of 77mph.
All these speeds were what I saw on the dashboard.
I have sat in a Ferrari Testarossa with a driver who clocked 140mph while driving on I57 going from Chicago to Champaign IL late at night, scared the crap out of me.
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300CC Italian scooter, 750CC Russian Sidecar,1650CC Bavarian ADV Tourer.
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Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:56 am quote
Vespa - little over 100 MPH (kitted)
BMW K1600GT Sport - I'll never know though though I think about 165 mph. I rarely have the urge to see the face of god which for me kicks in at about 120 mph.
Ural - About 80 MPH

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Primavera 150
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Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:21 am quote
Re: On my LX150v
Jimjar wrote:
I have gone as fast as 59mph with a small tail wind. Eat my dust!
Maybe a little more for me. The speed limit on the freeway is 65 so I don't go there - a very, very good thing.
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2020 GTS 300 HPE
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Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:04 am quote
With the speed ring on my 2020 GTS HPE, I am told it will top out at 85mph. Odds are pretty good I'll not confirm that.
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Vespa Supertech 2019 (EURO3/APAC)
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Sat Feb 27, 2021 2:15 pm quote
My old GTS i got to 127kmph according to the GPS

I have taken my Supertech to 126 on the dial which would really be approx 117 kmph if i had the GPS running. Was probably at the limit and needed a kubler ring to go faster

Both of these were just too see what was possible. I sometimes go on freeways at 100 with the traffic but usually prefer to ride in the 80-100 range
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Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:17 pm quote
Ludicrous.
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Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:29 pm quote
znomit wrote:
Ludicrous.
Yeah but can you go to plaid?
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Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:33 pm quote
Harbinger wrote:
znomit wrote:
Ludicrous.
Yeah but can you go to plaid?
I see what you did there. Well done.
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2006 Fly 150
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Sat Feb 27, 2021 5:11 pm quote
Faster Than You

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300 GTS Super
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Sat Feb 27, 2021 5:24 pm quote
Happiness is 32 MPH...

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Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:43 am quote
Greetings:

That Z-50 made me smile, Iniezione!

2001 Honda SA50/72cc Iron Polini, gears, drivetrain mods: 58 MPH
(With a Corsa kit and pipe, this one went over 71 MPH, Ms. W hated it)
2010 Vespa S-50/78cc Malossi, Cam, ECU, gears, drivetrain mods: 61 MPH
2003 Vespa ET4 150/187, gears, drivetrain mods, Fly screen: 73 MPH (117 KPH)

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Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:56 am quote
Iniezione wrote:
Happiness is 32 MPH...
Running at more than 50 km / h with that is equivalent to going 200 km / h with a Vespa.
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2019 Piaggio Liberty 150
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Location: Norfolk, VA
Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:09 am quote
Liberty will hit 65ish mph. The "ish" is because the speedo is slightly optimistic and I never bothered to gps it. Fast enough for surface streets.
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Triumph Street Scrambler 2018, Suzuki VanVan200 (sold), 2015 Sprint 125 (sold)
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Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:31 am quote
Iniezione wrote:
Happiness is 32 MPH...
Ha! My tuned up Monkey did ~46 MPH

Still with the 50cc cylinder, I'll have to add to those spoilports who go to 70/80/125cc...

That was indeed THE FASTEST I've done, much faster than with any sports car or motorcycle I've ever driven/ridden
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2020 Vespa Primavera
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Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:50 pm quote
2020 Vespa Primavera Sport
Just this week I did a sustained 60mph on a very slight uphill. According to the trip computer she only got about 43mpg at the time. I did hit 65mpg once during this trip. Outdoor temperature was about 35 F and I must say it was a bit chilly. Until then I absolutely refused to travel on the highway. But the Primavera felt very safe at this speed. Priorly I had a 2006 Piaggio Fly 150. The difference is like night and day. My little girl eats potholes for breakfast.
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2006 GT200
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Location: Moscow, Idaho
Sun Feb 28, 2021 2:20 pm quote
Zoinks!

GPS 82 MPH on the GT200, on a loooooong downhill in Utah.

Then we had to backtrack, and I struggled to maintain 52 MPH for about half an hour on that looooooong uphill.
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2010 ThunderFly 190, 2008 250 GTS
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Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:10 am quote
I typically hit the rev limiter on my 09 GTS 250 at 74 mph per GPS pretty consistently, but have hit 83 when on the interstate tucked in behind a semi that was pulling me along.

A couple of years ago while on the Blue Ridge Parkway, my GPS clocked a max speed of 140 MPH while on my Vespa. Apparently, my Garmin lost satellite link and when it reconnected, it attempted to recalculate and wound up very confused.

I couldn't hit 140 MPH on the Vespa if it was dropped from a plane!

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Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:44 pm quote
Top speed on scooters depends greatly on conditions.

Wind speed and direction, grade, drafting?, tuck.

Also age of belt, tire size, roller weights, etc.

Once, while passing a truck in British Columbia, downhill, downwind, drafting the truck in its draft, I hit 85 gps on Rocket, a 2006 Vespa GT with 58,000 miles on it.

Lately it tops out at around 79 mph in those same conditions. But it will run by itself at 75 mph all day without help.

Vanessa, a 2007 Vespa GT with a new engine is my fastest GT. It runs by itself in neutral conditions at 75 tp 77 mph gps, and has hit 81 recently.

The slowest is Razzo, my 2005 GT with 34,000 miles. It will run at 73 mph by itself, but won't get over 74 in a draft downhill.

Vanessa currently is running a 140 rear tire. I am convinced that the difference in ultimate condition top speed is related to the lower gearing that the tire creates.

My Yamaha Xmax usually tops out in the low 80 mph range, but one day on I-10 near Tallahassee it hit 93 gps in those ultimate conditions.

Sometimes they get inspired and go faster than ever. Not sure why.

Bill

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Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:29 am quote
The main benefit of Scooters is they offer higher top speeds and lower gas mileage. One of my 150cc scooters has a top speed of 60-65 mph and gets up to 70 mpg, On the other hand, a 250cc scooter can reach 75-80 mph but will get fewer than 60 mpg.
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Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:05 am quote
AlanSmith7 wrote:
The main benefit of Scooters is they offer higher top speeds and lower gas mileage. One of my 150cc scooters has a top speed of 60-65 mph and gets up to 70 mpg, On the other hand, a 250cc scooter can reach 75-80 mph but will get fewer than 60 mpg.
It depends.

My most efficient scooter is also my biggest, fastest scooter.

My Yamaha Xmax gets significantly better fuel mileage than my Vespas.

Approximately 15 mpg better on average, over 83 mpg on its last ten fillups.

And it runs on the recommended regular fuel.

Bill
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