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are they limited

I get to 69mph and the scooter is holding back I use to have a Peugeot and it carried on going to 73mph and when I went downhill it did 80mph

but my piaggio even downhill wont go past 69mph it sounds like it kills the engine if I try go past 69

its similar engine to gts 125 and similar others

or is it the variator or clutch that's limiting the top speed
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Hi, I believe the engine electronics has a built in rev limiter, and it sounds as if you`re hitting it! An indicated 69 mph on a 125 isn`t to be sniffed at though.
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125cc engined bikes (scooter), just like any other newer bikes have a speed limiter, as hexatony is saying. The usual top speed range for most 125 bikes varies between 62 and 70mph. Some might go just a bit faster but not many. Remember that your Speedo won't be entirely accurate. An indicated 70mph is likely to be nearer 65-67mph actual. But this too can vary quite a bit and might be out by up to 10%, so indicated 70mpoh might actually be 63mph. What I'm saying is that your Peugeot Speedo was probably very inaccurate, registering very optomistically.
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Seeing as how a new 300 only hits about 80ish mph 69 mph on a 125 is pretty impressive. Yes there is a limiter AFAIK but I don't think I'd want to go much faster on a smallie.
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so if I upgraded variator do you think I could get abit more

also my speedo is accurate slightly which by wind its 2mph I think in uk I went past a speed sensor on the street showing 33mph when I was at 31

i know now they making scooters and 125 bikes quicker to 80mph

my old cbr 125 tuned did 80mph so real speed be about 78mph

i was going to do my test but i did a price check on a 300cc and it wasn't worth it so i decided to keep doing cbt every 2yr


what i find daft is uk should make all 125 least 33hp as certain scooters and bikes are slow for getting upto speed
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funniest thing is when i had a Peugeot i had for 2yrs never cost nothing in repairs but since i had a piaggio in nearly 3yrs its cost me a lot so for so im starting to regret getting piaggio
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Well my GTS 300 fully run in (6,000 km) won't do more than an indicated 120 km/h (75 mph), so I'd say you are doing pretty well already on your 125cc!
I suspect the electronic speedo on mine is more accurate than the older cable-driven speedos.
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It's a rev limiter, not a speed limiter. You have to figure out a way to get more speed out of the same RPMs. Most of the methods that work well will cost you acceleration.
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if you are hitting the rev limiter going downhill... try less throttle and more tuck!
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Probably more than a few factors involved here, as other have chimed in with.

My own anecdote: fastest I've gotten up to to is a "true" 85mph (indicated just a bit south of 90, with a 2-3mph error rate), level ground to mild descending grade. This is with the Euro-spec flyscreen installed.
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Motovista wrote:
It's a rev limiter, not a speed limiter.
This. Malossi does a ignition control module that raises limit. Overrange variator if anybody makes one would also give you a bit more.

http://www.malossistore.eu/digitronic-dig-el-contr-for-veh-with-immobilizer-piaggio-carnaby-125-4t-lc-euro-3-leader-m28fm-5512341-pica125-M-P
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That's the module I use in my GT200. It raises the limit by about 500 rpms, if I remember correctly.
We just had a module made for us that eliminates the limiter completely. It's pretty neat.I'm still playing around with it and will probably stick with the Malossi module for the Scooter Cannonball.
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[quote="bluecloud" Overrange variator if anybody makes one would also give you a bit more.
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I don't believe there is any space in the crankcase to allow the belt to go any further without rubbing.
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