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09 S3 145mph top speed?????? How????

I keep hearing and reading that top speed is 145ish or somewhere roundabouts. But I fail to see how that is possible, my bike does 130 in 3rd when I shift to 4th, so how is it that the the first 3 gears covered 130mph but with 3 left it only covers another 15? I haven't tested it but I find it highly unlikely. Explanations or opinions?

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Here is my bike, pretty much stock with the Arrow Triumph 3-1, a k&n, and I assume a tune judging by how well it runs. + some cosmetics 09 S3 145mph top speed?????? How????-uploadfromtaptalk1353403562589.jpg

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It's all about gearing, not sure about the conversion but 260kph is pretty uncomfortable without a fairing. So technically it can do it but really why would you?

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I've hit 145mph with my 07 Speedy and there was still room to go..

Are these bikes governed?

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According to gearing commander the 1050 should only be able to do 106mph in 3rd with standard gearing. 130mph in 4th is more realistic.

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Use a GPS, speedos are inaccurate.

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It's all about moving air. Faster you go the more power you need to overcome the friction of drag. Don't know what the formula is, but to increase your speed 10% you need something like 25% more horsepower and those numbers increase as you accelerate. Should have paid attention in math class !

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According to gearing commander the 1050 should only be able to do 106mph in 3rd with standard gearing. 130mph in 4th is more realistic.

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Nope i shift at 128 and have stock sprockets, I've got 3 other guys riding beside me that verified the speed



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It's all about moving air. Faster you go the more power you need to overcome the friction of drag. Don't know what the formula is, but to increase your speed 10% you need something like 25% more horsepower and those numbers increase as you accelerate. Should have paid attention in math class !
No **** Sherlock, if I wanted people to come on here and tell me that air creates more drag at higher speed I would have asked for that, congrats congrats captain obvious.

Now the point is, and the rate its still accelerating after 130 I am stating that it is a physical impossibility for it to top out at 140something 160 seems more likely to me but I guess I'll just have to give it a shot

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I've hit 145mph with my 07 Speedy and there was still room to go..

Are these bikes governed?

This was my #1 concern, seems the only way an s3 would be stopped at 145 is with a governor

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