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Or get an F-4 Phantom and top it out at Mach 2.2. Then you could find an airplane forum where the guys talk SR-71 and be the underdog there too. But then you wouldn't have a BMW motorcycle. Me...pretty content where I am with what I have.

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Both very outdated airplanes though, Bob... I'd like to believe that the "S" is still very "recent"
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Or get an F-4 Phantom and top it out at Mach 2.2. Then you could find an airplane forum where the guys talk SR-71 and be the underdog there too. But then you wouldn't have a BMW motorcycle. Me...pretty content where I am with what I have.
Don't get me wrong. I love my 12S and wouldn't lose it for the 1000. Just sharing my experience with what's out there today in terms of performance.
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Both very outdated airplanes though, Bob... I'd like to believe that the "S" is still very "recent"
I was just talkin' about what I know....the F-4 at least. 20 years and nearly 3,000 hours. I could have said F-22 but have never been close to one. Either way, recency isn't the point.....oh never mind.
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I have a '86 K100S that will just hit 140 actual (GPS), 150 indicated and my new R1200S will flat run away from it.



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I love the ol' two valvers.Simple but can haul azz!!! But Rixster, that looks like a junk yard K1.If so, that is the four valve engine.I think the first K1 was in 1990 if my alzheimers CPU is correct.
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weight to horsepower issue and drag ! the bike isn't going to do 160 mph sorry!
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I love the ol' two valvers.Simple but can haul azz!!! But Rixster, that looks like a junk yard K1.If so, that is the four valve engine.I think the first K1 was in 1990 if my alzheimers CPU is correct.
No, no, you're right. K1 bodywork (some of it) from a later model. "Junkyard" is a little harsh, but true
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weight to horsepower issue and drag ! the bike isn't going to do 160 mph sorry!
Weight has almost no influence on top speed. Mileage, acceleration rates, handling...yes. But not top speed. Just in the amount of time and distance needed to reach top speed.

Gearing, horsepower and drag are the biggies.

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I find that a downward slope in the road of approximately 6-10 degrees (tapering off at 4-5 degrees), an unobstructed straight clear view ahead of approximately 10 miles, plus a robust tailwind, no large brown animals, coupled with high test gas, high tire pressures, fresh Redline 20-50 oil, a super slick speed skiing suit, vasoline on any remaining exposed body parts or skin, and a pint of gin or tequila allow me to achieve the highest top speeds.
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I find that a downward slope in the road of approximately 6-10 degrees (tapering off at 4-5 degrees), an unobstructed straight clear view ahead of approximately 10 miles, plus a robust tailwind, no large brown animals, coupled with high test gas, high tire pressures, fresh Redline 20-50 oil, a super slick speed skiing suit, vasoline on any remaining exposed body parts or skin, and a pint of gin or tequila allow me to achieve the highest top speeds.

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weight to horsepower issue and drag ! the bike isn't going to do 160 mph sorry!
I agree. The stock gearing (2.75) alone limits it.
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OK. I will restate the original point I want to make.

Actual Top Speed For A Dead Stock R1200S Running Factory Parts Only Is At Least 160 MPH. (and perhaps a tick or to more.........161 - 163)

This will be "track fact" out in time. The Summer has been full of unexpected Y's in the road and I have not taken my bike to top speed yet. As soon as possible.............

Meanwhile, all of us R12S riders know the bike has plenty of torque in the 6900 to 7900 RPM range and will pull a little taller gearing. Taller gearing (2:61), that will allow a engine to be pulling top end in a area of its power band where it is nearer to peak torque and peak HP RPM. The same stock engine with regular 2:75 gearing asks the engine to pull top speed in a RPM range where the torque and HP curve have flattened.

Slightly above 160 will be the top speed of a Dead Stock R12S running the factory optional 2:61 rear end.

Sorry that the nay-sayers of the past must except these numbers but it is great for BMW and all the S leaning, twin worshipers, among us.

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Jim, it kind of seems the 2.62 ratio was listed erroneously, at least for the US. BMW has since said it was an error and 2.75 was the only ratio.

Personally, I don't understand all the interest in 150 or 160 mph. I might go there once in an ownership period, if at all. Get caught there, and I'd be pedaling my next bike. I find it a lot more practical to have shorter gears for where I spend 99.99% of my riding.
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Totally agreed. Still........its nice to know that just in case................
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The only place that bike will do 160 is a post in forum and in letters on a keyboard.
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The only place that bike will do 160 is a post in forum and in letters on a keyboard.
I leave ya for a few months and you are talkin' the same smack!

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