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This question is coming from a guy who is ultraconservative, looks at least twice before entering an intersection, has no "scientific" interest in testing it myself, and who read the report on the Burgman 650 "how fast will it ago."

A couple people have asked me, "how fast will the Burgman 400 go?" Any of you daring souls out there know?

Bob Dorsett
 

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On a section of dead flat interstate with no wind I backed off the throttle as the needle was going past 90 (indicated). True speed (GPS) would be maybe 10% less I'm guessing.



Peace.
 

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On Friday, I took a short trip up to Nashville to have some medical tests. On a stretch of interstate having a very slight incline I decided to open up the 400 to see what it could do. I got it up to barely over 95 (indicated). From 90 to 95 was a slow crawl. I might have been able to eek out a couple more MPH on a flat straight stretch ... but not enough to make a difference. Just for additional info, the 400 is stock (no replacement windscreen, top box, etc) and I'm 6 ft, 225 pounds.
 

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With everything right up to spec's on the bike you still have to consider road incline, rider/gear weight , Wind.
Basses on posts I would guess top speed at a true (GPS) 93. (under close to ideal conditions )
 

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By the way, I am 5'5" around 165lbs. (maybe I am smaller & lighter, so my bike can go a little faster)
Sorry Bob.D, I am from Canada so my speedo only
shows in km.
 

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philtag6000 said:
I took mine (400)up to 142 kms today, I am sure
it can go up to 160 kms.
For those of us (like me) that can't do the conversion in their head....
142 kph = 88 mph
160 kph = 99 mph
 

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For those of us (like me) that can't do the conversion in their head....
Thanks for the help but the trouble is not doing the conversion in my head
In my case it's trying to remember were I left my head to start with. :?
 

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Tragic, but true, applies to me also. :lol:
 

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Randy said:
Thanks for the help but the trouble is not doing the conversion in my head
In my case it's trying to remember were I left my head to start with. :?
Hopefully, it's not up another part of your anatomy where I'm sometimes told mine is positioned. :roll:
 

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Had my 400 out on I-77 here in Charlotte this past weekend - got up to 97 mph indicated and other than the occasional buffet passing 18-wheelers, it felt pretty stable......
 

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I have had my 400 let's just say above the speed limit and I have to admit I was and am surprised at how stable it is.
Even with the 18 wheelers going by on a two lane highway and there all doing at least 80 it does not feel as bad as some bikes I have owned.
 

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Herfnerd said:
Had my 400 out on I-77 here in Charlotte this past weekend - got up to 97 mph indicated and other than the occasional buffet passing 18-wheelers, it felt pretty stable......
I like travelling at speed but could not possibly relax that much to socialise and eat at that speed. :wink: :lol:
 

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New meaning for "fast food"
 
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