I've gone on 2.5 hours rides, and I find that over about 65mph it sounds a little strained, but that hasn't stopped me from maintaining 75mph for a while. The coolant temp stays around 190F, which I think is OK.
The R seems to be much faster than the GS, by approximately 15 MPH. Can that difference be solely attributed to CoD differences, or is there some other difference at stake?I have a 25 mile drive one way to work and take interstates. The speed limit is 70mph for a few of those miles but mostly 65mph. If you go 65 mph you get run flat over even in the slow lane. I regularly ride 80-90mph it’s at 3am though. Longest ride to date is 2.5 hours and was at 80 mph most of the way or faster. It’s definitely capable of highway riding. I’ve pegged out the bike a few times with the speedometer showing 103mph but I know it’s probably off a mile or two per hour.
So true on so many levels, there will be times where drivers won't let me overtake them on clear days, but on rainy days I swear everyone is riding too far on the right to be a coincidence. That, or they think I'm a cop from their rear mirror; I mean who else would be riding a bike on a downpour?Longest trip I have taken so far on the GS was 180 miles in September.
Providence, RI to Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
The bike did everything I wanted and handled the traffic perfectly. When I crossed the NY state line the drizzle was thick and the roads were very wet and eventually it was full on rain. Cars gave me plenty of space, which really made the experience relatively care-free. I think they felt bad for me.