Highway Cruising Speed

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by Drew, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. Drew

    Drew Active Member

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    What is your comfortable highway cruising speed?

    I've never been a speed/adrenaline junkie (well, I ride an MC, so I guess to some extent I AM an adrenaline junkie... plus, I have bungy jumped out of a helicopter). But in any case, with my new bike I'm finding 70-75mph is nice and comfortable. Had the bike to 85mph, and found that was just outside of my comfort zone.

    regards
    Drew
     
  2. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    Everyone has their own comfort zone,some higher ,some lower ,just ride within yours and you will enjoy the ride a little more!:D
     
  3. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I just try to stay about 5 to 10 above the speed limit or whatever speed keeps me from obviously being faster than everyone else and thus attracting the attention of the law. A lot depends on road conditions, the "personality" of surrounding traffic, atmospheric/lighting conditions, etc. For me, I guess there's no simple answer to your question.
     
  4. Davidw2415

    Davidw2415 Senior Member

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    My bike and I seem to feel the most comfortable at 70. Hit 90 once; don't really feel the need to do that again.
     
  5. Vibratinharley

    Vibratinharley Junior Member

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    I agree. 70 feels good. Sometimes a little faster to keep up with traffic.
    I did 100 before but bike felt like it was working to hard and not a comfortable speed. Too dangerous for me.
     
  6. Davidw2415

    Davidw2415 Senior Member

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    A friend told me My bike would easily do 130. My response; "not with me on it."
     
  7. TXMikey

    TXMikey Junior Member

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    I try to keep up with the flow of traffic. Around here, that tends to be about 70 if the posted speed is 60. Outside of town, I tend to cruise around 70-75.
     
  8. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    70-75 is my normal range been faster 80-85 isnt to bad either but i dont want a ticket
     
  9. 00BUCKSHOT

    00BUCKSHOT Junior Member

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    i am comfortable at just about any speed on an open road.....but i ENJOY the ride at around 50mph thats when i'm grinning like a possum!
     
  10. wildspirit97

    wildspirit97 Senior Member

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    Comfortable speed is a lot more than speed. It all depends on the road, weather, and my mood:D:bigsmiley18::bigsmiley15: I haven't pushed it to see how fast she would go since I put on stage one with the Thundermax tuner but stock 110 mph was all I could get out of the bike riding 2-up. I would never suggest that unless you have a very close "riding" relationship with the person on the back.
    As for GP riding the speed limit or 5-10 mph below is usually pretty comfortable if we're just out and about.