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J6G1Z

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How Fast Have You Ever Been On Your VT Ascot?
« on: April 03, 2014, 08:58:30 AM »
As the title asks... How fast have you ever had your VT500FT up to?

Please add any important additional information such as body weight & modifications to your bike.

I would like to get an idea of what is possible on various VT500FT Ascots.

Thank you
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Re: How Fast Have You Ever Been On Your VT Ascot?
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2014, 06:02:58 PM »
Mine'll do 0-70 some time this week.:)

My friend got a ticket for 120 mph on his in the late 80's. Said it was about flat-out.

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Re: How Fast Have You Ever Been On Your VT Ascot?
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2014, 06:35:35 AM »
I owned my first VT Ascot in 1988. One day I was running along the coast on I-5 in Southern California & had the whole road to myself. I tucked behind the little quarter windshield that was on that bike & pinned the throttle. The speedo climbed to 120 & stayed there.

More recently I tried the same on another road with the VT Ascot that I own now & it went up to 100 easily, but felt like it really didn't want to go any faster. This bike has a lot more miles on it than my first Ascot & I'm probably a good 60lbs heavier than I was back then. This bike doesn't have any form of quarter fairing or windshield either.

I'm just curious what type of speeds other folks have reached. I realize that the OEM Ascot speedo & tach may not be very accurate on the top end, but what else do we have to go by other than after-market gauges or a radar gun. :o

J.

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Re: How Fast Have You Ever Been On Your VT Ascot?
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2016, 07:06:32 AM »
I have reached 80-85 on my VT500 and that is with GPS Speedo..

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Re: How Fast Have You Ever Been On Your VT Ascot?
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2016, 07:03:55 AM »
Got mine up to 90 this morning.  Wasn't even close to full throttle.  I'm a pretty light guy, but the bike has no fairing or windshield, so the wind was ripping on me pretty hard!

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Re: How Fast Have You Ever Been On Your VT Ascot?
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2016, 05:17:37 PM »
Easy 160 km/h, but it is not tiptop, can go more faster, just hard wind. My weight with helmet +++ 86 kG.
Comfort speed 100 - 120 km/h.
But ... it is city bike not for high ways.

Want to add: when after Honda Ascot ride on Suzuki GSXR1000 2006, after that don't want to ride more on Honda Ascot and come idea to sale Honda what I am thinking now. :)
« Last Edit: October 15, 2016, 12:59:01 PM by Master »
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