JustSomeOldGuy wrote:uthornsfan wrote:More importantly that bike is not capable of going 200mph.
Average superbike/bulletbike only does up to 165+- (maybe they meant 200 KILOMETERS per hour?)
Average rider isn't capable of operating it at that speed for any distance
Average police car tops out at 130+-
But over a long chase they still caught him (And I didn't see any mention of a helicopter as part of the pursuit)
Somebody is exaggerating......
The fast bikes in the US are ECU limited yes, though that is easily dealt with and common for those that modify. There are MANY factory models that will do 185/195 limited and more if the electron lock is removed.
Unfortunately, many an avarage rider and less than avarage have ridden thier bikes to the ECU limitation...as for not doing it for long..yes, normally when that speed run is arrested (pun intended) with blunt force trauma
Id guess the "Exceeding 200 MPH" was based on the officer doing a indicated XXX and then estimating the speed of the rider as he pulled away.