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The other part about still having a quarter tank of gas left cracked me up as well. When my bike says it has a quarter tank, it still has 75-80 miles left. Probably coulda slipped back into Wyoming.
 

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Hard to get away on a highway... Back roads maybe, but on the highway there isn't any place to hide.
 

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Isn't it obvious what kind of bike he was on?

A K1200GT. 2003 Probably, but maybe a 2004.

Oh, and definitely the fast blue color.
 

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davidk63 said:
A K1200GT. 2003 Probably, but maybe a 2004.

Oh, and definitely the fast blue color.
BULLSHIT........... '04 GT, Peidmont Red. Definately fastest color. Regularly 130.
Z-6's, NGK iridium plugs, Escort 8500 X-50. Not even the slightest vibration in mirrors.
 

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All that I have to say is...you can out run the cop BUT, you will never out run his radio.
 

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BULLSHIT........... '04 GT, Peidmont Red. Definately fastest color. Regularly 130.
Z-6's, NGK iridium plugs, Escort 8500 X-50. Not even the slightest vibration in mirrors.
Yeah, right...red means STOP
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RedHawK12GT said:
BULLSHIT........... '04 GT, Peidmont Red. Definately fastest color. Regularly 130.
Z-6's, NGK iridium plugs, Escort 8500 X-50. Not even the slightest vibration in mirrors.
130 for red? Well, wasn't red. Red is further away from the speed of light than any other color, donchano.

Clocked at 133, and the 150 is just speculation on someone's part, qualified or not (probably not...how often is someone tested for accurate observation of those speeds?)

While above the limit of an "R" bike, any '98 and above K bike could've easily hit the clocked speed, and some may be able to hit the stated "150". Howevah, ya gotta be wary of what you read in the newspaper these days. It ain't about accuracy anymore, it's what sells...



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Razel: it's Peidmont Red, not just red.

I own a 04 Peidmont Red and it is a lot faster than my 02. The 02 was silver and red, but not enough red.

I have had it at the rev limiter in High gear. with the bags on!!
So you will have to figure out the speed cause I have had way too much VO whisky tonight.

The speedo read 160+. It is real hard to concentrate on a gauge at that speed but it was in the 160+ area.

With the bags off it gets there a lot sooner.

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So fast you can't see me. Z

PS. the 02 could only do 155MPH with the bags on.
Could the Remus Exh. on the Peidmont Red do it?
 

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Definitely not Red!

Everybody knows the Piedmont Red was only made for the few individuals that could not handle the speed of the Orient Blue. Look at the BMW logo for crying out loud. It's white and BLUE! And let's not even get started on that greenish, aqua, whatever color that is.
 

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Razel said:
Clocked at 133, and the 150 is just speculation on someone's part, qualified or not (probably not...how often is someone tested for accurate observation of those speeds?)
I'm with you on this. I got the impression that the 133 was actually read from radar while the 150 is a vague estimate (as in faster than 100 but not as fast as 200)

That reminds me of a car chase many long years ago in Terre Haute, IN. The police reported that the chase involved speeds in excess of 100 mph. The perp was driving a VW microbus! This was in the 70s when the microbus was basically a big box with an air cooled VW engine in it. I doubt that it would it 100 if dropped from an airplane unless it had been compacted first. (The driver evaded several road blocks by driving up on the grass and around the squad cars that blocked the pavement. :D )

Anyway... Could have probably been anything faster than my old K75RT, no? Certainly any K12 is capable of a true 133.
 

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Not to be rude.

Not to be rude but you are all missing the point. Ever been to Craig Colorado? You'd speed outta there too.
 

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130+ ?

I don't know how many older K bikes you all have run with out on the open road, but I haven't come across one yet that would get to 130 and THEN start "walking away".

You might get an LT up to 120-125 or an older GT/RS to 130-135, but to pull away from a trooper on the far side of 130 mph it has got to be one of the new k-bikes. I would guess the new R1200S would probably do it, but it's only been out a short time and I doubt they've sold 10 of them nation wide so far.

This is how the trooper, Smith, described it:

"Smith turned around and tried to pull Voss over for speeding, but Voss sped up and fled, the trooper said. The chase quickly hit speeds well over 100 mph, Smith said.

"I was running 130 mph and he was walking away from me," Smith said."

If I was a betting man....and I am....I would wager that the bike was a K1200S. They're fast enough to fit the description and they out number K1200R's and the new GT's by a huge number.

AND I'll be honest, there was a TINGE of guilty pleasure in hearing that a 50 year old "geezer" on a BMW took off...and then a feeling of relief that he had the good sense to stop when it looked like someone might get hurt.


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I wonder what model? K1200S? R? New GT? Cause it couldn't have been one of those old pokey Flying Brick or Boxer BMWs. ;)...
You, Jeff, love to stir $#!* up! ;) :D
 

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AND I'll be honest, there was a TINGE of guilty pleasure in hearing that a 50 year old "geezer" on a BMW took off...and then a feeling of relief that he had the good sense to stop when it looked like someone might get hurt.


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Running that fast, you have to wonder if he realized he had even passed a cop or that one was behind him. I do understand wanting to cross some stretch of god foresaken road at a high rate of speed. We generally cross the northeast side of New Mexico from Springer to Clayton in the 120-125mph range, but at 6:00a.m. generally.
 

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Running that fast, you have to wonder if he realized he had even passed a cop or that one was behind him. I do understand wanting to cross some stretch of god foresaken road at a high rate of speed. We generally cross the northeast side of New Mexico from Springer to Clayton in the 120-125mph range, but at 6:00a.m. generally.
With all the antelope between Springer and Clayton?!?!?!? You are much braver than I. We rode through there in late May at 8am and saw the antelope jumping the fences on both sides. But we only were doing 90-100mph ;)
 

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And according to the report, the guy was "passing oncoming cars".. that's pretty hard not to do! O little town of Craig - you finally have something to write about! Way to go, Voss! BTW, it was probably red or blue, because green is the stealth color......
 

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With all the antelope between Springer and Clayton?!?!?!?
Haven't seen any antelope or deer the two years we went through there on the way back to Tulsa. Saw plenty of deer coming out of the mountains by Red River though.
 
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