Monday, March 28, 2005


Speed-test results: 2005 GSXR1000

Test Date: 03.27.2005
Time: 17:15:30 CST
Elevation: 2,959 ft.
Temperature: 61 degrees(F)
Humidity: 24%
Barometric Pressure: < 29.5 in.
Wind: 285 degrees @ 12 mph (crosswind)

Bike: 2005 GSXR1000 (bone stock)
Rider Weight: ~140 lb.
Max Verified Speed: 178 mph

Observations and notes:

1. Four runs were made. The first was a low-speed pass to test the GPS receiver. The following three were full-throttle passes in sixth gear. All runs were within 1 mph of each other.

2. We believe the moderate crosswind prevented the 2005 GSXR1000 from reaching velocities in excess of 180 mph. By next weekend, the bike will have received modifications to its exaust system, and reprogrammed injection maps. If conditions are then comparable, but with lighter winds (or a tailwind), the OSB test team is confident the new Gixxer will easily break the 180 mark.

3. Note: These test results were not adjusted for optimal conditions to inflate the numbers, as is seen in many motorcycle magazines. The 178-mile per hour pass represents the exact speed of the motorcycle under the described atmospheric conditions to within one third of one mile per hour.


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