06-13-2009, 11:33 PM
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Ontario Canada
I took it upon myself to do a little experiment today. I'm sure many of you have tried this before, but I finally decided to find the top speed of my DS. I erased the current "top speed" in my Garmin and stuck it under the seat (the little tool pocket). I do know that the Garmin's speedo is accurate, which I found out the hard way with a nice speeding ticket a couple weeks ago. Cops radar matched the speedo perfectly, great success! Now with that out of the way, I was able to start the fun.
I did the test on a flat paved road in the middle of the country, not down a main street in the city like I have fantasized about doing for so long, that will have to wait for another test day. You can see for miles, so I made sure there were no cars/people and pinned it. I was surprised how fast it got up to top speed, pure acceleration. I bounced off the limiter in fifth.
And the verdict is.....112KM/H. It's not overly fast, but these things are NOT built for top speed. And it's definitely quick enough for a quad in my opinion, since there are no tracks that I personally know of that you'd be going that fast on anyways. The mods done to my quad are listed down below (my signature)
Thanks for reading!
(I do not advise riding on public roads, this was all just a very realistic dream
09 ds 450x MX
Motoworks SR-4 Slip on
Metal rad guard
Last edited by RichW; 06-13-2009 at 11:43 PM.