I know what you mean about high speeds on faired sports bikes. Speeds in excess of 150mph on my old ZX9R felt a bit easy and uneventful except that the world around me was flashing past like a sped up video. I think the scariest thing was when I slowed down to 70mph it felt so slow that I could get off and walk!Pretty moot point on the Bobber and even if you live next to a German autobahn or racetrack with a long straight, it would still be the wrong bike; uncomfortable and probably pretty unstable. The OEM tires, suspension, engine/revs/air intake and brakes (or aerodynamics) are not set up for very high velocity.
I’ve been over 250kph on a gixxer 1000 and it’s neither exhilarating nor fun. Kind of boring actually!
What gets me excited are skills like Motorcycle gymkhana and advanced riding. Those skills take dedication, skill & talent. Twisting a throttle doesn’t.
*Just my personal opinion and in no way meant to offend you or your question
I've had the Bobber up to about 90 mph on the Interstate when I was trying to get past a bunch of cars. 90 mph was very uncomfortable for me. The Bobber is a great bike for easy riding around 45 to 55 mph on secondary roads.
20 years ago I got a BMW up to 245 kph on the autobahn. That was enough for me. My reaction time would not be fast enough for me to do that again.
"Windshield" is the key word here. I don't have one. :frown2:I agree, running at 85/90 is very uncomfortable. However some weeks back I ran at 90+ for a good stint to test out my windshield at hight speed and it was actually very comfortable indeed. The bike just purred along and I was very comfortable, could have stayed at that speed for an hour easily.
All depends on one's set up I guess. As you point out though, running those kings of speeds without a shield is hard work.