Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Northern Virginia/Metro DC
Just as a datapoint for your top speed test runs....
I took my 2016/975 miles Rebel on the interstate today for the very first time. (Previous high speed runs have been on a divided parkway, but with 45-50 mph speed limits.)
I was just practicing, so was merging onto westbound, going up to the next exit, doing the clover leaf, and looping back on to eastbound to go back where I came from, and repeat 3 times.
Because of congestion and the short distance, I was not able to hit max speed. Each time I tried, I ran out of room and had to throttle back while the Rebel was still accelerating at a pretty good rate.
I was consistently hitting 75 mph, and there was definitely more speed left in it. I will be shocked if this bike won’t hit 80.
Flattish highway, wind not a significant factor (tested speed in both directions.) Totally stock. I do have a National Cycle windscreen, and I am running high-test gas (E10) with Seafoam added.
As a side note, I was very impressed with how nicely this Rebel cruises at 60-65 mph. After this test run, I am much more confident about doing some local cruising on the Rebel.