There are only a few motorcyclists who have crossed the line of 300 kph (186 mph) in their lifetime. But it is not a competition, so if a friend of yours has reached 300 kph, then don’t challenge him that you can also do it.
I am telling you from my own long experience, there is no bravery in it. It is stupid, reckless, and quite dangerous. In fact, you should suggest to your friend to never again repeat it. It won’t do any good to him or anybody else who thinks that reaching 300 kph is a milestone.
Anyways, that’s my professional opinion but I know deep down you won’t listen to anything I have to say. You have that passion or something that is in every young motorcyclist. So, no matter how much we force you to never do it, you are going to do it anyway.
That’s why we are here today. To tell you how it feels to reach 300 kph? I did it once and trust me, I don’t consider it as an achievement.
Most of you probably haven’t reached 300 kph, even with high-powered motorcycles like the BMW S 1000 RR and the Honda CBR1100BX, unless you’ve been to a straight track with no traffic at all. Even with these bikes, it would be difficult to reach 300 kph. You can reach 200 kph easily but 300 kph is not very easy.
Plus, you need time to reach that speed. Many people stopped in the middle of it and quit. Some motorcyclists can’t handle it.
As I said, it is life-affirming and dangerous.
To efficiently do it, you need to look further ahead, predict any small change, and react very quickly.
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When you hit 300 kph, you will realize that you can’t see clearly. You won’t be able to look much further ahead or at the needle in the speedometer. Everything becomes a blur when you are going around 300 kph. It is very difficult to see because of blurring and in the end, it affects your vision of the road ahead, which makes us slow down.
Noise & Vibration
Another big problem when you hit 300 kph is so much vibration and buffeting. Also, there will be a tremendous amount of noise, no matter if you are using earplugs or not because it won’t be the noise of the engine or the exhaust but the roar of the wind.
You will feel like you are standing in front of a fighter plane!
Too much wind noise and blurred vision are not the only things you will face when you hit 300 kph.
Next is, “the vibration.”
It is very dangerous unless you have a full-face safety helmet that is the correct size, that is highly aerodynamically stable and fits you very well. Plus, your motorcycle gloves and jacket must be the correct size. Loose-fitting clothing also creates noise against the wind.
When I reached 300 kph, all I wanted to do was to sit up and wave my hand but the pressure was overwhelming and instead of lifting my head, I pulled my head further into my body.
But I must tell you, that feeling was unique. You can only get the feeling that I felt back then when you are riding extremely fast and hit 300 kph.
Now, it is time to slow down and stop the bike. It is not easy to do in this situation. I remember when I moved my foot to use the brake, it was quite difficult to do against the wind at such speed.
But, make sure you use the brakes gently because of the minimal contact between the tires and the riding surface. Every ripple on the riding surface will lift the tires off the ground slightly.
So, now you understand how it is going to feel when you are riding and hit 300 kph.
Yes, I know you are excited, and you think you will feel fantastic. But the truth is, it may cost you your life! So, if you feel like riding at high speeds, then go to the racetrack, instead of the public roads.
I got my Deauville (680cc) to 200kmph. It wouldn’t go any faster, but I likely would have if it could.
It was immensely fast, there was massive wind (even with a large fairing) and the vibration was manageable, but definitely apparent.
I cannot imagine 300kmph but I definitely know it would be near suicidal to attempt on a public road.