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Hi im new here and im just about am ready to buy one of these baby but i have a question? Will this bike keep up on the road? how fast does it go and can i take it for long rides[highway] ?? Please get back to me some one ok?? Thank john lewis aka birddog2214
 

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It can do 90 MPH without any problem (I have not tried more than that). I ride it to and from work on the highway (more than 60 miles both ways).
 

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I was told it can go 0-60 in something like 6.4 seconds. I got 100 mile an hour "certified" today on a country road with no traffic and it was just asking for more throttle. I'd say there's no problems keeping up with others in traffic.
 

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I bought a Spyder because my eldest(21) son doesnt pay enough attention to cars. Hes not wreckless mind you , but cars hitting motorcyclists are the biggest danger on the road as we all know ... Visability wise it is a safer machine than a motorcycle , but handling wise the Spyder leaves MUCH to be desired . A motorcycle is safer at DOUBLE the speed when it comes to handling around corners . At 70mph and below the Spyder s fine , above that and your taking a risk. We have 9 other motorcycles in the garage and I personally have roadraced and been riding for roughly 30yrs . My Back is deteriating causing constant pain especially driving a car due to the position of having legs forward . the Spyder wil be my Winter vehicle as I have n electric suit that (fieldsheer?) is fantastic down to about 15 degrees
 

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Hey Jake......I read your post and was impressed by the fact that you are being honest in your thoughts about handling. The "Y" may be sexy in ads, but in the real world, I feel safer at highway speed on my Honda Helix scooter. My RT-S gets slammed around in the wind and cornering at 70mph IS very un-nerving. Maybe it's just me (and you) but I suspect others are thinking the same thing, but would never admit it. Heck, I could have bought a fine Goldwing for $31,000 but that is not the case. I will enjoy what I have, because that's what I have.....and look sexy doing it.
 

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I just left a 2001 bmw 1200 LT and it did cut through the wind nicely at about any speed, but.... it was getting pretty heavy at every stop... Pretty top heavy anyway, and with the wife on there it got only worse. Would be great if every ride only has a start and one stop!.. We got the RT and pretty much like it. 1300mi so far. It is a totally different animal, tried a harley trike and it felt like it would fall over in about every curve..... did not like that at all... The spyder is great up to about 60 and then wants to dance a little, especially in the wind. I am learning to just dance with her. It really is more stable than it seems at times, and there is a pucker factor! But it never falls over at stop lights and the wife can wiggle all she wants. You do have to drive it all the time, so more attention to the road, the dynamics between 2 wheel and Y factor are so different, it was hard to get used to. Just another transition in life to get used to. At 58 yrs old... I was ready to trade in 900lb 2 wheel for the 950 stable platform.
 

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Just got back fron wintering in Florida Rode with 14 other bikes Harley`s an honda`s rode over 3000 miles in 4 months Never had a problem keeping up, fact is they said Iwas pushing them...My Spyder ran Great.....
 
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