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Is it possible to do 1500 miles
In 15 hours basically in a day
On a sport bike?
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Is it possible to do 1500 miles
In 15 hours basically in a day
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In 15 hours? Sure if you average 100 mph counting piss stops and fuel stops... And don't want to walk for about a week... And don't mind potential legal issues...

So if you take a 15 min piss/gas stop every 90 min you would need to average 120mph while riding...
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Most I've done in a day is about 800, and that took like 11 hours, and part of that was doing 120 mph across a desert. I have done 1500 in one weekend, that was brutal.

I'd say 1500 miles in 15 hours is impossible, but you could do it within 24 hours if you were properly motivated.


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I'll say no right now. That breaks down to 100 MPH and that doesn't include stops for gas. So even if by some magic you can crank it up to 110 or 120, there's no way you'll make it across 1500 miles in the US without getting pulled over at that speed.
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You do realise that's about 10 fuel stops.

You'd need to maintain an average speed of 125 mph, stopping for gas about every 150 miles.
That's gonna be both physically and mentally exhausting.


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You do realise that's about 10 fuel stops.

You'd need to maintain an average speed of 125 mph, stopping for gas about every 150 miles.
That's gonna be both physically and mentally exhausting.


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Count into the equation that at those speeds your fuel mileage will also be less. So I'd say that you're gonna be stopping about every 90-100 miles most likely.

It can be done in 24... but not in 15 unless you're doing about a buck fifty on average. And I bet you'll want more than a 5 minute piss and gas break after about the 3rd stop.
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Is it possible to do 1500 miles
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On a sport bike?
I don't need to add to what everyone else has said because they have basically said everything I was thinking by way of a useful response.

HOWEVER, I am curious whether you can do BASIC math...

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I don't need to add to what everyone else has said because they have basically said everything I was thinking by way of a useful response.

HOWEVER, I am curious whether you can do BASIC math...
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curiosity mainly also from ny to cali is 3k mi. i wanted to know if anyone has done it in two days on a sportbike or if it can be done
if you get pulled over once i guess thats it you can take your time after that
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Do 150mph non-stop... You'll get there in a little over 10 hours, thus saving almost 5 hours on your trip
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...nobody mentioned it, but what about tires? I mean, how long can these puppies be held at 120 going in a roughly straight line before they ware out?
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curiosity mainly also from ny to cali is 3k mi. i wanted to know if anyone has done it in two days on a sportbike or if it can be done
if you get pulled over once i guess thats it you can take your time after that
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curiosity mainly also from ny to cali is 3k mi. i wanted to know if anyone has done it in two days on a sportbike or if it can be done
if you get pulled over once i guess thats it you can take your time after that
If you wanted to know this, I may have worded it more like so: Has anyone ever gone from NY to CA in 2 days on a sport bike? Or a similar, 3000 mi road trip in 48 hours...
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