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View Poll Results: Whats your top speed
50-99 kmph 62 4.35%
100-149 kmph 492 34.55%
150-199 kmph 632 44.38%
200-249 kmph 167 11.73%
250-299 kmph 41 2.88%
300+ kmph 30 2.11%
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Old 30th April 2006, 03:34   #691
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120mph in a 1992 ford escort in canada. pretty exciting, though i had to back off coz the speed-limit was 60.
Was that a Ford Escort GT ? or was you going down Ishpatina Ridge ?
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Old 30th April 2006, 20:31   #692
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152 KPH.....'82 Corolla, Mysore Road. Got my Licence just last August, so need time to clock faster speeds, and yeah the roads down here need to improve.
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152 KPH.....'82 Corolla, Mysore Road. Got my Licence just last August, so need time to clock faster speeds, and yeah the roads down here need to improve.
TCX, Mysore road is a very dangerous road for speeding purposes, I suggest you don't try your speed record attempts there. See my experience.

On a general note, I request the members not to try new speed records just so that you can post it here. Team-BHP does not encourage reckless speeding, but safe driving.
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Tested dad's indigo LS on the noida toll bridge at 140 kmph and my ggetz in the same place at 145... gonna wait for the first service till i try it on my new Ikon Flair
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On a general note, I request the members not to try new speed records just so that you can post it here. Team-BHP does not encourage reckless speeding, but safe driving.
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Tested dad's indigo LS on the noida toll bridge at 140 kmph and my ggetz in the same place at 145... gonna wait for the first service till i try it on my new Ikon Flair
Hehehe Samurai... i guess nobody is listening.....

by the way.... i did 55 in my friends Reva didnt go any faster...

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While entering Seattle International Raceway as a spectator friend of a participant, I had to sign away my rights.

Something to the effect:
“I understand that racing motor vehicles is an inherently dangerous activity to both participants and audience.
By entering this place of entertainment, I hereby waive all my rights to compensation and agree to hold <Seattle International Raceway> and <Winston West Racing>, harmless from any liability, monetary or otherwise, in the event of any injury, loss of life or damage to my property”

Team-BHP is a forum of decent automotive enthusiasts. Hope I don’t offend any immature sensibilities. Apologies in advance if I do.

Friends, think about this…
Here at home in India, we use a public road and our driving license which is a privilege (not a birthright) to operate a motor vehicle at elevated speeds, willfully placing at risk, our own life and limb and that of our hapless passengers and other road users, innocent bystanders and their property.

If we are guilty of that, don’t we richly deserve to have our insurance company turn down all our claims if we had exceeded the legal speed limit?
Or is it our authorities’ forensic investigation handicap that condones our consistently breaking the speed limit and encouraging others to do likewise?

What are we thinking, when we say, “How fast can you drive or how fast have you driven”. Isn’t it a childish dare, to macho bravado,
like for example:
“How many pegs of scotch have you downed?”
“How many bottles of beer can you guzzle?”
“How many packs have you smoked in a day?”
“How many kilograms can you squat on the Smith machine?”

Must we get our kicks from “Living dangerously on the Edge”?

Should driving dad’s average Octavia with a 100+ bhp engine give us license to break the law?
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“How many pegs of scotch have you downed?”
“How many bottles of beer can you guzzle?”
“How many packs have you smoked in a day?”
“How many kilograms can you squat on the Smith machine?”

Must we get our kicks from “Living dangerously on the Edge”?

Should driving dad’s average Octavia with a 100+ bhp engine give us license to break the law?
very well said ram, i totally agree with you on this... in fact if you go through the whole thread, many of us had similar feeling on this subject, if my memory serves me right, at one point navin wanted this thread to be closed... posting their top speeds is one thing, but making a competition out of it is sheer madness.
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posting their top speeds is one thing, but making a competition out of it is sheer madness.
with Ram & Tifosi, this one-up-manship at times reaches new dimensions on this forum......no one seems to be below 140! I sometimes think that I must have been hopelessly slow because in my youth, 80 kmph was WOW and 100 was like....MAN I'M FLYING!!! It took me quite a while to cross 150, a NUMBER OF MOTORING YEARS! And now, 130-140-150-180, what next!!! Yeah, we have far better machines now but I sometimes wonder.......were we extra cautious or what?

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lol... excuse me guys... but the image that comes straight to my mind after reading the last few posts is that of the old wise folk of a village sitting under the neem tree in the center of the village and condemning and criticising the "aajkal ke bachhe"... while puffing from the community hookah!!

I request my friends to shoot me if they ever see me under that neem tree.

Oh and yeah... jus like TBHP, i dont encourage reckless driving, illegal drags, abusive language, more than two smilies per post, direct personal attacks and so on and so forth.

Peace!
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I must have been hopelessly slow because in my youth, 80 kmph was WOW and 100 was like....MAN I'M FLYING!!! It took me quite a while to cross 150,...........were we extra cautious or what?
No offense Suman but which pre-historic period was this.

well the machines are better now, Roads are better.....

i'm not telling that one needs to go at speeds above 180 or something but what i'm telling is that people ( or atleast i ) do these kinds of speeds provided the Road is well laid ( hope you got what i mean ), straight, No traffic.
i wont do and moreover cannot do such speeds in traffic or city limits.
all i want to say is such speeds should not be achieved while driving rashly or dangerously.... no risks should be involved ( like my dad says 100% safety to be maintained....)

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Oh and yeah... jus like TBHP, i dont encourage reckless driving, illegal drags, abusive language, more than two smilies per post, direct personal attacks and so on and so forth.
well i too follow the same....

PS : Amitoj you sound like a Mod to me....!!! ??? hinting at something...J/K
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well the machines are better now, Roads are better.....
Yes, and Unfortunately, road sense of people using it has become worse.
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Old 3rd May 2006, 20:06   #702
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Yes, and Unfortunately, road sense of people using it has become worse.
well i agree RX135 thats surely the cause for concern now, and thats the reason so many of us are expressing our concern asking people to drive/ride safely. unfortunately the laws are not being stricly implemented forget being followed.
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i took my volks wagwan vento CL. at 218 max.. i guess it's not quite bad
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i took my volks wagwan vento CL. at 218 max.. i guess it's not quite bad
Wagwan ???... 218... where did u do that...
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Originally Posted by ram
Here at home in India, we use a public road and our driving license which is a privilege (not a birthright) to operate a motor vehicle at elevated speeds, willfully placing at risk, our own life and limb and that of our hapless passengers and other road users, innocent bystanders and their property.

If we are guilty of that, don’t we richly deserve to have our insurance company turn down all our claims if we had exceeded the legal speed limit?
Or is it our authorities’ forensic investigation handicap that condones our consistently breaking the speed limit and encouraging others to do likewise?
While I respect your command of the English language, I must confess your post was almost as tough to read as some of the sms language ones that get deleted.

IMHO, it is slightly arrogant to assume that your version of the "right thing" would serve to offend only immature sensibilities.

It is also slightly unrealistic to impose a 50 kmph speed limit on a national highway. A lot of us use our discretion and our knowledge of automobiles to conclude what speeds to drive at.

This isn't aimed at you, Ram, but I find it slightly hilarious that some people preach and practise the exact opposite.
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