So I was riding my '02 SV650S on a long, straight backroad (if you are gonna rant about speeding then stop reading now and pretend you didn't see this), and I decided to see how fast the bike went. I was riding in the Red River Valley of extreme western Minnesota (right on the Minnesota-North Dakota border, aka Red River). It was about 93 degrees, 94% humidity with prevailing 15mph tail wind. I cracked the throttle and started up through the gears. The last I looked at the speedo, it read all of 146 mph at ~9800rpm. I stayed on the throttle a bit longer but never looked back down at the speedo (needless to say my heart was pumping pretty good at this speed). Now I have read the other threads on top speed and this sounds a bit too fast for an SV, even if my speedo reads about 5 mph faster than actual speed. Anyways, just curious as to what you guys think of a stock SVS doing over a buck-forty (plus whatever more speed I got out of staying on the throttle for about five more seconds). And for those of you who follow the law by the strictest of standards and disregarded my disclaimer, I was on a straight highway with no cars visible within five miles (I could see the car). For those who have been to western MN or eastern ND then you know what I mean by straight, flat roads with nobody within five miles.