jckosnow- I don't know how old you are or if you have ridden one of these, but in their day...That was the fastest production motorcycle in the world. Lizrdbrth had his experiences on one, I have too. I had one to 140 mph with 2 people on it and also did a few 50mph+ wheelies. These are screaming machines, not a lot of them around anymore or their riders. A lot of people got killed on these. It was flat out dangerous, but what a rush!! It could leave your knee's knocking and your whole body shaking with adreneline after a wild ride. Honestly, they had more power than you can even describe and once you got to around 4 or 5 thousand rpms and were still gunning it, it just came alive, you were at redline before you could blink, on one wheel.
Yeah, they were really something!! I've learned to slow down over the years and aren't as crazy as I once was. Now days, I am perfectly happy plugging along at 40 or 50 mph. I don't even like going on the highway anymore. I love riding so much and always have. I only want one thing now days and that is to live to ride tomorrow! I'd love hearing from any other members who happened to ride one of these old mach 3's.great description littletommy really sums it up I too had mine to a tick over 140 but I was alone, and accidentally passed a cop who luckily never caught up to me or did not bother to chase I will never know which