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How fast is 160 kilometers per hour?

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It's about one-and-one-tenth times as fast as a Fastball (baseball).
In other words, the speed of a Fastball (baseball) is 0.91 times 160 kilometers per hour.
(a.k.a. rising fastball, a.k.a. cross-seam fastball, a.k.a. heater, a.k.a. hummer, a.k.a. smoker; for four-seam grip) (major league average)
It's about four-fifths as fast as a Skydiver (belly-to-earth).
In other words, 160 kilometers per hour is 0.84 times the speed of a Skydiver (belly-to-earth), and the speed of a Skydiver (belly-to-earth) is 1.2 times that amount.
(Belly-to-Earth orientation, average conditions, terminal velocity)
It's about four-fifths as fast as a Tornado.
In other words, 160 kilometers per hour is 0.8050153 times the speed of a Tornado, and the speed of a Tornado is 1.242212 times that amount.
(EF2) (wind speed range average)
According to the Enhanced Fujita scale implemented by the US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, a "significant" tornado has an Enhanced Funjita scale classification of EF2 and is characterized by wind gust speeds between 177.02784 kph and 220.480128 kph. The largest recorded tornado — an F4 event occurring in Nebraska in May, 2004 — was almost 4.02 km (2.5 mi) across.
It's about one-and-three-tenths times as fast as a Curveball (baseball).
In other words, the speed of a Curveball (baseball) is 0.77 times 160 kilometers per hour.
(a.k.a. hook, a.k.a. hammer, a.k.a. yakker) (major league average)
The average speed of major league curveball pitch is 120 kph. In the 1940's, debate over whether there really was a curve in the curveball pitch was settled with the conclusion that the ball does curve; however, an optical illusion caused by the spin of the ball and the batter's perception of motion exaggerates the extent of the curve.
It's about one-and-one-third times as fast as a Hurricane.
In other words, the speed of a Hurricane is 0.746 times 160 kilometers per hour.
(formally: Topical cyclone; a.k.a. typhoon)
It's about one-and-two-fifths times as fast as a Cheetah.
In other words, 160 kilometers per hour is 1.448 times the speed of a Cheetah, and the speed of a Cheetah is 0.6906 times that amount.
(Acinonyx jubatus)
The cheetah can reach speeds of up to 101 - 120 km/h in short bursts. From a crouching position, the cheetah can attain these speeds in just 2.25 seconds.
It's about one-and-a-half times as fast as a Knuckleball (baseball).
In other words, the speed of a Knuckleball (baseball) is 0.67 times 160 kilometers per hour.
(a.k.a. knuckler, a.k.a. floater, a.k.a. dancer, a.k.a. butterfly ball) (major league average)
The average speed of major league knuckleball pitch is 110 kph. Eddie Cicotte, who was later implicated in the 1919 Black Sox scandal, is credited with developing the pitch ca. 1906.