Bluebulb Projects presents:
The Measure of Things Logo
Enter a measurement to see comparisons


Equivalents in other units


How fast is 110 kilometers per hour?

Sort Order:
Closest first | Highest first | Lowest first

It's about as fast as a Knuckleball (baseball).
(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.
It's about as fast as a Cheetah.
In other words, the speed of a Cheetah is 1.004 times 110 kilometers per hour.
(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 nine-tenths as fast as a Hurricane.
In other words, 110 kilometers per hour is 0.9230 times the speed of a Hurricane, and the speed of a Hurricane is 1.08 times that amount.
(formally: Topical cyclone; a.k.a. typhoon)
A hurricane is defined by the US National Hurricane Center as a Northern Hemisphere tropical storm having one-minute average wind-speeds of at least 119 kph. Typhoons Tip (October, 1979) and Keith (October, 1997) and Hurricanes Camille (August, 1969) and Allen (August, 1980) jointly hold the record for highest tropical storm wind speeds at 310 kph (192.63 mph).
It's about nine-tenths as fast as a Curveball (baseball).
In other words, the speed of a Curveball (baseball) is 1.10 times 110 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 three-fourths as fast as a Fastball (baseball).
In other words, the speed of a Fastball (baseball) is 1.30 times 110 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)
The average speed of major league fastball pitch is 150 kph. When up against the quickest professional fastball pitchers, a batter may have less than 0.4 seconds to react to a pitched ball.
It's about one-and-a-half times as fast as a Greyhound.
In other words, 110 kilometers per hour is 1.520 times the speed of a Greyhound, and the speed of a Greyhound is 0.6580 times that amount.
(a.k.a. English greyhound) (approximate maximum speed)
Greyhounds reach average race speeds of 72.4 kph. Despite their racing prowess, greyhounds are not considered energetic dogs — the typical greyhound race requires the dogs to run for less than 35 seconds.
It's about three-fifths as fast as a Skydiver (belly-to-earth).
In other words, 110 kilometers per hour is 0.580 times the speed of a Skydiver (belly-to-earth), and the speed of a Skydiver (belly-to-earth) is 1.70 times that amount.
(Belly-to-Earth orientation, average conditions, terminal velocity)
A belly-to-Earth oriented skydiver's terminal velocity is about 190 kph. In a typical jump from 3,900 m (13,000 ft), a diver in this orientation will be in freefall for 60 seconds.