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i got 95 which was more than fine.
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I got to 94 on I-64, 99 in some back-roads near the VA / NC border. Probably could have gone faster but I had already caught up to my buddy.
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I got to 94 on I-64, 99 in some back-roads near the VA / NC border. Probably could have gone faster but I had already caught up to my buddy.
The state police weren't out in force? Lol try 64 east towards Norfolk/VA beach it's like cannonball run out there

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When you consider that the Ninja 300 is barely 18 cubic inches, made up of two 148 cc cylinders, the numbers are amazing. For years the "ton" - (100 mph) barrier was a challenge for the 650 cc twins (40 cu. in.) we rode in the 1960's & 1970's. Yes, old(er) guy here, but I remember my 1973 RD 350 being able to keep up with the 650 twins back in the day. Along came the multi-cylinder bikes and today's 600's are indeed faster than the old twins. I really enjoy my 2013 300 because it reminds me of the 250, 350 & 400 twins, albeit with better technology and almost twice the economy. These bikes are destined to have a really good run and set the bar higher for the "other" manufacturers - can't wait to see what's next.
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111ish seems to be my barrier. Will get to 100ish at 5th gear red. According to speedometer. Not sure how accurate that is though.

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(Top) speeds in gears: stock and 15T countershaft spkt.

At the 13K redline with stock tires/gearing in first through sixth the 300 goes: 38 / 58 / 73 / 89 / 102 / 120 m.p.h., so . . not allowing for tire expansion, 100+ in 5th is very attainable. If you HAVE to see "round" numbers, a 15-tooth sprocket yields: 40 - 60 - 75 - 90+ at 13,000 in the first four gears. Fifth gear at 12.5K = 105 mph and, like most six-speed automobiles; shift to sixth and you slow down. This, I know from trying; been there, done all that. Unless you have a tailwind and/or are on a steep downgrade, it takes more power to go any faster. Though these bikes are amazing, "top end" is not my reason for buying one.

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The state police weren't out in force? Lol try 64 east towards Norfolk/VA beach it's like cannonball run out there

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Nope no police. I am very familiar where the police are around here.

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