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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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(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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I've reached 175km/h on a straight, flat road, with a little bit of wind, and hugging my baby as much as possible, I think I could squeeze maybe 178 out of her with a little bit more road. A friend has gotten to 180 on a downhill slope, and he seems to think the speedo wont go past 180 as he believes he was still accelerating.
 

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Even though redline is 13,000, I read in MCN the rev limiter is set at 12,500. I haven't tried it though. An indicated 90 is as fast as I've been. I plan to head over to Texas Toll Road 130 soon. The legal speed limit there is 85 mph, which means probably 90 on the speedo. I like to round up, so if I can find an empty road and have good weather, I will try 100 mph. The problem on that road is wild hogs come out of nowhere and cross the road in herds so there is always a risk at those speeds.
 

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My fastest bike is naked and when you get to about 90 mph it's really tough even if you tuck. That little fly screen on the Ninja 300 helps a lot though.
 

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well 175kmh is 108mph so you should be able to break 100mph. 6th gear is very tall and actually redlines 2 or 3k earlier than the painted redline, so dont worry if you only get 4 or 5 more mph in that gear
 

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I've hit 112 on the 91 in socal, but my weight is 135 lbs, which likely plays a huge factor. I've been impressed with the handling at these speeds if you are able to tuck. I'm only 5' 8" so my frame fits in there really well. If I don't tuck, I've noticed that 80 mph is my limit before the wind factor starts pulling my body backwards and it comes almost necessary to tuck. If you're tucked, you can easily mob around in the 85-90mph range, the aerodynamics of the bike are great.
 
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