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264 km/h on the speedo. (165mph)
Calculated real speed: 244 km/h (152mph)
Gen3 have (at least canadian version) 8% error on speedo.
I don't believe my US version (2013 model) is that far off. As I remember, when the bike is indicating 82, my GPS is indicating about 80.

I don't have a clue what top end would be.
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Motorcycle Consumer News got a 2015 FJR up to a measured 150.7 mph.
A Kawasaki C-14 has a slightly larger engine, 6 speed gearbox, RAM air induction, runs on premium gas and it is less that 5 mph faster. It is significantly quicker though.
Slightly OT but Kawasaki is inflating things calling the C14 a "1,400cc" motorcycle when it only has 1,352cc actual displacement (slightly more than 4% larger than the FJR). The FJR is far closer to 1,300cc with 1,298cc actual.

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Like I said, "A Kawasaki C-14 has a slightly larger engine,".

And mathematically speaking, it is permissible to round up from 1352 cc. to 1400 cc.

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And mathematically speaking, it is permissible to round up from 1352 cc. to 1400 cc.
Now I feel better, because that makes both bikes eleven second bikes, right?

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Now I feel better, because that makes both bikes eleven second bikes, right?
I'm not a drag racer, so I sure won't do it, but I've seen quarter mile times for various models of FJR in the high 10s.

In the real world, a fraction of a second in quarter mile times doesn't really seem to amount to much. I know I've ridden with friends on C14s, and even in passing situations they never pulled away much at all. Of course, I may have been a gear lower -- I'm sneaky like that
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I live at 5700ft above sea-level so probably not the best place to test top end, but despite this I have hit 160mph (on the clock) numerous times but never anything over that. What I find is that she will pull nicely up to 150mph but what you get over that just depends on the conditions of the day. Maybe someone at sea-level has seen more?
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Duncan, what year FJR?

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Our son has a Kymco Like 200i .... actual cc is 163

In the UK, the Construction and Use Regs allow for a maximum speedometer inaccuracy of 10%, therefore the cops will not ticket if you remain under the posted limit +10%

I find it a bit bizarre that areas of the US have a "no tolerance" policy on speed limits, and are allowed not just to ticket for 1mph over, but can also ticket if a cop simply thinks you were speeding. This seems to flatly counter any idea of natural justice, as folk can be held liable for an error they were doing their diligent best to avoid.

I know manufacturers err on the side of caution with speedo calibration, nonetheless, there is an unfairness there.

The Iron Butt Rally has instituted a rule in recent years. Get caught going +20, even in Nevada, and you will be taking penalty points. Yes, there are people watching the Spot tracks and working out your speed.
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@JohnC she is a 2006 Gen2, now with 45000 miles, stock air box, after market cans and a PCIII for smoothing out the throttle.
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