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hey guys, im reaching out to hopefully get a few questions answered. I have been ridding the r3 for about six months now and have done the first two maintenance checks recommended in the owners manual. I live currently in tampa florida but my home town is about 175 miles away and I want to make the trip on the R3. I just have a few reservations about the trip. I don't want to hurt the bike or the engine, the trip like I said will be about 175 miles and will be at speeds between 60mph to 80mph. Do any of you guys, who have been riding this bike or other small bikes, think this is a good/bad idea? and why? again thanks for all the help in advance.:D
also I know that with the 250s its not recommended for highway use or long trips cause your pushing the engine basically to its limit the whole time, I'm just wondering if its the same thing with the R3.
 

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The bike will be perfectly fine. I rode about 850 Kms a day from Toronto to Philadelphia back in June. It was super fun and there were no issues at all.
 

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also I know that with the 250s its not recommended for highway use or long trips cause your pushing the engine basically to its limit the whole time, I'm just wondering if its the same thing with the R3.
Who told you this?
I cant find it in a cbr250 or Ninja 250 owners manuals,
My cbr and Ninja 250's were happiest around the peak of their power curve.


The R3 IS a 250, its the same bike.
 

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The r3 isn't a 250 its a 320, and its not that anyone told me its kind of just common knowledge, for me at least. A lot of the older 250cc bikes don't do well after long trips like that. The engine can get worn out. This I know from experience with dirt bikes and family members having had 250's. Idk what the top speed is of the ninja 250 or the cbr250 so I cant really say too much about them personally. However I can say from a mechanical stand point if you run an engine, this being any engine, at its peak power out put for long periods of time over and over, you will wear out the engine. I'm not looking to have any sort of argument or anything I'm just saying what I know from personal experience.


the other thing is that with the smaller engine if you run it hard for a long period it requires a lot more maintenance to keep it up and running good.
 

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if youre planning on doing 60-80s it's only 6-9k rpm on the 6th gear
the bike just started entering the power band. You will feel it's very comfortable to ride in the speed. Even if you have to speed up a little to avoid trucks/crazy drivers you get plenty of power at 80mph
 

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175 miles is just over a tank of fuel, 2 hrs at only 80mph, quarter of a days ride.
*Even quicker if the USA roads are so fast that a 250 (Or a 250 with a bigger piston) cant do it lol.


Your bike has a revlimiter, at 193kph it will prevent itself over revving.
 
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