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What is the fastest you have gotten your R3 up to? Dealer states 115 mph as top speed for the bike so whos beaten the dealer stat? If you've done any performance mods to the bike and please list them
 

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I have a video that I will post up soon to back up my claim. My R3 is bone stock and I hit 118 MPH with her wound all the way up. I was in a modified tuck with my feet back on the passenger pegs with a backpack. If i didn't have a large semi come up in front of me I think I could have squeezed maybe 120 MPH out of her.

I'm 6'3" 245lbs
 
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Good info. I saw some vids on YouTube and they've shown similar stats- ~191kph or 118mph or so-listed in this thread. I am about to pull the trigger on an R3. I have a 2003 Honda CBR 600RR but am older now. I don't need that power anymore. Ive always been a 600 guy sans the 250 Interceptor I had which was my first bike. There are so many wonderful bikes out there that can fit any need or scenario. I want something more comfortable but still want some umph in case I need it. It's good to know that the R3 can bring it if it needs to.
 

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SMH- Doing this on the streets.... Retards.
Eh, if you are smart and pick a good time and place you can do it with no risk to other people.
Exactly. Speed isnt dangerous if youre being safe and paying attention. Most of the people I see on the road are incompetent, skittish, hesitant, and/or distracted by their phone, texting, etc. I constantly see people driving 20mph on the on ramp on the highway and then stop, mortified at driving in the rain, people texting or talking on the phone, drivers totally overwhelmed parallel parking, etc. Distracted and incompetent drivers are the worst enemy out there.

Frankly, if driving school was more difficult and the license requirements more stringent, we'd all be better off. People forget they're driving a weapon, and not only are their lives involved but everyone around them. Why does Germany have less accidents and far fewer DUI incidents yet able to drive fast on the Autobahn. All these speed limits and red light cams are a racket. The US has been conditioned and brainwashed so they can be fleeced of their money. It's a police-industrial-complex. Money and jobs in the name of safety.
 

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You have to expect the unexpected.

I was just riding to work last week on a really windy day. I was on a back road cruising 65 mph and enjoying my ride when this huge Rubbermaid storage container gets picked up by the wind. I swerved last second and smacked the corner of it with my bike. Huge loud thud, no damage, I didn't go down, but I was lucky. Imagine the same scenario over 118 mph on a PUBLIC road. The outcome wouldn't have been so great. Keep in mind along with the unexpected are unexpected other travelers on the road. Keep the high speeds to the track. There are a few deaths on these bikes already.
On top of it all, talking about a video that proves your lack of safety on public roads just adds to your lack of wisdom.
 

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You have to expect the unexpected.

I was just riding to work last week on a really windy day. I was on a back road cruising 65 mph and enjoying my ride when this huge Rubbermaid storage container gets picked up by the wind. I swerved last second and smacked the corner of it with my bike. Huge loud thud, no damage, I didn't go down, but I was lucky. Imagine the same scenario over 118 mph on a PUBLIC road. The outcome wouldn't have been so great. Keep in mind along with the unexpected are unexpected other travelers on the road. Keep the high speeds to the track. There are a few deaths on these bikes already.
On top of it all, talking about a video that proves your lack of safety on public roads just adds to your lack of wisdom.
I think you missed that part about being smart and picking a good time and place, a windy day doesn't sound like a smart idea aha and picking a good time and place pretty much mean when they is no one around

I do 100+ mph pretty much every time i'm out on my bike because i use it to go to work and i'm still alive (but then again i'm british you actually have to put some time, work and learning into getting a bike licence here ;) )
 

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You have to expect the unexpected.

I was just riding to work last week on a really windy day. I was on a back road cruising 65 mph and enjoying my ride when this huge Rubbermaid storage container gets picked up by the wind. I swerved last second and smacked the corner of it with my bike. Huge loud thud, no damage, I didn't go down, but I was lucky. Imagine the same scenario over 118 mph on a PUBLIC road. The outcome wouldn't have been so great. Keep in mind along with the unexpected are unexpected other travelers on the road. Keep the high speeds to the track. There are a few deaths on these bikes already.
On top of it all, talking about a video that proves your lack of safety on public roads just adds to your lack of wisdom.

No sh1t borderguy. Really? "You have to expect the unexpected" That is a broad and general statement. Who are you to judge on such general statements? Why do you have a bike? To drive 40mph?

"On top of it all, talking about a video that proves your lack of safety on public roads just adds to your lack of wisdom."

I referenced a video on tops speeds of the R3 which I wanted to confirm. How does this prove my lack of safety or my lack of wisdom? You're making sweeping generalizations from hasty inferences.

I'm 43 dude. Been riding since I was 15. Don't tell me about my "lack of wisdom." You're judgmental and think only your opinion matters. I have 3 degrees. I must "lack wisdom." I spent 8 years in the Army and had a license for a 70 ton M1A1 Abrams tank. So before you start accusing and insulting people, know what you're talking about.

I applaud your concern for safety and following the law. However, you shouldn't foist your opinion on people, race to hasty judgements, or proselytize people like "Safety Pup." That doesn't mean you can't have some fun in a desolate area. I am not one of those knuckleheads speeding in traffic and going as fast as I can. When I was referring to the video, I was curious about the power. I am dropping down from a 600 to a 300. Why? Because I don't do 150mph. I have always been a 600 rider. I don't get caught up in cc's and have some monster bike that has all this power I don't need. You need some power to get out of situations.

I have been in a bike accident. I know the dangers out there. Most people are terrible drivers and oblivious. Most people cannot judge the speed of a bike due to it's narrow silhouette. The accident..not my fault and couldn't be avoided no matter what. I was on a two lane road with oncoming traffic and parked cars on my right. A van facing me tried to make a left turn before I passed and then the driver froze. Because I practiced scenario I probably saved my life. I didn't hit it square and I dropped the bike and slide into it. I still broke my left wrist and broke my clavicle but I lived to ride another day. I got a huge settlement but would've rather not have had 5 pins in my wrist. Know how fast I was going? 25mph maybe 30mph.

The blanket idea that speed is dangerous is myopic and wrong unless you are specific about the context. I live in Brooklyn and in NY traffic I am not one of these guys doing 100mph in it. If I drive fast its on roads that are abandoned and safe. Not everyone has a track to go to. Now, flying objects out of nowhere like a rubbermaid container? The probability is low. That was freakish. "Huge loud thud" Yeah, that is because it's basically a drum. It resonates the sound. You wouldn't go down if I shot a potato gun at you. You're not going to fall over that easy. You're more likely to drop a bike due to road warpage, sand spots, oil spots, etc. In Colorado, there are always risks of rock slides onto the road like when I used to ride around Seven Falls.

You are in just as much danger going slow depending on where you are. There are several risk factors and you can't really much a value judgement util the specifics are laid out. Riding slow in a suburban or urban area with traffic has far more risk factors and chances of danger than driving fast in a desolate or abandoned road. I believe you can have some fun but be smart. Every time I ride my bike I get psyched and locked in. I am always paying attention 100% when I am riding and still that doesn't account for the idiots out there. I believe that license requirements should be more stringent and people should be required to face harder testing to really test and improve their skills. Speed alone isn't the danger.

Anyway man, I am not telling people how to live. If you want to drive fast, it's your risk and your life. If you want to drive slow, knock yourself out. Just get your facts straight and stop being so judgmental. I don't know what your deal is, but based upon my reply you were quick to insult me without knowing anything about me. Oh yeah, and nice use of the word "retard.":rolleyes:
 

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I got mine to 110mph on the track last Sunday. The other bigger bikes were doing like 140 on the straight but I caught up to them braking late at the corners.
 

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You're more likely to drop a bike due to road warpage, sand spots, oil spots, etc. In Colorado, there are always risks of rock slides onto the road like when I used to ride around Seven Falls.
Borderguy's right!! Riding a Mortarsickle is just too unsafe. I think we should all just quit riding. R0b0tN1nja, I never even considered the risk of being crushed underneath a rock slide here in Kansas City. What an eye-opener!! I'm quitting riding now and selling all 4 of my bikes due to new-found safety evidence. Now I'm gonna start vlogging from the safety of my Jeep (which has a protective full roll cage and safety harnesses to secure me in the event of a collision or roll-over). In my vlogs I'll rant about crazy and stupid mortarsicklists, and I'll try to run them down to teach them lessons about how unsafe riding a mortarsickle can be. Who's with me?...

No, but seriously, I've been riding almost 23 yrs now. In that time, I've learned valuable lessons and formed personal opinions. I've crashed due to my own fault and to the fault of others. I've had close calls. I still learn new things all the time, both from personal experiences and from listening to others. Riding a bike is NOT safe. When we apply for our "M" endorsement on our license, we accept ALL inherent risks involved with riding. Our new task now is to continually improve our skillz and to help pass on nuggets of wisdom to our future riding community, so they can be aware. It's not my place to call y'all a buncha "retards", as it was so eloquently put earlier. Do I speed? Occasionally. Am I safe? Usually. Do I always stay within the law? Absolutely not. Am I very perceptive of my surroundings? Always. But surprises still happen. That's why they call them "accidents" and not "intentionals". Instead of bagging on fellow riders' decisions, let's try to improve our lifestyle by being more supportive and offering advice, rather than talking down or calling names...

This is officially my longest post, and I am done. Happy riding to all.
 

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I'm 6'2" 155libbies and full tuck she bounced between 109 and 110mph before resting on 110. I let up at that point. I wondered if I was headed slightly uphill though. Could probably get a better tuck as well.


Oh yes, this was on a public highway at night with no other cars present. Take me away. :p
 
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