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Which rear sprocket for lower rpm on the highway/motorway?

+3 or -3?
Higher on the front = more speed / less torque
Higher on the rear = more torque / less speed

On the highway, (or really for most riding in general) going more than 2 teeth on either front or rear with the R3 isn't helpful. If you want lower RPMs, it means more top speed so down on the rear, up on the front.
 

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I have on this Honda NC700X 16 front and 39 rear. He wants more top speed
Wait this isn't for an R3?

Regardless of the bike, the principle is the same.

Higher on the front = more speed / less torque
Higher on the rear = more torque / less speed

So to get more top speed, and spend less time at higher RPMs, you ether need to go up on the front or down on the rear or both.
 
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