you might be mistaken while looking at your speedo.Keep in mind that these calculators are not considering in environmental factors like wind speed and temperature, which all will affect your top speed. The guy in the video probably had the wind on his back which helped push the bike, thus reducing the load on the engine necessary to reach the speeds he can.
The same thing happens on my ninja 300: sometimes, I can hit 119 mph and will be right at 13k on the tach, other times I'll be at 111mph and still be at 13k on the tach. Lots of variables at work.
According to BigWing Udon it's restricted (Thai version at least) and won't go faster with different gearing. Mine cuts at 187 kph on the speedo as well.you might be mistaken while looking at your speedo.
a bike cannot be at different speeds at same gear and rpm. if it makes 119 at 13 k rpm, regardless of anything it makes the same speed at 13 k rpm unless you change sprockets and gearing.
and no confusion, the numbers at gearing commander are theoretical gps speeds not speedo ones. (thanks cbr_dave)
i made a max speed of 189 kph many times and ignition cut there i think. all my friends here also could not pass 189 kph with their cbr500r.
i wonder if our bikes are restricted with japanese standard of 190 kph max on the roads. at least in thailand, it might be this way as cbr1000rr they sell here at honda bigwing is also restricted at 190 kph. i was about to buy one if that is not the case as cbr1000rr was at 10 k usd discount!
Unless it's power limited (drag force at top speed equivalent to max power output) there's no reason a smaller rear sprocket can't up the top speed. Although, that said, it's not a powerful bike and could very well be limiting us not the gearing.According to BigWing Udon it's restricted (Thai version at least) and won't go faster with different gearing.
I can only quote what was said. Personally I can only say my bike bounced off at 187. If it was speed or revs I can't say. If it was revs there should be some power left to go on. But the bounce off was definitely a bounce.Unless it's power limited (drag force at top speed equivalent to max power output) there's no reason a smaller rear sprocket can't up the top speed. Although, that said, it's not a powerful bike and could very well be limiting us not the gearing.
Now I'm interested in doing some calculations..
It's revs. No matter what gear you're in, it'll bounce off at 9100. If a rider is light and tucked in, a change in gearing should make it possible to go faster, but the speedometer reads off the counershaft, not the wheel, so it'll still indicate the same. You'll need GPS to know that you're actually going faster.
I had to top off the coolant after a couple days also. I think the dealerships don't put enough in, or that happen at the factory for some reason.Hi
Ive only had mine on the road two weeks but first tank was 88mpg (UK) and second was 86mpg (UK), only has about 400 miles on it at the moment so no high speeds yet, Ive not exceded 5.5k or 50mph but it is up and down in revs and gear changes on my commute. Going for its 600 mile service next week and maybe when run in I might get a few more mpg from it. Coolant needed topping up after first week but has been fine from then on, oil is also fine, should have really just got this bike first instead of the 300 I had.