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post #1 of 38 Old 03-24-2016, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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Hi, I'm new in here!

Also, main reason for getting in here.. I'm guessing I'm still in the "breaking in" process for my bike. She's got almost 800 miles on her now and the fastest I've got her to go is 76. When I try to go as fast as I can, I usually wait til 7rpm to shift and she usually hits 8rpm over 70mph. Is there something else I need to do, or just take it slow like I'm doing? I've seen videos on youtube of other peoples cbr250s going 115 so I know she can eventually.

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Hi Justine and welcome to the forum!

Are you new to riding and this is your first bike? Or is the CBR250R your latest bike?

In my experience, it would be tough to break 95 mph on this bike (stock) in a full tuck. If you had a tailwind or downhill grade, you might make it over 100 mph. If there are bikes going faster on YouTube, they might be modified.
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Greetings Justine Demers,


Welcome to the Forum. Congratulations on your New CBR250R. At 115 for speed. It's probably Kilometers.
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Hi Justine,

if you don't tuck you should get about 85 mph in 6th gear. The break in process should already be done at 800 miles.

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Justine Demers, I hope you are concentrating on matters more vital than your motorcycle's top speed. If you are new to motorcycling, please understand that you need a lot of practice at your new skills before you risk life and limb by going very fast.

There are thrills enough at moderate speeds,
and also more than enough danger.

Car doors can do a lot of damage, so you must learn to notice
when one may be about to open in front of you, and avoid it.

And you need to learn how to fall, and what to do when you fall. My first year on two wheels, I spent a lot of time and effort picking up my motorcycle, applying bandages, and repairing damage. It is now a long time since I have fallen, but I expect I will fall again, and will need to use my medical and mechanical skills to deal with that fall.

If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, you can enjoy spring for the next several weeks, so rain may be in your future. I know it is in mine, because I will soon be riding my 250 from Florida to Ontario. Another of my foes on that ride will be fatigue, because I will be riding 500 miles per day, and perhaps sleeping outdoors en route.

Please learn what threatens you, and how to protect yourself.
When you outrace your skills, dangers are magnified.

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Good job Kfsrq; was going to say something very similar.

Not to sound like a prude, but when a first-poster is asking about top speed and how to get there, it makes me shake my head. No where is it legal to ride that fast, nor is it safe or warranted. Speed kills more than 60% of motorcyclists involved in accidents. Please take it slow and keep priorities (AKA, your life) in check.

Tis better to be thought a fool and remain silent, than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
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I don't think we can assume that Justine is a newbie. Maybe she is but I don't think we should patronize her about the subject of her first post when we don't really know anything about her experience level.
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Lets see, picture of a pretty girl, first and last names for a handle, and talking about top speeds in the first post.

I wonder if someone is yanking our collective chain?
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I don't think we can assume that Justine is a newbie. Maybe she is but I don't think we should patronize her about the subject of her first post when we don't really know anything about her experience level.
I don't care whether someone is a newb or experienced; unless she's on the track, I will not condone reckless behavior such as topping out this bike on the streets. Last time I had a discussion such as this, I put a rider of 30+ years in his place about speed. It's just dumb and immature. Anyone starting off with a question like that is gonna get reamed by someone, and it's justified.

Tis better to be thought a fool and remain silent, than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
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welcome justine - main breaking in period is over now..
if you need to ask the question, then the answer is in
your own option, ie, no need to attempt top speed..

[tyres and brake pads are also bedded in now]
so unless theres some specific reason to go for speed,
best bet is to ride within speed limits [in the flow]
going for smoothness, and ease in gear changing,
braking, clutch use, throttling, and low speed
to very low speed riding..

nothing wrong with running her up to speed
on a quiet traffic free straight road with good views
and no obvious hazards.. 7 - 8krpm is fine
including as starting point for engine braking
back down, thru the gears, to slowing in first
and coming to a balanced slow controlled stop..

sometimes you need to or its best to overtake,
which means getting it done quickly and
efficiently and safely..
thus its necessary to get the feel of acceleration,
but not necessary to go for maximum speed
to practice accelerating..
in suburbia etc, getting off the mark quickly
and smoothly, esp from lights when
at the front [filtering up there if allowed
in your area] is an important skill..
with our nice first gear its not necessary
to wring her neck to get off the line,
more timing and coordination..
which can and should be practiced
often,, along with other skills..

main thing to consider in road riding is whatever
speed limit,, you are riding thru.. eg school zone etc,,
otherwise you mind is better off directing attention
ahead and to conditions around you, than to going for
higher speeds.. a needless distraction from,
the real world of riding, well and safely,
and of course with relaxed enjoyment..
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