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That may be about it.
Some things that will limit top speed are air temp and density, your size, and how you try to get there.
Best way, for almost all engines, is to run up to redline in each gear. You have the best acceleration curve and torque multiplication when in the lowest gear possible.
Some times, depending on gearing, you will lose speed when shifting into top gear because you are dropping back from the power peak and producing less power to overcome drag.
No matter what you do, the CBR isn't going to be fast. It was designed to produce power in the midrange, unlike the Kawasaki and Yamaha of a similar size. That's a good thing most of the time, but is going to limit its top speed potential.