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I rode last week from Destin, Fl to northeast Atlanta. What would've been, in a car, a 6 hour trip, took me 7 and a half hours with the bike. Simply due to getting off for 15 minutes every hour and a half to warm up, stretch out, and have a smoke. I was underdressed for the cold starting off which I remedied by getting some Freeze Out items at cycle gear. The guy at the honda dealer nearby told me that everything at cycle gear was worse than nothing as it was made in Pakistan. It seems he ignored the hypocrisy involved as most of his was "made is <insert third world country here>". Anyhow, the freeze out stuff worked spectacularly in the 35 to 40 degrees in which I rode in in atlanta. A t shirt, the FO gillet, a simple cotton thermal, and my icon mesh armored jacket, oh and the FO footliners and A* smx2 boots. The cotton thermal didn't do much for heat, just aesthetics for walking around I believe. As far as hwy speeds and the cbr 250... No problem. I got it up to 90mph on a straight away between Dothan and Eufala just to see. I cruised up I-85 mostly around 75 mph and then bypassed traffic through the center of the city by using 285. My speed around the perimeter held mostly around 60 mph. I passed trucks fine and was passed in turn without incident. There were 14mph winds in atlanta that day and one gust got my heart going, but the bike simply leaned for a quick moment without really deviating off the path. It was kind of fun. This is my first bike so I have nothing more powerful with which to compare but, for me, the cbr250 seems very capable and fun at hwy speeds. And it just seems to be getting better as it gets broken in. Thanks guys and have fun out there!