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Offline dannyD

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2018 vfr 800 X top speed
on: July 18, 2018, 10:40:25 AM
2130 km with my new 2018 crossrunner and i cant see more than 215 km/h top speed in 5th gear or 6th gear even though the bike still is in like 9000 rpm.No luggage at all.Is there any speed limiter or km limiter that stops raising revs?I would appreciate your thoughts thank u in advance.

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Re: 2018 vfr 800 X top speed
Reply #1 on: July 18, 2018, 10:46:23 AM
for your information i ride 22 years and have owned 5 bikes all new and over 600cc,thank u

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Re: 2018 vfr 800 X top speed
Reply #2 on: July 18, 2018, 11:10:57 AM
Yes my 16 has a rev limiter. Engine did not seem to free up until 8-10,000kms keeping revs below 6000 with the odd burst from time to time. If your getting 215kph on the rev limiter in 5th good. Doing it with only 2000kms on the clock not good.

Having said all that. Sounds like you have bought the wrong bike.
Last Edit: July 18, 2018, 11:15:48 AM by Haddo

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Re: 2018 vfr 800 X top speed
Reply #3 on: July 18, 2018, 11:31:42 AM
i still have like 2k rpms for hitting the rev limiter in 5th and the speedo shows 215km/h and cant rev more and when switching to 6th gear exactly the same.U mean that after 8k-10k kms this disappears?I didnt ask i f i bought the right bike or what is the best way to operate it when its new etc etc,only if there is a limiter somehow
Last Edit: July 18, 2018, 11:55:29 AM by dannyD

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Re: 2018 vfr 800 X top speed
Reply #4 on: July 18, 2018, 01:16:33 PM
Danny

As far as I know there is only a rev limiter on the VFR800X, not a top speed limiter.

Can you achieve greater than 9000rpm in 4th? Is the issue then that in 5th & 6th, the revs will not go above 9000rpm due to lack of power/too much aerodynamic drag?

My guess is the extra drag from this adventure-style bike means that it is much slower on top speed than the more sporty VFR800F which shares the same engine.

I have not had my 2015 Crossrunner that fast as I don't do track days any more, especially on this, my commuter bike so I can't tell you what I have experienced but I would not be surprised if the mid 130-mph is about the limit, especially in Greece where I guess the air temperature is a lot hotter and therefore the engine will produce less power than in cooler climates.
Last Edit: July 18, 2018, 01:21:04 PM by Skids
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Re: 2018 vfr 800 X top speed
Reply #5 on: July 18, 2018, 01:20:12 PM
*Originally Posted by Haddo [+]
Yes my 16 has a rev limiter. Engine did not seem to free up until 8-10,000kms keeping revs below 6000 with the odd burst from time to time. If your getting 215kph on the rev limiter in 5th good. Doing it with only 2000kms on the clock not good.

Having said all that. Sounds like you have bought the wrong bike.

Haddo, must disagree with you there. I revved my Crossrunner to the red line from the get go, albeit infrequently. The important thing to remember is to not strain the engine when new by putting it in too high a gear and opening the throttle too far (ie at low revs). Did the same with my VFR1200F. Both engines felt "free" from the start too, so I'm not sure what happened at 6k on your bike.

Top speed on an adventure-style bike is not anywhere near the top of the priorities list however, so agree with you there.
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Re: 2018 vfr 800 X top speed
Reply #6 on: July 18, 2018, 01:50:38 PM
All gears can hit the rev limiter except 5th and 6th.Of course i am not going to hit the rev limiter in 6th or 5th everyday and maybe never again but the bike can defenately hit the rev limiter in 5th.And its not the conditions cause i tested it downhill with zero wind in a road that even my 14 years old 125cc scooter reaches 110km/h.All the post started not because i am a top speed maniac but because i have never felt the engine just stop revving in top gears and wondering if there is a mechanical problem,fueling or whatever

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Re: 2018 vfr 800 X top speed
Reply #7 on: July 19, 2018, 06:29:58 AM
No idea then Danny. I never get to ride mine that quickly so cannot confirm anything.

Perhaps someone else can.
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Re: 2018 vfr 800 X top speed
Reply #8 on: July 19, 2018, 07:52:34 AM
Καλημέρα Νταννυ.Απο που είσαι ρε ψυχή;Hello Danny.I 've read the crossrunner has a limiter and the best way to get the top speed is to redline 4th gear.It is said that 5th and 6th gear is like overdrive.I 've also read(dont know if its true) that Honda somehow linked the ecu with the abs system to prevent the bike go faster.

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Re: 2018 vfr 800 X top speed
Reply #9 on: July 19, 2018, 09:09:48 AM
*Originally Posted by dannyD [+]
i still have like 2k rpms for hitting the rev limiter in 5th and the speedo shows 215km/h and cant rev more and when switching to 6th gear exactly the same.U mean that after 8k-10k kms this disappears?I didnt ask i f i bought the right bike or what is the best way to operate it when its new etc etc,only if there is a limiter somehow
If you haven't stuffed a valve or two yet you will need to de-restrict & reset the ECU.....or just go buy a R1.