What is the recommended top cruising speed for 2018 Ninja 650?

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What is the recommended top cruising speed for 2018 Ninja 650?

This is a discussion on What is the recommended top cruising speed for 2018 Ninja 650? within the General Ninja 650R forums, part of the Kawasaki Ninja 650R category; I use my Ninja 650 mainly for touring. Sometimes I get on Super Highway, and would like to cruise at top practical speed. I've cruised ...

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    What is the recommended top cruising speed for 2018 Ninja 650?

    I use my Ninja 650 mainly for touring. Sometimes I get on Super Highway, and would like to cruise at top practical speed. I've cruised at 140 kph, and found the engine can cope at that speed very well. For engine longevity, can I cruise at higher speed?

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    You can cruise with whatever the flow of traffic is doing. For sustained high speed riding your fuel economy will suffer and you need to keep an eye on your oil level and increase your maintenance intervals on changes and chain maintenance.
    Skill is what keeps you on two wheels.

    Situational awareness combined with skill is what keeps you out of harm's way.

    ATGATT combined with Situational Awareness and Skill means you might live to ride another day when that deer runs into your bike or that drunk blows through that stop sign.

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    ^^^ What he said.
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