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Hi all,
I have a question that suppose is directed mainly at my Australian counterparts. Is the MT-09 Tracer supposed to be speed limited? I know the American FJ-09 is but been told before I purchased this bike that the Aus version and EU wasn't. Some time back I found a little quiet track so thought I would open it up a little to see if this speed wobble issue was going to effect me if I did a track day with my mates. To my surprise it stopped powering on not much over 180km/hr. Called the dealer who looked into it and said no not limited, they couldn't test it so was up to me to find someone with a dyno to show that it was, I did this as thinking now something might possibly be wrong with my bike only to have my speed limiting suspicions confirmed. Yamaha's response - yes all tracers are limited. A bit of a backflip from Yamaha but has anyone tested or had their bike on a dyno to confirm wether it is or isn't - perhaps my bike is a bit "Special".
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I had my top end limit removed when I had my flash done by 2WheelDyno, but I've only had it up that fast once, trying to get out of a bad situation.
 
Anyone know what the top end for this bike is without the limiter?
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I had my top end limit removed when I had my flash done by 2WheelDyno, but I've only had it up that fast once, trying to get out of a bad situation. 
Anyone know what the top end for this bike is without the limiter?
Approx. 114-115mph.
hmmm, I thought that was the top speed with the limiter.... Found this chart on CycleWorld's website - why would they put a limiter on if top speed is only 2mph faster? 
 
 
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115 mph indicated is where the speed limiter stops my bike from accelerating. Considering that you can hit 115 mph in 4th gear, I would bet that the transmission will get you to the 140-150 mph range top speed.
 
Anybody tried a top speed run without the limiter?

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I had my top end limit removed when I had my flash done by 2WheelDyno, but I've only had it up that fast once, trying to get out of a bad situation. 
Anyone know what the top end for this bike is without the limiter?
hit the red line in 4th gear and was indicating 138mph on a UK bike, no ECU flash 
 
not tried to go faster - regularly hit indicated 120mph - beyond that there is too much windblast for comfort
 
I've seen some Europeans claim 233kph which is 145mph  
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Found this chart on CycleWorld's website Screen_Shot_2017_02_02_at_10_37_05_AM.png

 
Gotta love that 0-60 time of 2.9 sec. That is 0.2 sec quicker than a Tesla P85D that costs about $100K.
 
The 1/4-mile time will drop quite a bit without a speed limiter.

2015 red FJ-09: Cal Sci screen, Sargent seat, ECU flash, slider combo, cruise, Rizoma bars, Matts forks, JRi shock, slipper clutch

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Found this chart on CycleWorld's website Screen_Shot_2017_02_02_at_10_37_05_AM.png

Gotta love that 0-60 time of 2.9 sec. That is 0.2 sec quicker than a Tesla P85D that costs about $100K. 
The 1/4-mile time will drop quite a bit without a speed limiter.
Hmmm... not really. A low E.T. comes predominately from a good 60' time. That in turn comes from light weight and brute power; getting the mass moving from a dead stop. 
The MPH would likely go up noticeably without the USA 'speed limiter' as MPH is measured in the last 66' of a 1/4 mile drag strip.
 
Rule of thumb: The first 1/8 mile will be an indicator of the E.T., the last 1/8 mile will be an indicator of MPH. You can make a perfect pass, get completely off the throttle in the last couple hundred feet (coasting) and it will have very little impact on the E.T., but MPH will plummet.
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I had my top end limit removed when I had my flash done by 2WheelDyno, but I've only had it up that fast once, trying to get out of a bad situation. 
Anyone know what the top end for this bike is without the limiter?
Approx. 114-115mph.
Nah its not. 
 
They're restricted in 5th n 6th in the UK and thats at 140mph. 
 
The unrestricted bikes with a flash will do a few more mph ontop of that. 
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