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Hi Guys,

lately I got a very lucrative offer from friend of mine, who trade second hand and new bikes from Japan, to buy a brand new Honda Fireblade 1000RR for a very nice price.

But I heard that in Japan, a bikes for local market are being sold with buileded in limit for speed. Like I cant get faster then 180 km/h.

Do you know something about it? Is it true? All feedback is appreciated. Cost of question is about 12 000 USD. If there are no power limit, I probably gonna do it.

Boris
 

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Hi Guys,

lately I got a very lucrative offer from friend of mine, who trade second hand and new bikes from Japan, to buy a brand new Honda Fireblade 1000RR for a very nice price.

But I heard that in Japan, a bikes for local market are being sold with buileded in limit for speed. Like I cant get faster then 180 km/h.

Do you know something about it? Is it true? All feedback is appreciated. Cost of question is about 12 000 USD. If there are no power limit, I probably gonna do it.

Boris
As far as I knew all bikes wether American or Euro have the governer or speed inhibiter built in. It's not 180km/h but 176 MPH give or take registered speed reading.

That being said ... a 1000RR for 12K??? Good lord ... WAY TOO MUCH for that bike. I can by them all day long in the US for around $8500 BRAND SPANKIN NEW for an 08' or a tiny bit more for an 09'!!! That thing better be a one of kind gold plated bad boy!!
 

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As far as I knew all bikes wether American or Euro have the governer or speed inhibiter built in. It's not 180km/h but 176 MPH give or take registered speed reading.

That being said ... a 1000RR for 12K??? Good lord ... WAY TOO MUCH for that bike. I can by them all day long in the US for around $8500 BRAND SPANKIN NEW!!! That thing better be a one of kind gold plated bad boy!!
... forgot to say, it is delivered all duties included... :patriot:the ExW price is about 7500 :D. But how about the bikes made for Japanese market? are they also 176 mph limit?
 

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... forgot to say, it is delivered all duties included... :patriot:the ExW price is about 7500 :D. But how about the bikes made for Japanese market? are they also 176 mph limit?
Yeah my $8500 was out the door ... taxes tags and fees included kinda thing. I still think that $12000 including shipping as VERY VERY high but then again I've never shipped a bike over seas.

As far as I knew the bikes engine wise were goverened the same but don't quote me on that.
 

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It seems US bought bikes could come cheaper, where can I look for the 1000RR for 8500? Would be happy to know!!!
 

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It seems US bought bikes could come cheaper, where can I look for the 1000RR for 8500? Would be happy to know!!!
US is correct ... buying a US bike though will limit you on color schemes for sure. There my be other options also not available on US bikes VS. Euro/Asian made bikes but I would imagin those are few and far between.

I could post multipul deals over here in the US around me but $8500 before shipping might not be accurate considering you are over seas.
 

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Hi Guys,

lately I got a very lucrative offer from friend of mine, who trade second hand and new bikes from Japan, to buy a brand new Honda Fireblade 1000RR for a very nice price.

But I heard that in Japan, a bikes for local market are being sold with buileded in limit for speed. Like I cant get faster then 180 km/h.

Do you know something about it? Is it true? All feedback is appreciated. Cost of question is about 12 000 USD. If there are no power limit, I probably gonna do it.

Boris
I think you'd need to replace the ECU at least to beat the Japanese limiter. Outside of Japan I think all bikes are speed limited to 300kph (186mph) although I had an idea French bikes were limited in some way?
How does US$12K compare to the price locally?
 

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Pretty pointless comparing US prices to other countries.
Unless you know what taxes/duty are included and other restrictions.

Personally I think you might be better getting a local 2nd hand model.
That could even have warranty left on it - something you wont have with an import.
 

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in France, bikes are limited to around 105 HP which will automatically affect the top speed.
I get a suspicion this will hit uk & the rest of Europe eventually.
There may well be a restriction in Japan too.
You need to be aware of other costs too: repairs, warranty & perhaps headlight conversion
 

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There may well be a restriction in Japan too.
I think Japan is as stated restricted to 180kph.
They used to be restricted to 77hp I think but that went away.
 

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in France, bikes are limited to around 105 HP which will automatically affect the top speed.
I get a suspicion this will hit uk & the rest of Europe eventually.
There may well be a restriction in Japan too.
You need to be aware of other costs too: repairs, warranty & perhaps headlight conversion
I think Japan is as stated restricted to 180kph.
They used to be restricted to 77hp I think but that went away.
I'm pretty sure our French cousins are restricted to ~100BHP as well.

I also recall seeing something about Japanese bikes having a top speed restrictor in them as well - 180kph does ring a bell.
 

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Jap bikes used to be limited to a top speed around 112mph iirc (from having a Jap import FZR400RR- Exup year back). Back then they were simple to derestrict but not these day, I would bet.

French bikes are the same as other Euro models, inc UK as far as I can determine. Years back the French did have different rules but I think they are no longer forcing the issue when you could go to Spian, Belgium, Italy, etc and pick up the same unrestricted bike for the same Euro's.
 

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Jap bikes used to be limited to a top speed around 112mph iirc (from having a Jap import FZR400RR- Exup year back). Back then they were simple to derestrict but not these day, I would bet.

French bikes are the same as other Euro models, inc UK as far as I can determine. Years back the French did have different rules but I think they are no longer forcing the issue when you could go to Spian, Belgium, Italy, etc and pick up the same unrestricted bike for the same Euro's.
That's 180kph alright :)
France and Germany are different models from the rest of Europe.
 

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power restriction

Don't know about Germany, but bikes for France have power restriction.
If you do a little research; look in a French mag or better still Honda's we site, you'll see quoted power to be 78 kW (as opposed to 130 for the UK bike)

Maybe years ago this wasn't the case but these days there are so many legislations/ marketing incentives, you really need to research what you are buying from a different country
 

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a brand new Honda Fireblade 1000RR for a very nice price.

But I heard that in Japan, a bikes for local market are being sold with buileded in limit for speed. Like I cant get faster then 180 km/h.

Do you know something about it? Is it true?
What year 'Blade? Japanese bikes are restricted. If you are looking at getting an '08-'09 'Blade Magical Racing has just introduced a product to de-restrict JDM (and others) 'Blades, correct speedo error, and control HESD:

Japanese Spec Full Power Converters | Magical Racing
 

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