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I always knew that the R6 runs a bit hot but lately a friend of mine took my bike out for a run and was alarmed by the fact that the temp was consistently around 185 - 200. I told him that was normal and on the highway it gets down to 165 depending on the outside temp.

So what do you guys have as a normal temp??
 

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This is a common question on the forum. You can probably find the answer to this by doing a search, but since I'm typing already...
I live in FL, it's hot here. When I ride, my bike usually runs at a 195-210, when I stop it has gotten as high as 225, but by 212 the fan is kicking on, and really it only gets that hot when I am stopped (at a light or an intersection) Once I start moving again, the temp comes back down near 200.
 

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average highway temp 160-170

city temp 180-190 if not stopped at a light.
 

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This is a common question on the forum. You can probably find the answer to this by doing a search, but since I'm typing already...
I live in FL, it's hot here. When I ride, my bike usually runs at a 195-210, when I stop it has gotten as high as 225, but by 212 the fan is kicking on, and really it only gets that hot when I am stopped (at a light or an intersection) Once I start moving again, the temp comes back down near 200.
Same as above and I am in NYC.
 

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So is there anything you can do to reduce the temp of the bike? Heat wrapping the headers or something like that.

And what do you track guys do, I know a cooler engine is a faster engine


and sorry for not searching for the topic before hand
 

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The track guys run plain water due to flammability issues of the coolant. I don't know if this affects the temp at all. I would say just ride it, its normal for the temp to push up into the 200 degree mark...
 

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To be honest, I do nothing. It doesn't bother me.
 

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I average 200 in VA and FL

when I was riding in below freezing weather the bike still got now lower than 165
 

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Yeah...I average on the highway somewhere between 160F & 185F. Stop & go traffic is somewhere between 200F & 220F.
 

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same as the posts above
 

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I have a wrapped header, and it doesnt make a difference. You can get something like water wetter, but i dont think its going to make a difference. If it gets over 225, you might have a problem with the cooling system. It wont hurt parts until about 270 or so.
 

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my bike seems to run about 185-190 in 95F+ temps, but it's lower than my 600RR use to run.
 
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