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Yes, I had a 2019 1290 SDGT. Had it to Road America 3 times. It maxed out at 155 going up the front stretch. Went thru turns 1,2 and 3, then went down a nice straight and got 157 out of it. The article said 187! It wouldn't even pull 6th gear.
A good strong running FJR will top out around an honest 155 MPH (flat road, light winds, lower altitudes). A few might approach 160 MPH. The 6-speed transmission that started with the 2016 model doesn't seem to increase top speed.