Yeah if it was doing more dirt I would definitely put the 16 on but I suppose the question is more about the gear ratios, power delivery and whether it is happier at our speed limits, around town and on the highway without introducing more vibration etc.
I did it on my ZZr110 and it made a massive difference to the feel of the bike bringing the power down a bit to a more useable sort of area, but then I did it on my Tiger 955 and not so much as it had such a broad spread of torque to start with.
I like you have been doing quite a bit of the looking at the speedo going holy snappers I am doing 130, 150, when I am thinking that I am just trundling along at 100 or so.
Originally Posted by Burren Rider
Yes & No
. Putting it more directly, I don't see a major benefit for road riding. It's not a bad change, just not as beneficial as it is for dirt work.