Originally Posted by iamcanjim
Whenever a new bike is introduced, members here wail and go on about how high the bike will be revving at 80, 90 or 100 mph.
I don't get it.
Perhaps I trust the manufacturer too much, but I always figure that they have designed the bike to be at an optimal rpm at 70 mph.
However, it seems that everyone always claims it is 'revving too high.'
Why do we dislike bikes revving high? Is it longevity concerns? Vibration? Noise (that can probably be fixed by putting the stock pipe back on). Or just a subjective aesthetic concern?
You trust the manufacturer too much. Engineers make mistakes. So do R&D departments. So do parts mfrs. So do assembly departments. Why do you think vehicle recalls exist?
'8yrs in the Marines, 'almost a decade of knocking heads in the service industry, I took a ride out to visit family and friends for Thanksgiving at 41yrs old, and my mom confiscated my bike.