Originally Posted by windmill
I always thought that was a major selling point for Harleys, trading top end HP for low end torque making for a more relaxed ride at freeway speeds.
I think you're being intentionally obtuse.
If I'm so off base, why are touring bikes and cruisers tuned for low rpm torque rather than high rpm HP?
You're losing sight of what the OP is talking about. In other words, people ignoring what the engineers designed and taking it upon themselves to "re-engineer" their bikes to run at much lower RPM's then is even remotely necessary, much less advantageous.