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Old 01-20-2014, 05:04 PM   #39
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Originally Posted by windmill View Post

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.
MOST Harley and other Cruiser riders ride at WAY TOO LOW of an RPM while cruising down the highway.

Your 3000 RMP was actually spot on when it comes to V-twin cruisers. The Sweet Spot for a Twin cam is going to be found somewhere between 2900 - 3100 RPM's (best cooling, fuel economy... ) MOST get lugged and are being ridden in 6th gear when they should be in 4th.

In-line twins, triples and four cylinder bikes will of course be MUCH higher.
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