Originally Posted by NoVector
- The bike does 65 easy in 4th, without stressing the motor.
- Once in 5th, it starts feeling like an "overdrive" gear. Roll-on is pretty slow, and it's glacially slow in 6th. Given that, I'll likely throw 1-2 teeth more on the rear end in the near future. I don't need a 95mph+ top speed, and would like more snap in 5th and 6th.
- I'm amazed how smooth this motor is at freeway speeds. It's really hard to believe there's only 250cc under your butt. At 65mph, you can pick 4th, 5th, or even 6th if you want max fuel economy.
compare it to my KTM in the suspension/handling department -NoVector
NoVector: For reference, what do you weigh?
2009 DR650 ..1972 Penton Six-Days ..1971 Suzuki TS185.. 2005 KTM 400exc
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