Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: St. Louis, Missouri, USA
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Do you have OEM sprockets on?
Which gear(s) do you hear bogging?
My Versys has a 44t rear sprocket (-2 from OEM), reducing torque/increasing speed. I can chug along comfortably at 2.5-3k rpm in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd on flat ground. I try to keep it about 3.5k rpm or higher in 4-6th gears, as it seem to bog more easily.
2011 (Second-Gen) Versys
Urban commuting in St. Louis City. I used to rip 70-miles/day on the Ohio interstate. These days, my Versys doesn't remember the last time it used 5th gear.