Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Clackamas Oregon
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Around Town RPM's - where is your "sweet spot"?
New 2014 Versys but rider since 1978...I change and add bikes every few years...Just came off a Bolt (too low for fun cornering) and still have a great KLR..
I chose the Versys over the V_Strom for its nimbleness, better town handling, but still long-haul capability...Have 650 miles (1046 km) thus far and am now finding the higher RPM fun zone.
My question: for those that ride around town, back roads, suburban streets say around 30 to 45 mph (48 to 72 kph), what is your sweet spot in RPM's for riding? Not really talking about up/down shifting, just riding the bike through corners and straights as a fairly constant, yet lower, speed.