Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Brighton, ON, Canada
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Where's Your Sweet Spot?
I'm wondering where people's sweet spot is. What I mean is, what is that RPM number that's central to your shifting and cruising? At what RPM do you tend to shift at? At what RPM do you tend to ride? Varying circumstances, like accelerating onto a highway, will impact on when you shift. But do you have a sweet spot?
Having purchased my V1 late last year, and experiencing a terrible Spring so far, I haven't ridden the bike nearly as much as I'd like. In my short time, I'm leaning towards a 4,000 RPM sweet spot. I tend to shift around 3,500-4,500, and at non-highway speeds cruise around 3,000-4,000 in 4th gear or 5th gear or whatever gear I'm in. During quick acceleration I'll take it up to 6,000 or 7,000 or higher, but generally 3,500-4,500 seems to be where I'm at.
On my Gold Wing (which redlines at 6,000 RPM's), my sweet spot is 3,000. I have no issue taking it up to 5,000-5,500, but I tend to hang out around 2,500-3,500.
I'm interested in other V1 owners. Where's your sweet spot?
2012 Kawasaki Versys 1000
2012 Honda Gold Wing 1800
Last edited by CuddyBuddy; 04-11-2018 at 11:07 AM.