Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: W. Bloomfield, MI & Viera, FL
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From what knowledge I've gained from this forum, it appears that 5-7K RPMs represents the most efficient range for transmitting power and accelerating. As such, shifting in this band is preferable -- the upper part of the band or beyond when max acceleration is desired, and the lower part or even down to 4500 RPMs when in a gentle commuting mode.
I have read that shifting at too low of an RPM, say below 4000 RPMs is not desired, as the engine is likely to lug along, which is not good for the engine bearings.
My first day out with my bike, I was lugging a lot, shifting at 2500-3000 RPMS to get used to the manual transmission. In hindsight, boy was that engine lugging back then!
Gary W. (newbie)