Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: 7320 ft. ASL New Mexico, USA
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Using the gearbox, and keeping the engine RPM's in the power band, are key to operating this bike at high altitude. I've clocked 4000 miles (6437km) on my bike since mid April, all at altitudes ranging from 6500 to over 10,000 feet above sea level. I've had no problem passing cars going uphill at these altitudes, even on fairly short straights between switchbacks. Like I said, it's all about working the gearbox, and staying in the power band (7000 to 10,000 RPM). I've even had my bike to a top speed of 96 mph on a long, flat stretch of two lane road, which was at about 6800 Ft. above sea level. Not too shabby for this bike, IMO.