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Shift Point: Peak HP vs Redline
Since we don't have a "physics" forum, I'm assuming "performance" is the best place to put this. BTW, I'm aware this has been posted on other forums on the web, but there's the typical mixed responses, and none of them apply to our bikes, which have a different weight, are built for a different purpose, etc. In any event, Here's the question: Which of the two practices below do you do when you need/want to lay into the CBR250R? If both, then under which conditions? If neither, no response is necessary.
1. Some people shift at redline. The perceived pro/con is...
PRO: Takes advantage of gearing.
CON: Up-shifts into downward slope of the power band.
2. Some people shift right after peak horsepower. The perceived pro/con is...
PRO: Up-shifts into an RPM range straddling the peak of the power band.
CON: Loses gearing advantage by shifting into a taller gear.
C'mon, sko sko sko!