Dave ! According to MCNews : Bike weight is 366 wet...carrying capacity is 384 pounds, GVWR is 750 pounds. Hope this answers your question......What octane rating does the owners manual call for? Are you using 87 octane regular gasoline or a high octane with additives?
And if you do look at the owners manual, would you mind sharing what the load capacity is for the bike? How much weight can the bike support with 2 riders?
I was only kidding, it's such a stupid question. I'd say it could do 70-75 all day easy, and still get to 85 when needed.I figured out a while ago that I didn't need (or really want) a big displacement bike. I had a cheap Chinese 150 scooter I had a lot of fun on, but it was under powered when I got stopped on an uphill & could get no more than 35 mph uphill. I'd hold 55-60 pretty well but someone would inevitably slow down to almost a stop before turning, and oncoming traffic would prevent me from blowing around them. This 250 has got to be perfect for what I want it to do. I'm not sure why the chap who started this thread didn't think the bike is suited for expressway use; I think that might be personal preference. If it can maintain 75 mph that is more than adequate.