Originally Posted by Fishfund
I do RTW riding, and I want this to have the golden wide ratio 6th gear. When I ride I get over 50 mph everyday. I don't think I've ever ridden through any country where I kept it under 50 mph.
I agree,my DR650 may only be good for certain sorts of off road travel,but on the hiway its happy enough at 70 or even 80 with no undue vibration. Big dirt roads in Colorado or Oregon are fun on a bike that can do 75mph all day with no stress.
My 2011 530 starts pulling hard at 70mph and will zap up to a 100,wide ratios are good.
50mph is droning.