Let's face it, unless you are ready to step up to the 300cc range you are going to be running pretty much wide open on the freeway. Hit a long grade and you my drop back in the 50-55mph range. I ride my 250 on the freeway from exit to exit but I consider it an any road but the freeway vehicle. But I look at it like this, what fun is the freeway. I avoid it like a plague on my motorcycle also.