Shifting speeds are listed in the owners manual under the chapter on breaking in a new bike.This is my first bike without a tach. Can some of you share at what speeds you normally shift? While I really like the bike, the missing 6th gear is driving me crazy, I'm always looking for that last shift as I get up to highway speed.
I couldn't agree more. I also wear a full-face helmet, and it is a problem. I know it's supposed to give the handlebars that clean, uncluttered look...but give me the handlebars of my '80s bikes that were cluttered with a nicely visible speedometer and tachometer any day.If you've got a full face helmet like mine you shift when you want. I can't see the speedo and I'm not going to keep looking down and be roadkill. My open face helmet is only a little better.One of those idiot lights could come on and I'd never know it. My one dislike of the many of the cruiser and touring bikes. Safety obviously wasn't considered during design.