Main Motorcycle: 2018 Street Triple 765 R
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Pickering, Ontario, Canada
Actually as an aside, motorcycles could really do with either a 7th gear or a dual-range High / Low transmission. 7th gear is useful for all bikes once on the highway cruising, and in particular, for sport bikes which may be geared a bit lower for acceleration. Lower revs, lower vibration, lower MPG. A High - Low dual range transmission would be useful for any bike, but, for example, a sport bike could use a lower range for the track or when sport riding, wanting more acceleration, and a higher range for the road for highway work. For adventure bikes the same would apply for off road (Low) and road (high). In reality I think a 7 speed transmission would do the trick. It's bigger, bulkier, heavier, but if it could be done I bet it would be great.