Gotcha. I wasn't sure and then I saw @steve59 's reply. It makes sense wanting a taller final gear for cruising. I know when I took my Street to Oregon and back there were lots of stretches where the motor just sat at 7-8000+ RPMs for miles and miles at a time and a taller gear would have been nice. I can seeing Triumph not putting it on in too because maybe that's not the intention of the bike...???@Kraxmel - I wasn't trying to suggest anything bad, just be aware that 6th is apparently shorter than before. Some people prefer a long non sporty 6th for cruising freeway. I think you got my intended meaning from the charts right, the new bike looks very strong. If the OM specs are correct, every gear on this bike is aggressive, no "cruising" gear, that's all.
Ya, I think I've seen that on even mid-range bikes. I'm really tempted by the new Speed (obviously). I definitely want to ride one. Hopefully the dealer will let me borrow one when I bring my Street in for it's 12k service.Right that's exactly what I meant. Please note that as far as I know, big whp bikes get their first few gears electronically torque limited, so the 765 to 1160 gap may not be as big as a theoretical chart suggests. Also, the 765 has a small but non-zero all-up weight advantage.