Main Motorcycle: 2009 BMW R1200RT
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Southeast Iowa, USA
Other Motorcycle: 2018 Triumph Tiger 1200
2018 Tiger 1200 XCA - high RPMs
I just finished a jaunt to Sturgis and beyond, covering 3,250 miles on my R1200RT. I ran hard at various times hitting 80+ mph for sustained periods of time. RPMs got to 4,000 or slightly over but most of the time stayed below 4,000.
On the Tiger that same 80+ mph gets the bike to over 5,000 RPMs. This is my third Triumph [America and Rocket 3 Touring] and this just seems to run at a higher RPM than either of those bikes.
Has anyone had any concerns or issues with the high RPMs at sustained speeds?
I would assume they designed this into the bike and motor but since this is a good educational forum, I thought I would ask the experts on here.