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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-30-2019, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
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Hello,

New Forum member here from Australia (will post in new member forum when I purchase)

I have many years riding experience and about to purchase a 790 Duke when I sell my current bike, 2008 Guzzi Breva 1200

I have one question, what RPM does the 790 Duke sit on at 100 kmh (62 mph) ?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-30-2019, 10:07 PM
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Somewhere around 3500rpm I think. Dont remember exactly. 😛
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-31-2019, 01:22 PM
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I'm assuming you are asking about sixth gear. If so, you won't want to ride at that speed in sixth. The engine isn't comfortable under load below about 4500 rpm.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-09-2019, 11:39 AM
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4th gear - about 5500
5th gear - about 5000
6th gear - about 4500

Agreed with GOTJ. I usually stick around in 4th gear at that speed for just rolling down the road. Sometimes I will hit 5th if it's a real steady roll and I am trying to conserve some bit of gas, but I like 4th for that speed. The power is there at a moment. At 4500 RPM. it takes a lot of throttle and a good amount of time to hit that power band. I usually don't even use 6th unless I am over 70 MPH on the highway and cruising.....which all equates to the RPM and where I like to ride.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-13-2019, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks all, good info 👍
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-13-2019, 08:05 PM
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If I'm sticking to the open road speed limit on straight roads in NZ (100 or 110 km/hr depending on the road), I normally stay in 5th gear for the reasons other posters have mentioned. It's actually less sensitive in Rain Mode if you're just out for a cruise rather than a fang. Welcome to another "mature" rider - I started riding in 1964
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if you're just out for a cruise rather than a fang.

"Fang it...!"

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Both informational AND educational.
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