When I checked this I am sure that the RPM at 100kph (62mph) was around 4200. To me that is much the same gearing as my VFR 800. But the VFR would rev and rev, so at 10,000rpm in 6th the speed would be 238kph, at 11000 and peak power the bike was near 260kph- and it would do this speed! The Duke 790 seems a lot more relaxed having only half the number of bangs per minute. I find the gearing quite tall, having to notch 1st for all hairpin type bends and even some roundabouts. I am trying to discipline myself to keep to 2nd gear for roundabouts and feather the clutch MX style if needed. No criticism meant. I prefer tall gearing so am very happy with this bike.