Not trying to start anything but what is the point of the question just a comparisin of peoples usage of the power band?
Hahahahaha..AllanB was close!
Lol, it's no issue. I thought I'd ask the question because of the MANY fuel mileage threads I've read, and the MANY different responses I've seen. the biggest difference in mileage that people get would seem to be what gear/RPM range that folks feel most comfortable with and use the most. I'm sure there are many reasons for why people like to cruise at a certain RPM, and even if they don't consciously think about it...or don't have gauges...I'm pretty sure that most riders have a personal happy place in the RPM's that just feels best. Whether that's because of the vibes the bike gives off, the sound, or what is really hard to quantify in a way that would make sense across the board. it's rider specific rather than pertaining to 919's in general.
Different folks have different styles and all, and I know my original post was pretty vague. I was honestly just curious...For instance, my 919 has a full two-bros exhaust, which is a bit loud...much louder than stock, but hopefully not obnoxiously loud. When I'm riding through my neighborhood (esp. at night) which is posted @25mph, I stay in 2nd gear and keep the rpm's around 2000-2500 to keep it quiet.
When I'm on the freeway, I stay higher in the power band, so that I have the full benefit of instant acceleration/ or instant deceleration via engine braking. And yes, there is a very definite step in the power band at around 6000-6200rpm's....I think of it as my 9'ers soul screaming "YES! Gimme more!!!" I dont know. It's probably a mistake to anthropomorphize my bike too much. I just know it gives me wood.
I also have been known to burn incense to appease the anima of my motorcycle.
NO! not really!
On normal surface streets that are posted @ 35-45mph I usually cruise in 3rd or 4th gear and keep the revs moderately low, around 3000-3500 because it seems to be this bikes sweet spot. but, ymmv.......