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i don't see much use for a six speed Sporty....
Me neither. I think the less torque, the more gears you need. I remember the two-stroke Cagiva Mito (160cc Polini) of my youngest son. That thing had 7 gears
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I know it is like you said, but it seems so illogical to me since the roads in the US are longer and the distances are further apart than in our smaller Europe. Is it because the speed limits are lower?
It's been suggested that it's to reduce revs at particular speeds to get the bikes through the exhaust noise limits here.
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the distances are further apart than in our smaller Europe.
Although, you could (in theory) ride to Vanino, in Khabarovsk Krai, which is 7,192 miles (from Calais).
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It's been suggested that it's to reduce revs at particular speeds to get the bikes through the exhaust noise limits here.
I see. Never thought of that.
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Although, you could (in theory) ride to Vanino, in Khabarovsk Krai, which is 7,192 miles (from Calais).
I think Mr. Putin thinks differently about the definition 'Europe'...
But agreed, many miles/km's to go in Europe.
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It's been suggested that it's to reduce revs at particular speeds to get the bikes through the exhaust noise limits here.
yes... i think so...
it's all they are concerned for...

as for distances...
IMO differences in some EU countries... and especially in Italy... are more about what you have to do to make a certain distance... i mean... little deserted areas...
if i do 500 kms in Italy i pass through hundreds of big towns and small villages... we have not the vastness of the US plains... or even the German or French ones... (you can consider for an example the Po valley as a one monolithic big city)...
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But agreed, many miles/km's to go in Europe.
Whether it's Europe or not, it's all one continuous land mass.
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