Have a bit over 1,000 mikes on my XR and I’m still trying to find that RPM range that feels most comfortable for the engine. I noticed a solid white line on the RPM gauge that starts at 4K and runs up to the limit. So I try to keep the engine at 4K and downshift if it gets below that so as not to “lug” the engine. I’m used to a 4 cylinder sport bike that loves the high rev range but not sure if this engine is built for the 6+ rpm range while cruising.
Any opinions on what this engine is built for?