Question about 2006 Ducati Monster 620
My 2003 Monster 620 is my first bike of more than 250cc capacity ... and I love it, but I still don't really feel I've figured out the most appropriate rev range to sit within if I'm just cruising along in the traffic. Often on my way home from work the traffic will be moving at about 75kph and the bike labours in 4th but sounds a bit like it's screaming in 3rd. I'm obviously aware that it's better to rev a bit high rather than labour the engine. Also, once I'm in 4th or 5th then it sounds really happy just tooling along at 5,000 rpm or higher. I'm trying to be a bit less mathematical about it all and just go by the sound more but it's still a bit touch-and-go getting the gears to mesh smoothly. Do I just need to chill out and get more practice or is there a rev range that the bike really likes to use for extended periods at low to medium speeds?
Hi you need to rev the engine, all the power and torque is at the top end; just like a Ferrari.
Ever tried pulling away in a Ferrari at less than 2000rpm... it stalls!
I ride my 620 monster at the upper rev range, chasing through the gears and changing at around 7000 rpm on the way up and 5500 on the way down.
Try it... the bike comes alive.
Once proficient, move up to 9000 and 6500 respectivley it will change the way you ride it and allow you to find out just how good it handles.
I have had my 2002 from new and is still mechanically excellent after 5 years, no blue smoke from the exhaust, no oil consumption between services...
Posted on Jan 13, 2009
For cruising get your bike up to +- 4500 / 5500 rpm and it wil ride super easy
Posted on Nov 20, 2008
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