Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Mooresville, NC
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I went 16 front and 46 rear with a 55 profile tire. Works out to be about an 8% reduction in gearing IIRC. I like it as it gets you into the fun RPM zone a bit quicker. I have seen a slight reduction in mileage, but even with a lot of city riding, red lights, traffic and womping the **** out of the bike on backroads, I still average around 39mpg. On longer country rides with less stopping and throttle, low to med 40's should be easy.
My gearing makes it so 6th gear is all you need above 30mph, and still have plenty of torque and acceleration. Its like a friggen electric motor with 16/46, K&N filter and Danos flash.
After 2 full years of ownership and 7K miles, I LOVE this bike!!