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S50: RPM vs. Road Speed

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Hi All,

I'm a new member here. My wife and I recently took the MSF motorcycle safety course and then bought herself an S50 :smile: - pretty cool gal...

I'm really proud of how well she is doing, especially considering that she had never even driven a manual transmission car before this.

The problem is that she is short shifting, because she doesn't know what the engine should sound like for a given speed. My question is whether there is a chart available that shows engine speed ranges vs. road speed for each gear to help her improve her gear selection?
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Her owner's manual showed the low shift points, but not the high end (red-line road speed for each gear).
Thanks All

Thanks for the info/advice.

She has enough sense not to watch her speedo and keep her head/eyes up - I just wanted to give her a feel for how much range she really has with the S50 motor.
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