2011 Triumph Daytona 675R First Ride, Review and Specs

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Close ratio gears work well on engines with narrow torque bands, as the close ratios allow the engine to stay in the meat of the torque curve after every shift (less RPM drop between shifts). This makes more sense on peaky 600 4s than this Triumph triple, but it works here as well. Wide ratio transmissions are suited to engines with very flat torque curves, like many cruisers.Slightly off topic, but could someone enlighten me why is everyone always fawning over close ratio gears? It seems to me the whole purpose of gears is to SPREAD the access to torque over the range of speeds, otherwise we could just have one gear and be done with it... The only explanation I can see is that this is something suitable toracing, because it sure doesn't seem like something I want in the road conditions where I ride.


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