I really hope nobody thought I was serious because I just made it up. I can honestly that I've seen a few european bikes and cars that did have the tach to the left of the speedo ad the tach was much larger than the speedo. I guess RPM is more important than speed in some cases.
Retired AD USAF, IYAAYAS!
2008 V-Star 1100 Custom Bobber project
2011 Crimson XR with Forged Highway Bars / Hard Bags / Passenger Backrest / Tall OEM Windshield / OEM Highway Bar Closeouts / Hardbag Protection Bars. Ness goodies including Smooth Layback Plate Frame/Mount, black Rad 3 Mirrors, black deep cut grips, black deep cut drivers floorboards, black deep cut shifter/brake pegs, and black deep cut passenger pegs. Witchdoctor black rack.