8 Ball Advice (why the 5 speed? What else don't you get?)
I love the black-out style and limited chrome on the 8 Ball models. However, I don't understand why they on use the 5 speed transmission (instead of the 6 speed) on the 8 Balls. My guess is to keep te cost low. Are there any other differences? Are these compromises too much to accept in order to get a black motorcycle?
I don't have any problems with my 5speed.I ride a lot of highway/freeway and it runs about 3000 rpm at approximately 70 mph.
That is with a 92CU motor.
Yea, a 6 speed would be nice for a few more mpg, but the bike clearly don't need it.I average between 35 and 40 mpg depending on the riding I'm doing.