Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Palma de Mallorca
EXACTLY the same occurred to me. I nearly took it back thinking that there was a fault with the box.
After riding the bike for a while you get used to it, but I also think it would be "nice" to have another gear to lower the revs on those long straight parts of road.
What I can say though is :
After 10/15.000 miles the engine become a lot smoother, i.e. less noisier.
I always wear plugs so I donīt hear the engine too much, which is when you sometimes feel you should change up.
And on the positive side, and speaking personally, as long as the revs are high, you can stay in 5th to do many manoeuvres, such as overtaking, that in other bikes you would have to drop to 4th or even 3rd.
Even so, I would put money on the "new" LT having a 6th gear AND reverse, especially if the rumours that it is going to have a V6 are true.