Here is what I have been basically using, am I close or am I too slow? 1st gear to start and no more than like 25mph 2nd up to say 35 3rd up to 45 4th up to 55 5th 55 up I know I saw a chart somewhere, but can't locate it again. I jump on it a bit now and then, but still getting used to the ride. Dont want to lug it, but dont want to simply waste gas either!!