Originally Posted By: grewen
i gota ask...if you want highway speeds....why would you change to a lower drive sprocket?? and comparing the gearing of the XT to the other 2 bikes can't be justified as they all have different size rear wheels


So the engine spins faster.

It depends on the shape of the torque curve, but generally, higher rpm = more power. Top speed is when power = drag, and that may or may not occur at max rpm. So if you can change the gearing such that the engine is making more power at a given road speed, it's possible it'll go faster assuming it's got the head room to spin faster.
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