I've now got 300+ miles on my new 2006 Sporty. I've been following the guidelines, mostly, for the break in. But, I used to ride way back when my Honda CB450 was new ('60's). It liked revs, and if it had them already going when you twisted the throttle it really went. No revs = No go on that bike. The Sporty OM says shift to 3rd at 23. I take that to mean that in 3rd at 23 mph or higher you're not lugging. Sure sounds and feels like lugging to me though. On the other hand, I'm a big fan of torque and that had a lot to do with choosing the Sporty when I decided to ride once again. If I'm not lugging by following that shift schedule I'm lovin the sound and the feeling like there's no bottom end to the power. Anybody with an opinion on this?