I ride often at those speeds on freeways. It never seemed like the rpm's were that high to me.I agree that the Raider could do with a 6'th gear. But it seems to purr along just fine in 5'th.Just my $0.02
My buddy has a 6 speed Harley...What I've noticed is that not too long after I'm shifting into 5th, he's shifting into 6th. So, we pretty much have the same shift pattern... he's just shifting more.