Testriding my Tanaka 47R engine, which runs thru 8-speed cassette. I merged onto the highway, alongside a big scooter and a few cars. We all stopped at the light. My bike has 44.26:1 first gear, 33.52:1 second gear and 28.36:1 third gear. That equates to holeshot and extreme acceleration with powershifts to 35mph, my cruising speed.
The scooter and the rest of the traffic passed me by a few seconds later.