Indeed. If I need to ride below 3k RPM, I take a Guzzi.It's not a Harley, it will never run well below 3k rpm... in 18 years of riding Ducs I've never found that to be a problem though. Besides, a lot of them won't keep the battery charged spinning that slowly anyway!
This is exactly how my 95 900ss is....this is just my observation on my 93. The 900 ss reminds me of these 2 nice young " professional dancers" I dated in my early 20's. The 900, or at least mine ( now a 944) is a dirty, dirty, girl and needs to be punished. If I don't take her out on the back roads and flog her regularly she acts up in public ( city traffic). I know this might sound stupid but, If I just commute on it, it runs like shit. If I run it super hard every now and then it is very civil on my commute. I can do 20 mph in second and have no problems. It is almost like they are hyper sensitive to carbon build up........ :abduct: