Oh yeah. Those shifting at 3,000RPM have apparently no idea of this engine's true output, the real power of this engine begins at 3K and goes up to 5,500. Hold 1 gear lower, hovering at 3.5K or above, and then twist to pass - it will be an true eye-opener.Sorry, I misspoke. I think keeping the engine at or just below 3000 is what I want to do as this is just at the base of the torque curve. Twist your wrist at 3000 and see what happens! I'm not really concerned about my mileage. I know others are.