I think that these single cyliner engines do need to be revved a bit. If you think about it, you only get a power pulse every other turn of the engine, so you have to have some momentum of the engine to carry it round. You cant ride them like a multi cylinder engine. I had a xt66z tenere last year, I think its quite similar to this design and that wouldnt even think about going into 5th gear under 50mph. And yet, Ive just sold a bmw k100 that would go from 1500 rpm in 5th. Try doing that on a f650, it would shake your teeth out. Its the way they are. If it bothers you a lot, you may have to re think your coice of bike, to maybe a twin cylinder.