What is the difference of riding on the road vs a trail or forest road? On a trail/dirt road, I am riding at 3000-4000 RPM with bursts of power when needed. When on a road, I am in the same RPM range but in a higher gear at a higher speed but very little throttle. I would think cruising on a road would be easier on a motor then trail running where you are on and off the throttle a lot harder then crusing. Not looking for a debate, just curious on the thinking.