Between you & me I have often hit the red line in ALL gears. Fact is once you start to click up around 135mph (which the modern 600 can reach these days), to higher, THINGS start to change, such as the then smooth road is bucking the bike like wild, while the road has started to become REAL NARROW & if you see a bend comming up, then good change you will not make it, but if it is a dot on the road start hitting the anchors & gearing down for that can be a cage or a row of cages that have been stopped for suddenly they are THERE even if they are moving forward & you were able to slow down drastically.
Good chance you will begin to notice a few things like the not a single bit of your clothing will feel the wind & the exhaust note is VERY strange & sort of like woo-woo-woo plus all the noise comming up from the engine giving you the scare of it about to blow up. All because you are in a vacume so even the exhaust note is OUTSIDE of the vacume sounding different because the throttle is jumping around in hand so the strange sounds. The maze of noise from the engine under your is because of this darn vacume again. IF you do not have an acceident then all will be okay once you slow down. Thougfh remember the cops will love you & throw the book at your.
So comes the question of "why did you buy such a powerful bike" if you are going to be gurggling around all the time at low revs(?) & would it not have been more sensible to have bought a much smaller & less powerful bike??????????
Last edited by Smitty; 06-25-2007 at 11:52 AM.