With regard to the gear shifting, that depends on where you're at and what you need to accomplish. If you're at the track, you want to shift as needed for your particular location on the track.
Guessing you're not asking about that though, I don't recommend running the bike into the really high revs on the street as all that does is attract police and
I typically shift somewhere around 7k, IIRC. Honestly I haven't looked in a long time, I just shift when I need to and based on my need to pass or maintain acceleration. Using the bike as a bit of a commuter 5th is often used. If you're just doing twisties out in the middle of nowhere, presuming they're not big sweepers, I'd guess you'll be in third most of the time.
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