My R6 eats me.
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Bike: 2007 R6 Red
Re: 1st gear top speed in R6 and R1?
Good luck if you want fast drag start. This bike isn't the best at this, as it only get its power around 10,000 RPM.
About riding at high rev... I do it all the time. The RPM limiter bump at 16,500. No worries, this RMP limiter is there to protect your engine.
Some guys, out there, think by riding smootly their bike, they are doing them a favour. That is totally wrong. The torque zone is where your engine is the most confortable. What is amazing with this bike, is that its torque curve is almost linear on all the RPM range. Its torque peak is at 12,500 and its HP peak at 14,500 RMP.
I have a 12 km ride to go to work. It's mostly highway. I get on the highway on the first gear around one hundred something kilometers Then I shift on the second gear, when my engine start to kick back. I do it almost every morning.
So, again, if it would be harmfull, it would be a long time this 2007 R6 engine would have been dead. If your engine break in is done, then go for it. This bike only ask for it.
BTW, my 2007 R6 don't have any mods. Everything is stock on it.