My buell Uly redlined at around 7 grand.. It wasn't that big of a deal on that bike because it pulled like a diesel locomotive and was plenty fast. It However had 100'ish hp and 1200 cc's . I'm not sure I would feel the same way about the little honda, with what 50 ish HP at the Crank? I see the sensibility of it, and everyone has different taste, but I feel you made a good decision.