Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Charlotte / Lake Norman, NC
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5k to 7k is normal cruising RPM for me. I'll drop it a couple gears and run it up to 9K from time to time just for the scream factor. If your bike hasn't been up around 9K yet, I suggest you give it a try. Yes, it screams at that RPM, but the engine is fully capable of handling that and more. It is a sportbike platform so don't be scared to wring it out from time to time. I think the power curve starts to decline after 9K anyway, so bouncing off the 10,500 rev limiter isn't necessarily going to help anything in terms of performance.
2009 Kawasaki Versys - Candy Plasma Blue
2013 Yamaha WR250R