Wow. I am a brand new rider. I just got my Versys last week, and it only has 30 miles on it now. I have never riden a motocycle before, and so I am unsure as to what exactly I should expect. I have my permit, but am having to try and teach myself because the basic rider course is filled until late August. I have been shifting at relatively low speeds, and have not gone above 65mph as of yet. I was in 6th gear at this speed. Is it safe for the bike to do 60 or 70 in a lower gear, or will I damage something? Any help would be appreciated!