Join Date: May 2012
Location: San Jose, CA, USA
I usually shift between 8-9k, with the max being 10k. I remember hearing a bunch of people saying the bike likes to be shifted around 10k, but the way the engine sounds at that RPM makes me think it's not the best idea. I also like shifting out of first gear pretty low as the engine doesn't seem to like high RPMs in 1st. That's just my 2 cents and my connection with my own bike. Every bike is different. Like Gabe said, your bike will tell you.