My bike's redline is 8500 and the computer will automatically retards/shut off when it gets there to avoid damage.
As a rule of thumb, what constitutes as bike abuse?
I hear people saying the bike was ridden hard...such and such...but the machine is designed to withstand certain operating conditions. As mentioned, the redline shutoff feature is a preventative measure to avoid breakage. I guess I am more concerned with #1, the "how" uses of it. I understand that a street bike is not meant for long rides over gravel/dirt/unpaved roads...so I would consider that riding inappropriately hard/abuse of it. I am sure many of us would like to know as well!