I finally got out on my new bike today for a decent amount of time. I rode it home in the rain/hail on Saturday... brand new tires. I rode it for 60km or so on Sunday.
After work this afternoon I decided it was time to ride. I was oddly intimidated. I actually had to talk myself into getting on the bike. I rode my cruiser for four years but the sport bike is all new to me and I have to admit I was a little nervous.
When I bought the bike my buddy the salesguy told me that AFTER the engine was broken in I should be shifting at 8 to 10,000rpm. Holy shit. I figure thats going to take some re-training in my thinking in order for me to do that. You just don't do that on the cruiser and I never look at the tach in my car. Well after two hours of riding keeping the rpms under 6k I can't wait to try this high rpm shifting shit.
I am in love. I am totally addicted. I can't wait til I can ride all day and all night and not get cold.