|Quote, originally posted by GsR »|
|....sportbikes such as Yamaha's r6 can rev to 17.5k....|
No, it can't. In fact, in the 2007 model year Yamaha changed the tach display down to a 16,500rpm redline. There was a pretty good sized fiasco on that subject, lots of owners upset that their bikes didn't perform as advertised. It was first found out when some owners put their bikes on a dyno, well the easiest way to see engine speed is count the sparks, 16,200 is the highest number anyone saw.
Now, other manufactures do this too, suposedly my Suzuki only revs up to 15,800 or something instead of 16k like the tach says. I just choose to enjoy the machine for what it does, Its much more enjoyable that way.