I have heard much talk on forums about the effects of aggressive throttle and shifting practices on BMW engines. Phrases such as "they were built to run hard and need it" and "it was broken in passively and it didn't seat properly (I'm not sure what didn't seat, perhaps rings) crop up.
The inference I think I'm supposed to draw from some of this is that I am not treating my R1150R well if I don't periodically redline it or if I continually operate at close to posted speeds.
My question is, is this true? I understand the proposition that an engine can be built to withstand high rev's and high speeds (if it has proper lubrication). But, does that mean that such an engine needs to be subjected to these forces to stay healthy?
Paul or Antoine, if you have the time, I'd like to hear your comment(s).