Like some of the others here I just got back from Superbike school and they had the speedo taped over. On the straight (Streets of Willows) I made that bike howl up to 10K and wondered how fast that was? Those of you that have driven on tracks can probably tell us, I would never think to ask someone to try this on regular public roads...

While riding it up to those RPM's that bike was certainly growling and working hard. It was not as super smooth as I thought it would be. (I recently was out on a ST1300 Honda at the "middle of nowhere track" and took it up to an indicated 140 and it was smooth as silk and got their quickly too!) The acceleration on the S1000RR was just plain insane! It worked hard to pull my arms off the bars - that bike just screams up the track.

I had a great time, lapped some of the young punks in my group and am looking forward to the next time I can enjoy putting the bike and myself through our paces.