I think feel is a big part of it. When I’m pushing her hard, I can feel myself coming out of the powerband because the bike accelerates slower....time to shift. With the CBR, I feel it just a smidge before redline.
If you are puttering around (or following your wife’s scooter), I would say 5k is good
"Marrying an old bachelor is like buying second-hand furniture." - Helen Rowland
Current: 2018 CBR300
Former Rides: 1971 Honda CT90, 1973 Honda CB175, 1978 Yamaha XS650, 1981 Honda CM200T, 1983 Yamaha XJ650 Turbo,1983 Honda VF750S, 1985 Kawasaki GPZ550, 1989 CBR600F1, 2006 Yamaha TW200, 2006 Suzuki GZ250, 2014 Honda CTX700N