Anybody know the redline on a 2001 600?? Other then exhausts and filter the engine is stock (that shouldnt affect the redline). Also they have a rev limiter right? Is it a "hard" or "soft" one? If that makes any sense!!
My 1997 M900 did not have a rev limiter. I've run it up to 9500 a few times when I didn't want to shift right before hitting the brakes again. Normally the bike didn't like to rev much past 9000 and the power band was definitely falling off by 8500.
I would expect the M600 to have a higher redline.
By the way, the ST2 rev limiter hits at 9500 and that motor will pull all the way. That bike clearly has more top end power than my Monster did.
The "all models" in the monster section covers the 600
But I encountered a major "duh" moment:
The manual doesn't specify RPM just maximum road speed in any given gear! See page 27.
Is this a trick question? does a 2001 600 actually include a tacho?
The manual for the 2002 620 lists 10000RPM as the red line.
The 2001 600 is listed as having max power at 8000RPM so 10000RPM seems reasonable.
Realistically, in a worst case, just change gear just beyond peak power and you should be safe. You can feel "peak power" on a 600 can't you? (My little joke, no offence intended) I never really use the tacho or worry about the redline (Except when running in) , the engine power drops off before then anyway, just feed your motorcycle lots of love and regular oil changes.