Funny you should ask that question "seriously". I think its down to this. It's what your used to. I remember the very first time opening the throttle on my ZX10R in 3rd gear and the bike hit 8K it literally scared the living daylights out of me
The bike hit about 130mph and was trying to get out from underneath me it pulled THAT hard
I had never felt anything like that and my brain involuntarily shut my throttle because it feared for my life. REALLY
But by the time I sold "Butch" running it up to the red line in 6th gear definitely was NOT boring
but I was able to control my throttle hand on my own
I find when I feel I am really scooting along on my RS I look down and am surprised I am not going faster than it feels
But thats a good thing. I bought Mona just for that reason, I do need to ride more sanely.
But my former ZX10R is in my shop today. Its on it's second owner since I sold it. And I cant wait to test ride it when I am done
I do know that I wont be hitting any redlines in any gear (except maybe 1st)
But it will feel good to ride an old friend. At least I still have a set of full leathers!