As a Ducati newb, and this being the best handling bike I have ever been on. The 2010 848. I have been riding alot in the twisties up in the mountains. I have not been on the track yet but, I watch and read alot. I am not one to have a big ego and think Im some road warrior but am trying to get smoother and better with every ride. It seems the best way to maintain a fast smooth pace is to keep the bike pretty high up in the revs. Maybe because Im not used to it, I get afraid of over working the motor. Lets say riding alot of switchbacks and tight sweepers am I hurting the motor at all keeping it up around 6-8k or higher for several miles? I think I am being to cautious and don't want to be. Staying up in the power band for lack of a better term seems like the only way to keep it smooth in and out of the corners. Good throttle control and less brakes. I hate the feeling of over braking and having to downshift mid corner. Long story short, I want to be able to keep the revs up and not hurt the bike. Thats what they are made for right??? I hope this doesn't sound to newbish because I am progressing pretty well and really love to ride well, but don't want to hurt my baby. Thanks for any input.