Anybody knows that happens when you blow by the redline?
The text in the Motorcycle magazine article just posted speaks of a 8000 rpm redline, with the photo showing it extending to 10K. I guess that's because it was a pre-production model and mine has a changed motor: My red zone starts at 6K and goes to 8K.
I have found it's really easy, with a missed shift, to blow past the 6K mark and see a single green shift light flash. Heck, in first gear, when going for a traffic light that's still yellow, I have seen all the green lights scream at me: shift shift shift! It happens much faster and with much less auditory feedback than any gas bike I've owned. I'm working on refining my senses and getting used to all this fast torque.
Meanwhile... what happens if I over rev? I've got a router that is happy running at 20K rpm for hours at a time. Does the Empulse really go into a danger zone at 8K?
Does it electronically protect itself from over-revving? My R1200R would just turn off the ignition at 8K, I'd feel a pause and shift. But if that didn't happen, the trusty boxer engine would likely blow connecting rods through the case, possibly causing hair eyes and teeth to end up all over the highway.
What happens when an electric motor goes faster than specified? Flying apart? Melting down? I'd really rather not find out the hard way.