I listened and let the engine rev to 11,500 rpm where it continued to make power—instead of shifting at the 10,500 tach redline. Thanks to the Buell race ECM and DDFI electronics kit, the RR would spin to 12,000 rpm. The rider's right wrist and his appreciation of the grip provided by Dunlop slicks is all the traction control you get. Using the extra revs I found myself hanging on tight, pulling on the bars, being careful not to induce headshake. A seat cowl bumper would have eased my attempts at even earlier throttle opening. The RR would paint black rubber exit stripes leaving the third-gear esses. Unless I was ready with a touch of rear brake, the RR's 171-horsepower would power-wheelie on the 4th-gear upshift, over a crest onto the back straight. Impressive!