Apologies if I am posting this question in the wrong part of the site - couldn't find a more appropriate section... So I took my newly bought 2005 Aprilia RSV1000R to the track for the first time and found myself overtaken on the straights by pretty much everything. This frustrated the s*it out of me - all the distance that I would make up on people in the corners was lost on the straights. To the point where I would be entering the start/finish straight overtaking the other guy on a 600 through the corner, rolling on the throttle and staying ahead for 100-200m and then being left for dead before I would hit 10K rpm. I know the bike is capable of much more than I can get out of it at the moment, but I can't help but think that I am not riding it right if I can't out-drag a 600 (CBRs and R6s) on a straight. The Aprilia had the shift light set at 6K when I got the bike and I am thinking that perhaps I should be going through gears faster short shifting rather than trying to keep the engine revving between 8 and 10k. Any advice on this would be much appreciated!