You can ride the ZX6R as smooth as you want.... that all depends on the rider. My bike by far is more comfortable riding then anyone in the group, my friends even comment on it. Sometimes I will just put along in 6th at around 60mph. which is ~5500 RPM. Being my first bike I had to get used to the numbness feeling after a few months it went away. Has good power down low and can accelerate well in 6th. from even 20 mph.