Hi, to be totally realistic: you don't need to worry at all about breaking in a K bike, it's near impossible to ruin these bikes when: 1)riding at high rpms + 2) in the first 600 miles + 3) living in most parts of the US + 4) and riding on public roads. you must be a nutcase and not caring to hold your license to be able to pull that off on a 100 mile young engine.
you can't go fast on public roads in most states of our union for long periods of time anymore (all you can hope is instances of speed and by speed I don't mean doing 80 in 65, nor do I mean 100 in 65, for a bike or an exotic car that can do 180mph, 100 barely registers) and cops have become militarized since 9/11. (I know it's different in South Africa, or some other countries) the only public places left in the US where you can actually open these bikes up at high gear + high rpm without getting arrested are out in the desert. The private ones would be on the track or on the salt which is basically the same thing.
Even in Nevada going north on Rt 93 to the Bonneville, I spotted 5 NV State Patrol Cars, all with Ka band blazing.
A K1300S does 80 in first, 100 in second, 120+ just in 3rd gear with ease.
how are you going to ruin a new engine in IL, or NY, or NJ, or CT, of other such states. unless you are on a mission. meaning you really intent to spend 20K for a new K bike, buy it with no miles, trailer it 100 miles out of the city, find a long stretch of road where no one can catch you and rev the hell out of it just so you can ruin the engine at its first 100Miles? only a nut would do that and we don't get too many of them on expensive K bikes in the US.
A dealer will tell you to break it in, because they simply have to tell you the legalize. the term break in is not to protect you, or the bike, but to protect the brand from being sued by the nutcases mentioned above. That's all. Here's an example:
some nutcase buys a new sport bike, right out of the crate he (oh, it will be a he) takes it to the track and starts to race it and revving the hell out of the brand new engine with no miles. He then of course blows up the engine and goes back to the dealer/brand and says my bike is brand new and it is under warranty, you have to put in a new engine for me (that's labor for taking old engine out, paying for a new engine and the labor for installing it). The dealer/brand then say, no we don't, because we state in writing that a new engine must be broken in before the first oil change (typically at 600 miles) by riding at RPM's no more than 1/2 the redline. The nutcase has no case and the dealer/brand is protected against such loss.
Yes, the RR is limited to 9000 RPM during first 600 miles (or more correctly until the fist oil change), because a handful of nutcases were racing them out of the crate. But even at 9000RPM, you are hitting 160MPH!!! So, for anyone riding on public roads in most places in the US, the pre-oil change rev limiter doesn't even factor in their riding.
still today some dealers say keep it under 4K rpm and not knowing why they say that. That's because older bikes and specially Boxers redline at 8K RPM. to warn a new buyer to keep a K bike under 7 is valid protection for the dealer. As for the RR, as stated, they don't bother to warn anymore, BMW has put a rev-limiter on it, that only a dealer can remove, once first service is conducted. Cuts down on a lot of hassle.