Changed oil at 500 miles for Repsol 10/40, then again at 1000 with the same and again at 1500. Then switch to full synthetic and change at 4000 and every 3 after that.
With regards to thrashing, I did keep it below 6K for the first 500, then below 7.5K for another 250, then the gloves came off. I believe that modern engines are built so well, that prolonged breakins are unnesesary as long as you flush them with regular oil changes. I have found that if you "baby" a motor too long, it will not want to rev as freely as one that is worked well.
IMHO of course.