yeah.. rev limiter is set at 8600 right now, which is actually a little low compared to other guys with cams and valvetrain mods. Lots of people spin these motors to 9000+.
most of the stock dohc vtec engines revved to around 8000 rpm anyway (integra GSR, RSX-S, Civic Si, etc). The S2000 went to 9000 until 2004. My valvetrain is good for around 9500 rpm or so, but I purposely picked cams that would make their peak power around 8000, just to keep it safe.