I got to ride a track session on the new RR. Two things were completely unacceptable: First, the bike was closer in power to a 300 than a 1000 at less than 9 or 10K RPM, along with torque that was even more laughable. Second, the bike had bar vibration that rivaled my superbike from days gone bye with counter balance removed. Really a big fail from a company like BMW. Having said that I dropped a deposit. Why?? Because the bike was super easy to ride - nimble, planted, and felt more like a 600, and from 12000 RPM and up it was very strong. I saw big potential....
However, if there is not a map or something to fix issue #1 before my number comes up, I will cancel, since I am purely looking for a race bike. I am pretty sure dumping the stock exhaust will do wonders for the vibration.
Eagerly awaiting to see what happens.
BTW, I also did a session on a stock RSV4 1100. It was close to perfect on all fronts. Great power, excellent torque, very linear map, and the same chassis that is legendary.