i had never ridden a true liter bike before this- I had ridden a 1000 V-Twin, but I knew then that it wasn't a monster of any kind. This R1 though, it is an amazing machine! Awesome almost doesn't cover the power delivery and feel. Anyway, here are a few pics: A close-up of the nose: And the pillion cover: I love my Busas, both of them. But this thing is a completely different ride.