daytona in surrey just got few R1s in. I was wondering about the bike and the sales just fired up the engine. Sweet jesus of god. I almost jizz in my pants. It sounds like nothing i have heard of. Its very close to the GP bike with V4 engine. And thats with STOCK exhaust. I almost took my card out to the sales guy !! Looks like yamaha R1 will be the bike of the year 2009.