Well as many of you know I picked a 2004 R1 on Thursday.
It is Blue instead of silver but that is a long story, hope you enjoy the silver one Robert.
Anyways, after a couple of hundread K I have gotten to love the new bike. It is very quick, at 100+kmh when the Ram Air kicks in it sounds phenominal. Feels extremly stable even compared to the '02 I had. Handling is unmatched, it corners and flicks quicker my R6 track bike, feels smaller and excellerates a whole shit load quicker.
Still has the familiar Yamaha buzz at exactly 5000rpm in any gear you get a slight vibration. This is usually corrected by changing the pipes, I think it is either the exup or cat that causes it. at 5100 rpm it is gone.
Steering dampener is quite nice makes the steering feel much more linear, no jerkiness or head vibration at all.
Tires, new dunlop 218's, jury is still out on these, haven't really been able to run them to hard yet, so far they feel good, stick well in the wet, need the weather to co operate so that I can go for a good hard run on them.
Exhaust note is awesome for factory pipes.
Suspension so far feels pretty good stock, but I will be fine tuning it soon.
Will try to get a 1000 k on it by the end of the week and re do the stock dyno run before fitting the Akro system. For dyno run info you can read the other post.