hey all... I have a little problem that I need some help with. I'm looking at purchasing a new yamaha R1 2007 model in a month or so and I wanted to do some serious research on it. My biggest concern is the power. I've never ridden anything over 400cc before and I've heard SO many stories that this bike is like a bull at a gate with power. I'm definately not a speed freak and the reason for this bike is mainly the look and feel (physically when I sit on it), and the fact that I dream about it 24/7. My main use for the bike would be riding to work (about 30km each way) and quite a lot of riding during the weekend through the country. I really need honest answers here and if you think this is a stupid purchase because of the power then tell me so, I just need to know what others think. Thanks in advance. PS: I'm looking at hiring a Honda CBR1100 from Garners in Melbourne to see what a litre bike feels like. And of course I'll ride it so carfully.