Now firstly, I've got alot of respect and highly regard the R1. A bewdiful piece of equipment. So no offence or disrespect to r1 riders on the whole. But I have to warn you guys - your cred might be under attack if what I sore reflects a trend. Used to be, from what I've observed in the past that the suzuki's were the "Gino bike". BUT, up at the hville v Bakery yesterday Is was surrounded by about 10 new big-bang R1's, all ridden by the worst examples of the Gino crowd. To varying extents these new model machines had been blinged, beyond all reasoning. One very new black/grey model, actually had white rims with black rimtape and then had all the fasteners on replaced wit maroon anodized ones! This bewdiful piece of brand spanking new, engineering masterpiece looked like motorcycle version of a bolliwood! The others had matching colored screens, all helmets were the most expensive models with those mirror finished screens, and there they all were inside going "Yo dude" to each other, wearing their straight of the rack, single piece racing leathers, complete with full size camel humps, visibly trying to muster their best "look at me, I'm so cool", which translated into English actual said "look at me - I got a big boik, and my bro's all reckon we's got cred coz we are where all the real the riders hang out" - " but not like that old codger over there, larfin at me mates! Bastard!" Subsequently, it appeared from this example that the new bigbang Yam, might now be the 2011 Gino bike. Although there were still a few suzuki's in the mix still. If I road an R1, I could not have stopped there for a break, in case I was mistaken for of them. I was lucky...they all looked down their noses, caus that bike only had 675 on it, ours got 1000.!! MUCH better bike for shore! At that time, I was desperately pleased, that I didn't have an r1! So be warned...the R1's rep is going to take a dive, I reckon.