Read a post by some guy on a YZF forum about how his mildly modified R1 will outrun GSXR1000s and he almost beat a ZX-12R. Yeah, right! I have similarly modded my new R1 and it's nowwhere near the accereration or topend as my ZX-12R. I let him know that the 12 he raced was either playing with him or an inexperienced rider. Time for a reality check.