I imagine by now everyone and his brother has seen some of the dyno charts for the new R1, but has everyone noticed the slump around 7000k rpm? OK, I wonder whats causing it, could it be the catalytic converter tucked in the pipe? A new way the EXUP activates? A flapper type valve in the intake (ram-air) to control noises in the intake?(epa happy) ( I know the Honda RC51's were made this way, which was easy to remedy to gain back its punch). Or is it a leanish condition caused by (epa mandated) mapping? Any ideas? I know that spot in the powerband is NOT permanent! If that area alone were erased it would help out the midrange and roll-on performance of the bike. Any ideas?