Don't mean to butt into ur thread but is that 60% power under 7k rpm thing really true? because that would explain why my bike feels like a wuss on the street compared to my previous bike ('03 GSXR 1000) I was really disappointed when I bought my R1 then I got used to it and learned to love the great handling and styling.that's exactly what i was told as well.
The ECU on the 2007 R1 will start tapering off power approaching it's limited speed. It's how Yamaha does it.
unless I'm incorrect, but it's what I heard.
I bet dollars to donuts the Yamaha race ECY doesn't taper off ANYWHERE.
Hell, the 2007 will only give you 60% throttle below 7000 rpm, even it YOU WANT FULL THROTTLE ... I personally think that just BITES!
My 1985 GS 1150 EF will kill my 2007 R1 off the lights ... That just should NOT happen !! 550lbs with 126 HP launching WAY harder then a 178+ 400Lbs bike 22 years newer.
THat's why I just bought a 15tooth counter sprocket. I want to wake this thing up.