Reading up on the press opinions and talking to some friends who have gotten to ride them, apparently Honda went for and nailed the elusive, non-quanitative feel. It doesnt wheelie easily, responds somewhere between a 600 and a 750, sticks to the pavement like its nailed there has a dead straight HP and torque curve and isnt balky. Finesse over brute force. I think it will be just like alot of other Honda sportbikes. As a race bike it does everything great and nothing perfect but has no big defects. Throw in the RC211V breeding and I think they may have it.