This report will be much appreciated! I've been fairly consistent with riding supersport twins since the early 2000's, both on the street and track. They stopped making my beloved Suzuki TL1000R in 2003, and the Honda RC51 in 2006. So its been about 15 years waiting for a new middleweight or literclass supersport twin from "Yama-Hon-Kawa-Zuki."
Needless to say I was thrilled to hear about the R7. I placed my order on Yamaha's website in the first hour of the preorders going live. The preorder units were all sold in a little over 8 hours, so I'm glad I didn't wait until after I got home from work that evening. I would have been out of luck.