I have no doubt the Yam will be a good bike. But peak hp numbers aren't everything. I'm curious to see how the torque on the Yam is compared to the B12. I saw one at the Dallas show and it looks lighter and should provide better ground clearance due to higher pegs than the B12. Still at the local track day, other than fellow racers on racebikes my own bone stock (even the tires) B12 beat on the sportbikes there easy. As they say, the rider is the thing that matters most. It's just nice to see another 'standard' come along that can embarrass squids on "faster" bikes.