Update on this as I have been trying to buy one to no avail.
Been to a few local Yam dealers with the same story - they got like 5 or 6, sold them within a week (have never seen one on the road though!) and that was late last year. Enoggera dealer got one more in Jan that a guy had a deposit on, test rode and then informed them he had lost his job last week and could not buy so one of their sales people bought it. They were apparently meeting with Yamaha this week and I am due to give them a call as they would know when they were getting more but thought this would probably be closed to second half of the year. What a fuck up for a bike they got everyone jizzing about, the press is wanking over and cunts want to buy and they simply didn't make many so they can't keep up!
I did get a very brief ride on one though as the bloke at the Yam dealer was good enough to let me poke around it. Was not a real test ride just a quick whip up the street and back. Engine is super smooth and plenty of grunt although the throttle and revs feel slow when giving it a blip (comparing to my ZX10 here) but prob be a lot better with some free flowing pipes as it feels strangled. Still pulls the front up like a boss though and heaps easier to wheelie than my 10R but I only did a little one.
Still keen but depends on trade in of my bike etc and still weighing up crate engine for Nova or new bike.
Oh I only rode it in race mode also, felt fine to me and not too snatchy but I am used to my bike which requires a steady hand and some respect anyway so was all good.