I think the R1-M is a homologation special in the true sense of the word! Only 500 made worldwide, it speaks homologation with all the electronic trickery, Yec quality swing-arm, kit type radiators, forged magnesium wheels. ti rods electronics, and it is a completely new bike built to circumnavigate the WSBK dumb down rules, and we should thank the rule makers for this.
The only difference between this and a bygone years homologation specials is that the racing class is now 1000 cc, not 750. So both of the offerings are based on the same bike.
R1-M... A very special bike, given a special designation....mmmmmmm.