I've read several one page articles on the 1000R press release in Milan Italy. At least I think it was the same press release, all 3 mentioned riding in rain.
Torque monster, narrow seat, cool guages, 1000RR forks and brakes. But I've yet to see what it really weighes, or a dyno graph.
Europe tends to get naked bikes a year before the US, so there is hope.