As a Nicky supporter, I sure hope the RCV1000R is everything Honda claims it to be. Keep in mind though, Nicky is very methodical in his approach, and no doubt the bike will require considerable set-up. I'm not expecting to see Nicky at the top of the time sheets anytime during the 3 day test. Of course Nicky's incredible work ethic will no doubt help the Aspar team and Honda gather tons of data. I'll be happy to see steady progress over the 3 days.
Oh...and if Nicky ends up with significantly better lap times than Cal or Dovi, that will be a sweet bonus.