Yes, that's me. Yes, that's Valentino's bike. I forget what year that was, but I wound up riding to San Mateo for the SF INTERMOT show with a couple of guys I flew with.
It was the first day the show opened and we got there pretty early. For some reason, there was a Yamaha display left completely unattended. No security, no attendants, no representatives. Not a soul around. There were no signs stating "Do Not Sit" or anything.
What would you do? The 3 of us took it in turn to hop aboard and see what it was like to be astride a real MotoGP bike. Honestly, I was surprised at how comfortable it was. Felt as roomy as any street bike I'd ever ridden, and more so than many. All of us had the same comments afterward.