On the new yamahas I have noticed that "the gas cap is gone to prevent gas cap issues"....or whatever. To be quite honest, in my 17 or something years of riding I have never rammed the olson twins into my gas cap. I just don't see how that is possible with the seat angle on some of these bikes. You would really have to make a point of it to come in contact with the gas cap in my opinion. There's really no point to this other than trying to figure out how this would be a problem. Maybe I am wrong but it looks like the yamaha engineers have solved a problem that's never existed. They've done it again. I heard that on the new promo video and thought to myself wait wt...f?! Feel free to chime in. I don't see it though. I'm not trashing the bike at all, its just that the problem they speak of doesn't exist to me. Maybe there's a different reason. Aerodynamics? Lol. Chi?