I just heard back from Ron Newman, the Sales Manager at Blackfoot Motosports, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, where that R1 un-crating and prep video was shot.
"From the start of forklifting the crate to the shop, uncrating and assembling then doing the pre delivery inspection and run up, from there it’s off to the wash bay then to the Customer or Showroom……this process takes approx 2.5 to 3.0 hours. Hope this helps and if you have any further questions please fire me an email."
Got a 2nd response, this time from Justin Swanson in the Blackfoot Service Dept. Seems to be a slight disconnect between the two departments. I'd say the Service Dept would have the more accurate figure for it.
"We usually spend about 1.5 hours with the R1’s when they are uncrated. The R3 is a different story as they ship 2 in 1 crate."
NOTE: Canadian R3's may come in 2 to a crate, but U.S. models come in 1 per crate. Verified at local dealer here in Colorado. Also: they recycle the steel and save the tie downs to give to customers to use in their trucks to get their bikes home. Dealer here says 1 1/2 hours or so to un-crate, prep and wash.
Knowledge is Power........