I think the RC51 and the 1000RR have some family traits. Maybe it is because they both come out the same stable. Just want to let you know that you are not alone when you sort of put them together in the same sentence.NorCali said:I really don't know what to do and I'm not sure this is even the right forum because of the bias towards rc51's. But its coming down to the 1000rr or the RC51. Can someone give me their HONEST opinion?! haha thanks:clapper
Listen up you old fart, I was answering the young man's question. Yeah, you know what I prefer, the RC51. Sheesh, the weatherman said rain today. It was misty at 6 am, no matter, saddled up the RC51 off to the gym. Sheesh, nothing like riding the Vtwin on the street, on the track, and of course in front of Starbucks!!old timer said:Alright you old fool , listen up...:wtf You ALREADY know/have the answer you're looking for....Your Gixxer is an inline 4...your RC is a V 2...you've ridden them both and dont need anyones input as to which style you like mo' bettah...
Now stop wasting our time and get yer ass in gear...lifes too short...
i was that friend to someone about a year ago before i bought my rcwingnutt said:Rode the '05 cbr1000r and my '03 rc yesterday and when we switched back my buddys comment was just what I expected to hear. he said that my RC is definitely more fun to ride
to be honest with you i was in your shoes about a month ago, i rode my friends 04 1000rr and was impressed by the top end power but i just didnt feel comfortable on the bike what so ever in the turns...it is true that i just wasnt use to it and maybe the suspension settings werent for me but when i take the RC in the twisties i feel like i own the rodeNorCali said:I really don't know what to do and I'm not sure this is even the right forum because of the bias towards rc51's. But its coming down to the 1000rr or the RC51. Can someone give me their HONEST opinion?! haha thanks:clapper
Same here, the RC was what I wanted from the start. I started watching motorcylce racing around the time Ben Bostrom won the AMA title in 1998 on the RC45 and Colin Edwards II and Aaron Slight were riding it in WSB. Then in 1999 the RC51 was born, it was love at first sight and then I heard it on tv and it became the first motorcycle that I actually wanted to own. I'm sure that 99.9% of the folks on this forum felt the same way I did when the RC51 came out.advocatt said:its up to you..
twin vs i-4
heavy vs lighter
4years with no change-v-updated every two years
seriously..its up to you depending on your preference. i bought the rc coz i want a twin, i love the twin sound, i have no intention to race the bike so i am not looking for the latest and fastest machine..in my place theres only 5-6 units so i like the exlucivity bla bla bla..
in technical terms ..use the search functions..