damn...now i want to convert my sp1 swingarm to the sp2...Thanks for posting these!
This is incredibly accurate:
On the other hand, it turns out that very few SP-1 owners actually modify
their bikes with the race kits that HRC has made available. Most owners
instead seem to have a more down-to-earth assessment of their own needs and
2002 VTR1000 SP-2 desires, and prefer a motorcycle that’s easier to live with over the long run, with more in the way of long-term creature comforts rather than hard-edged performance.
Incorporating detailed refinements based on feedback from the real HRC
racers, the new SP-2 should probably not be compared with its predecessor,
but instead directly compared with HRC’s Superbike racers. <-- LOVE IT
more reading...scroll to the bottom for you vtwin lovers.