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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
look in the upper right hand coner... yes where is says "search".... ok, click that...

in short:
sp1 is the 2000-2001 version sp2 is the 2002-2005 version.

in the us they refer to all the rc51s 2000-2005 as just rc51's and designate the year. in europe and japane and everywhere else it seems they call the vtr1000r and designate them by either vtr1000r sp1 or vtr1000r sp2. in europe they have different paint jobs and thier frames are an aluminium color.

in 02 they updated the swing arm, made it longer and lighter, new injectors, wider throttle bodies, exhaust ports are different, different exhaust, redesigned motor mounts, some minor cosmetics, etc... over all the bike is a little lighter and a little faster.
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
The sp-1 is the 00-01 and the sp-2 is the 02-
05 use the search fuction before you ask any questions around here and you will learn alot about your bike. Welcome to the site.
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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
Re: Stupid ? SP1/SP2 (Wrist Rocket)

Other differences not specifically mentioned:
Different frame/motor mounts, wiring harness, ECU, rectifier, heads, wheels, chain, shock, fork internals, triples and stem. subframe, undertray, rear brake caliper hanger/hose.
 
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