All that really means is that your friend doesn't ride as well as you do. :clapperWell I can tell you this,,,, my buddy has a TLR with exhaust I have a rc51(03) with exhaust and I beat his a$$ like a red headed step child! Plus the RC looks dead sexy the TLR just looks like a boat!
Everyone says the TLR is heavy. In fact it is lighter than the SP1. It must be that it steeeing feels heavier.My first bike was a TL, very much like the yellow one pictured above. I can honestly say that I love my RC more. I enjoy the comparatively rigid suspension of the RC, and more precise handling. However, that does not mean that the tiller was a slouch. It was a blast to ride, as it packed more power than I ever planned to use on the street, and even though it was heavy, it still provided miles of twisty entertainment.