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Old 05-05-2012, 07:31 PM   #1
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Honda superhawk vtr1000???

Anyone know the goods and bads about this particular bike from personal experiences. Found 1 that needs some tlc.
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:45 PM   #2
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I had one. It doesn't take being rear ended well. Lol. Make sure if you get it to sync the throttle bodies and set the tps. They have a tendency to die at traffic lights when those 2 get out of whack. I had a problem with the rectifier, but all Hondas have that issue. Same with the cam chain tensioner. Other than that, was a great bike. A little upgrades here and there and it is a fun bike
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fun bike, gotta love the sound of it too!
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Old 05-05-2012, 08:03 PM   #4
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I love the sound i believe it has some Leo Vince pipes on it.
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:56 AM   #5
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Wheelie machines...with not a lot of fuel range.

I like them.
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:30 AM   #6
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Wheelie machines...with not a lot of fuel range.

I like them.
That's for sure. I believe they also have the largest carb Honda has ever used on a vehicle.
I love them and would like to have one some day.
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well, the largest carb ever used on a bike, probably. I would figure they had some bigger ones for automobiles.

what were the main differences between the superhawk and the rc51? are they the same bike? rvt vs vtr?
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well, the largest carb ever used on a bike, probably. I would figure they had some bigger ones for automobiles.

what were the main differences between the superhawk and the rc51? are they the same bike? rvt vs vtr?
there is NOTHING the same about them, other than the fact they are both hondas and both v-twins.
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OK, I get confused. maybe because the names seem to be used interchangeably in different parts of the world. for example (and correct me if I'm wrong) but wasn't Nicky Hayden's AMA superbike called RVT RC51 while Colin Edward's WSB Superbike was called a VTR1000, no? Anyway, I see that reported onlots of different sites. I know the Superhawk and SP1&2 RCs look different but thought that the RVT and VTR shared the same motor with the VTR lump simply being detuned for street use.

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The RC51 was released in 2000. A thoroughbred road racer, it is very fast-revving for a V-twin that made 133 hp without any modifications. The first RC51s were also called SP-1s. In 2002, Honda rolled out the RC51 SP-2 with even more race-bred upgrades and a top speed of 170 mph.

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The RC51 is sometimes referred to as a VTR1000, but more often an RVT1000 (SP1 or SP2). Honda's 996 SuperHawk is also referred to as a VTR1000. While they share many parts, features and characteristics, they are not the same bike. The SuperHawk is a street bike. The RC51 is a street-legal race bike.



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OK, I get confused. maybe because the names seem to be used interchangeably in different parts of the world. for example (and correct me if I'm wrong) but wasn't Nicky Hayden's AMA superbike called RVT RC51 while Colin Edward's WSB Superbike was called a VTR1000, no? Anyway, I see that reported onlots of different sites. I know the Superhawk and SP1&2 RCs look different but thought that the RVT and VTR shared the same motor with the VTR lump simply being detuned for street use.
nope. rvt1000 aka rc51. motors are completely different. different bore, stoke, superhawk uses a cam chain while rc51 uses cam gears, different fueling system. superhawk rear suspension attaches to a pivot on the motor vs frame mount on the rc51. transmission is wayyyy better on the rc as well
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Anyone know the goods and bads about this particular bike from personal experiences. Found 1 that needs some tlc.
Did you buy it???
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:27 PM   #12
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I bought one new in 1998. nice ride, good torque, 120 miles to emty, 30 MPG. power not as smooth as a 4, rough compared to a SV650. Will be a classic some day as one of the last carbed v twins.
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