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Old 05-13-2012, 07:15 PM   #1
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2003 RC 51 singe exhaust

interested in a 2003 rc51 i have found for sale and has a single side Jardine exhaust. i am wondering if anyone knows if there is any down side to this instead of keeping the factory dual exhasut. or is it all the same except you have less weight and one single exhaust.
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Old 05-13-2012, 07:54 PM   #2
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If I remember correctly the single side Jardine didn't perform quite as well as the dual exhaust, but I don't think it was a big difference. You can check out speedzilla.com for lots of RC51 info.
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Old 05-14-2012, 12:40 PM   #3
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okay thanks. another question i have since i see you have an RC is the riding postion. i curently have a 03 gsxr 600, and of course after a while i start to tired. is the RC anything like riding a ducati? i have heard their riding postion is very aggresive. OR is the RC more like a regular gsxr/CBR type riding postion?
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okay thanks. another question i have since i see you have an RC is the riding postion. i curently have a 03 gsxr 600, and of course after a while i start to tired. is the RC anything like riding a ducati? i have heard their riding postion is very aggresive. OR is the RC more like a regular gsxr/CBR type riding postion?
The RC has a very aggressive riding position and is just as uncomfortable as a duck. It is a "heavy" bike compared to the latest super sports which translates into it handling like a tank. Also, they don't crash well because of the side mounted radiators.

Still a sexy big twin!
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I couldn't tell much difference in power between 2:1 and 2:2..

Ergo's are very aggressive! I usually can't ride any more than 100 mile before I have to get off
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okay thanks. another question i have since i see you have an RC is the riding postion. i curently have a 03 gsxr 600, and of course after a while i start to tired. is the RC anything like riding a ducati? i have heard their riding postion is very aggresive. OR is the RC more like a regular gsxr/CBR type riding postion?
Like the others said it is very aggressive. I was very uncomfortable after my first ride (only about 5 miles) on one. However I said to myself that was kinda fun and I took off on it for the next hour. It was my brother's bike in California and I spent about a week riding it. In that week I got used to the riding position, fell in love and bought my own after I returned home.

The longest day I've done on mine is somewhere around 450 miles. I run a 90 mile commute about daily on mine and love it. I have other bikes that are more comfy but I usually choose to ride the RC because I like it the most. Having said all that, if I were in the market today for a V-twin SS bike, I'd probably look at something like a Duck, KTM RC8, or an Ape.
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