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Old 05-17-2007, 04:15 PM   #1
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GSX-R1000 or RC-51

I am thinking about a new bike I know there is a difference in power with these two but I have always liked the RC and the history and design that honda put into for its short race life span. I also like the suzuki 1000 and all that it is. I know any one can go fast and i am not into being king of straight line speed which the gsx-r has. its not a huge selling point but i do like it. any suggestions on these two.
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Old 05-17-2007, 04:18 PM   #2
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Old 05-17-2007, 04:20 PM   #3
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Old 05-17-2007, 04:21 PM   #4
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I think Jay still has his RC51 for sale.

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RC51s are definitely nice bikes.
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Old 05-17-2007, 04:23 PM   #5
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From a pure performance standpoint, pick the GSXR-1K. Lighter weight, more power, better handling, runs cooler, etc. The RC-51 does sound better, especially with some slip-ons. I had an RC-51 for a little while, but I prefer inline 4's so I sold it.
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Old 05-17-2007, 04:25 PM   #6
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The big question is do you have experience riding a bike with that much power, in eiter case both them are awesome, just at different levels. I like them both.
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Old 05-17-2007, 04:33 PM   #7
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can't go wrong with either one but resell is better with gsxr.
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Old 05-17-2007, 04:36 PM   #9
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I am thinking about a new bike I know there is a difference in power with these two but I have always liked the RC and the history and design that honda put into for its short race life span. I also like the suzuki 1000 and all that it is. I know any one can go fast and i am not into being king of straight line speed which the gsx-r has. its not a huge selling point but i do like it. any suggestions on these two.
Look at my name need you ask? GIXXER!!!
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Depends on whether you want to be able to reuse it after a crash or throw it away and get a new one. Reuseable=Honda //// Throw-away=gsxr
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Old 05-17-2007, 04:54 PM   #11
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Look at my name need you ask? GIXXER!!!
Hey Bill what's you "DOG'S" name???? :laughing6
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Old 05-17-2007, 04:57 PM   #12
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Depends on whether you want to be able to reuse it after a crash or throw it away and get a new one. Reuseable=Honda //// Throw-away=gsxr
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Old 05-17-2007, 04:59 PM   #13
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i'd take the rc51....but i'm just a honda fanatic
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Old 05-17-2007, 05:02 PM   #15
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His name is gixxer because he is cool and fast!!!
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Old 05-17-2007, 05:10 PM   #16
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thats dumb to say...it's all metal and plastic...i'd rather crack my frame and KNOW whats fukced up then have my frame tweaked and have to find out around a turn...just my opinion....by the way it's all metal and plastic
They are both metal and plastic, however there is NO comparison in the structural design / metalurgical content / weld quality and composition of the plastics. What's dumb is to assume all metals / all plastics / and all engineering applications of them are the same - it just ain't so. The crash history speaks for itself. Reuseable means = good / straight / no cracks / no tweaks.
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Old 05-17-2007, 05:14 PM   #17
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RC51 FTW

The RC is a niche bike. It's heavy and underpowered compared to the GSXR, but I sure love mine. As stated, resale isn't easy. You can get good money for them, it just takes a while because most people want the latest and greatest. You need to think about what you are after. To me, the sound of the RC is pure , but it's a preference. Oh, they are not very comfortable either. I'd like to have an R1, but I won't get rid of my RC to get it.
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They are both metal and plastic, however there is NO comparison in the structural design / metalurgical content / weld quality and composition of the plastics. What's dumb is to assume all metals / all plastics / and all engineering applications of them are the same - it just ain't so. The crash history speaks for itself. Reuseable means = good / straight / no cracks / no tweaks.
I've never crashed my RC, but I've heard that they can take quite a beating, but hopefully crashing is not the plan
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Cool he is ----fast - yep - for a dog!
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He can't handle either one of them...he is a noob

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Play it safe and stick with the bike that you have right now. Your 03 GSXR is more than enough as it is.
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