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Old 05-18-2007, 09:26 AM   #41
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witchdoctor, how do you like the RC?

i love my rc. It is not wheelie happy like alot of the other bikes. I will do it but you have to know how to make it. It has the same hp as a gixx 750 so it being a liter bike doesn't mean a whole lot except to the insurance company. It is dead reliable but tends to get warm if you plan on doing any commuting. It is as a busa but that just tends to make it more stable in the corners. it can be a hungry gas beast if you have a heavy hand. and it is a dinosaur by todays standards. but it is still tried and true technology and it works each and every time. There are guys out there with 100k miles on them and still running strong. I bought my rc to keep for a long time. I might like to get another bike down the road but for now the wifes 675 fills the gap when I need a change of pace for a day, but the rc always waits for me to fire her up and beat her fat down the road. Plus when I go to a bike night or ride there are never 5 other bikes that look like mine there. usually just me and maybe indyrc:icon_smil .
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Old 05-18-2007, 09:38 AM   #42
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All that being said neither bike is a good choice as a first machine if it is your first. The rc being old still puts down 125hp with the average mods and the gsxr1k a bunch more. The rc is not a easy bike to manuver with no experience, the newer bikes are lighter and have a tighter steering geometry so they turn in quicker. Having experience pays off with a rc and will bite you if you don't. g/l with your decision.
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Old 05-18-2007, 10:35 AM   #43
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both of these bikes are bad choices for a newbie.

but i prefer the RC51. everyone's got a GSXR. of course the GSXR's goign to be faster, lighter - Honda stopped developing the 999cc twin in 2002.

the last AMA Superbike race with the RC was in 03. in 04 they switched to the 1000RR. But now with World SBK allowing the new Ducati 1098 in the 2008 season, we could start seeing more V-twin development from other manufacturers.
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Old 05-18-2007, 10:36 AM   #44
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GSXR? RC?


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thanks for all the info its something i have been thinking about for my next bike. witchdoctor you had alot of info thanks for that. everyone has their eye on a bike they have always liked mine has been the RC. its a con that honda stopped the make several years ago so the latest technology is 2002. If i do get an RC down the road i dont want one that has tons of miles and has been raced to death. with a gsxr its all new current R&D and i can see them raced on the weekends plus i can get one fairly new if i went used and all the lighter faster etc
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Old 05-18-2007, 01:43 PM   #46
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Old 05-19-2007, 04:21 PM   #49
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I am going to have to say all you guys need not get an rc51...if all you guys start showing up on rc's then I will fail to be unique and will have to go buy a bmw 1200R to be unique again.
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I'm in the same boat looking at G1K and RC and here's what Ive found . . .

Comfort goes to Gix (1 pt)

Powerband Gix ( 1 pt)

Exhaust sound to RC (worth 3 pts)

reliability (tie)

RC has older technology but it is tried and true

Gixxer latest and greatest tech but what probs are coming down the line??
Future mapping issues???

I'm leaning towards the Gixxer but keeping an eye out for a good deal on RC

Just keep looking . . . time is on our side.
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