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To buy SP1 or SP2?

Finally have the funds available to pick up an RC51. I've wanted one for years but now I can!

Anyway, I keep telling myself I want an SP2. But, what are the main differences. The only ones I know of are a supposedly better cooling system in the SP2, and better injectors. Anything else change between the bikes that would make the SP2 that much better? I don't race or plan to. I want something that looks like it hasn't been down, knocked over, kicked, etc. I'm sure there is a list somewhere by my searching ability today is failing me.
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Sp2 ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  • Penske triple adjustable shock Moriwaki linkage
  • forks , valves , springs ,top-out mod
  • Moriwaki rearsets
  • Carbon Airbox heatshielding custom K&N panel filter
  • Power Commander USB
  • Galfer superbike full foating rotors - SS braided lines
  • Brembo 19 RCS Adjustable Ratio Radial Brake Master Cylinder
  • DID 520 gold chain
  • CRG folding clutch lever
  • Relocated battery Shortened wiring harness
  • Flapper PAIR EVAP removed
  • Soft Rev limiter removed
  • 15/41 gears 520
  • Vortex clip-ons
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Duh, thanks. Guess that answers that. Now for another question....

Is there any difference between an 02 and an 04, or 05? There are a ton of 00 and 01s for sale, a bunch of 02s, a few 03s, and a couple 05s that I'm looking at. If age is the only difference, I won't worry about model year as long as it is the SP2.
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02-06 only had cosmetic differences.
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04 Hayden Replica is probably the prettiest, or perhaps the dark grey. Personally I wouldn't choose a bike that's dark when it's something I ride fast on. Ideally it should be as visible as possible for safety, but then the dark grey is very sexy too!

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LOL! I've always been a fan of the red, silver, and black scheme. The black looks plain to me where the other one not only stands out but allows the decals to really show. In fact i think that's part of the attraction for me, with all the factory stickers. Sort of like a pre-repsol bike.
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