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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-24-2014, 11:13 AM Thread Starter
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First ride on the VTR today

Hi everyone,

So the RC51 (VTR SP2, since it's euro-spec) was delivered last week, and today I took care of the registration and insurance. The weather was beautiful (for February in Germany), so I rode a bit. Only other ride I had on it was the test ride at the dealer. I have only one comment that really suits the concept...


The majority of my riding has been on an R6, which is fast by any standard, and I have done track days as well so I have some idea what speed feels like, but good god, this thing tries to separate your wrists from your arms and smirks at you while it's doing it. My grin was completely beyond my control, I'm glad I had a helmet on because I must have looked like a total mongoloid. The R6 would run out of pull before it ran out of RPM, but the VTR just...just pulls...and yea, I like the new toy
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Awesome post I am smiling from ear to ear after just reading your post

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Well I sure am glad I'm not super sensitive to mongoloid comments ... but congrats on the new bike and torque rush!
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Welcome to the site, good post, and congrats on coming up with a new word for the dictionary!

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Welcome. Most of us have had multiple surgeries to fix our arms and wrists to keep them in place.

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Thats great, made me smile too. Ill never forget riding mine for the first time. I came from an sv650, so I sorta knew what torque felt like, but nothing like the rc51. I just rode my baby the other day after being off it all winter, and man I felt that same rush you're describing. Love this bike!

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