Sold my 2003 RC51 & got repsol.... My review..
Ok my first bike was my modded 03 rc51 sp2 loved that bike to death didn't want to get rid of it but I figured I should while I can still get some money for it before it has to many miles on it bla bla bla but I got it with 9,500 miles sold with like 16/17 maybe 15/16k miles anyways I paid $5,500 did little stuff to it nothing major and sold for $6,300 and got my 2005 Honda cbr 1000rr repsol edition with 4,500 miles on it modded plus a couple boxes of extras with it for $6,500
I was always told the RC51 was a tank and slow and a gas hog but I loved it to me it was fast I only got her up to 144mph one night messin around but it was fast and I thought it handled really good in the twistys and I still do and it wasn't that good on gas but still a great bike I will buy another one when I get the chance but
As of the new 05 repsol way faster hands down lighter to me brakes where better on my RC but that was most likely because of the engine too but I took my RC to the twistys a few times and it was great I tookmy repsol for the first time last weekend and man I felt I was faster on the RC than the repsol even the RC isnt as light as the repsol or as fast u could ride it faster for whatever reason I think alot had to do with the engine slowing u down when u roll out of it and on the repsol it will just keep going and it's really light anyways RC has it pros but so dose the repsol I live the repsol too but they are different bikes and I don't regret getting rid of the RC for the repsol in glad I got the repsol I just need to get use to it in the twistys I was good on the real tight one to the other back to back twistys but the fast high speed tight twistys not so comfortable with but hauling ass on the repsol is easy lol it will get over 150mph before u even know it both great bikes just putting it out there from a owners point of view and just getting into streetbike been on dirt all my life so I always wanted a RC51 and I also always wanted a repsol so who knows where it will go from here but I do still want to get another rc51 either a 03 or 06 one of the two years
But just stopped in to say what's up it's been a while
Another good forum is repsolforum.com & sacramentoridersforum.com