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How uncomfortable is the RC?

So I'm in the market for a new bike and have my eye on a couple RC's. I've never ridden or sat on one though. It's just on my bucket list of bikes to own.

I've owned an '02 Bandit 600S, '03 SV1000S and '07 R1. The SV and R1 were modded to be more comfy, but I understand the concept of a sport bike. What are the usual comfort mods and brands that you do on an RC: seats, bars, pegs?

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RC51 was not built for comfort. Corbin/Sargent seat help but very little IMO



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jeans dont help but when i have on my leathers much better

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I find the seating position on the RC similar to the 1000rr with a bit narrower/lower reach to the bars. I have a Corbin on mine which helps quite a bit (my opinion) but 'monkey butt' does sneak in after a couple hours. Usually time for fuel about then anyway though. Should be familiar enough after owning an R1 (which I find a bit more of a radical seating position than the 1000rr). I'm 5'11" and 200#.

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RC51s definitely show their racing heritage when you ride them. Moving the bars much higher isn't easily done unless you can relocate the brake and clutch reservoirs or want to cut up the upper fairings. The windscreen is small and doesn't push the air above your head at all. Their isn't a lot of steering lock to use at parking lot speeds and they do like to roast you in the heat. That said, unless you're droning down an interstate you probably won't notice any of that. They are an absolute blast to own...

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it is a world super bike !!! it not comfy, but it is so nice to ride !!!!
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My Rc is decent for me ive rode the thing over 400miles in a day and not really that many comfort issues
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I have the Corbin seat and adjustable rearsets (sato) and have done over 300 miles in a day and it is WAY more comfortable than my 04 1000RR
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Comfort? That's funny!

Look elsewhere for your new ride.

If ya gotta ask.......
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Look elsewhere for your new ride.

If ya gotta ask.......
pardon me?

I didn't ask if it can be made into a Goldwing.
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