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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-19-2012, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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RC51 vs Superhawk

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I am a new member here and looking to pick up my first RC51. I had a couple questions and I figure this forum would be the best place to ask. Previously, I owned a 03 Superhawk and loved it! I am looking for some info on the comparison between the two in terms of ergonomics, weight disbursement and overall similarities/differences. I am 5-9, 175 so I think I will fit pretty well on the bike. If this question has already been posted, sorry, but any input would be great. Thanks!
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This question has been debated on this forum, Superhawkforum, and speedzilla..
I own both (6superhawks, 2 RC51 and soon a third RC-track) There is nothing comparable to these two bike-except that both bike have a Honda V-Twin..
Superhawk is a 100hp Sport-tour(diferent rider postion, power delivery, brakes etc)
RC-51 is a 136hp Race bike/with street regulation (Lights)
S-hawkis for riding - to see the country side- The RC-51 is for riding- an attempting not to become part of the country side..
BOTH Bikes- Honda reliability... Just can't go wrong..

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^He hit the nail on the head....

That said I would never buy a Superhawk as long as I own my RC. I can deal with ergos to have the handling and power(not the fastest out there but I love it)
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My b-in-law has a Superhawk and he's ridden my RC. Quite a difference in handling and feel, but he wasn't really shocked as to much more power, but he said it was noticeable. I haven't ridden his 'hawk since he got the bugs out of it, but I have ridden others. I prefer the RC all round, that's why I don't own a Superhawk

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