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Is the SP2 more reliable than SP1?

I'm looking into buying a RC51 but more SP1s seem to be popping up.

Aside from performance differences, is one more reliable than the other assuming everything is equal? Thanks
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Not more reliable, just a little more refined. The adjustments made to the SP2 were pretty marginal.

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Not more reliable, just a little more refined. The adjustments made to the SP2 were pretty marginal.
Says the SP1 owner.
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I own an sp1, have yet to have any serious problem(s) that I can not fix or figure out.
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Any RC51 will give u more fun than 4xample R1 so get even cheaper SP1 and for a differnt in price buy steering damper,PCIII and good exhaust and u will b in "out family"
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SP2 is rarer than SP1. A lot of small, but significant differences between the two models (More than you'd think).
Doesn't make the SP1 a bad bike at all, but the SP2's marginally better perhaps.
Do a search and you'll find a thread which lists most of the differences. Then decide if the SP2 is worth hunting out & paying a bit more for.

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Wouldn't the SP1 be rarer than the SP2 considering the production years? SP1 was in production for only 2 years, while the SP2 doubled that.

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Im sure the guys have the stats on number of each model produced. Im almost positive there are a lot more sp2s

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Parts are easier to find for the SP2....like radiators.

Each are equally capable.



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