New member with some questions on a potential purchase
I am new to the site, but not to bikes. I Currently ride a 2010 F4, just sold my Ducati 1198 prior to getting the MV.
I loved my 1198, but it was always a love/hate thing. Seemed to leak oil from every orifice every ride and after fixing....fixing...fixing...finally got tired of the hassle. Anyway, got the mv (which I love), but still kind of miss the torque of a twin. Granted the 1198 is a newer more advanced bike than the Rc series, but I came across an ad today for a 2002 RC51 sp2 with 15,900 miles for $4,700. Owner says in overall good condition and not raced. New rear tire and chain. New fork seals and front brake pads. Owner says services all on shedule. Still has stock exhaust and he said he changed both the front and rear sprockets for more torque down low.
Anyway, I don't know much at all about the RC models other than that they are a twin and they have a pretty loyal following. Not sure if this is a good deal or he is asking too much. Is this bike reliable or prone to issues? Handling? Fun factor? Will I be utterly dissapointed riding this after being on an 1198S for a couple of years?
I don't need the highest horsepower bike, but I do want something that looks good, handles good, is relatively issue free, and has a high fun factor.
Thanks for any help and for answering my newb questions.