hi guys and gurls.
nice site you have here! I just about to buy a rc51,2005.sp2
black,a us import to new zealand where im from.
ive been looking for a goodie for about a year now,once i finshed mx,
i brought a 01 R1 and must say,i do like it! BUT its not what i want!
i got it because it was cheeper than the sp2s in nz,as only about 6 were sold new in nz.rest ar imports,so im told.
any way il try and add a pix of this huni!
p.s cant wait to ride a bike with a big thump !
im Nathan CHEERS!
THX Stig! yea im sitting at work thinking about it right now,dont get me wrong,i like my r1,hit halls! corners and stops,
how would you compear them? speed ,braking eq..? sp2 ,05 v r1 01.???
its 4.5k to change,
Never had an R1, but I did have a 954RR2 before. Didn't like it much. Fast bike, handled OK, but sounded like a sowing machine by comparison. It was a commuting and occasional country road fun tool, but I didn't wash or care for it much. When I treat a bike or car like that it's because I'm not emotionally attached to it.
Saw my SP2, bought it and sold the CBR. The very first time I rode it, it felt special by comparison. Since then I've improved it steadily and have never looked back.
Euro RC51 SP2: HRC WSB Ti Hi-Level, T1 Airbox & Snorkel, PCIII, Dymag CA5 Carbon Wheels, Ti64 Spindles (F, R & Swing Arm), Mori Link, Maxton GP7 Shock & Ohlins 832 Forks, Brembo GP Calipers & SBK narrow track (F), Braketech Disc (R), Brembo billet Underslung x 2 Brembo RCS, Tyga Triple, 7075 Stem, Probolt Titanium all over, Babyface rearsets, MR Complete Carbon Lineup, Custom Undertail & CBR 1000 LED, Watsen LED Indicators, Harris Brace, Giles clip-ons, Corbin seat, etc. 2013 BOTY.