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Hallo from North Italy!!

Hi guys!
I'm new on this board.. and currently looking for my RC51, an SP-2 possibly.

Nothing else to say really.. I currently own a VFR800 (pre-VTec) and previously I had a CBR929.
Yeah... I'm a big Honda fan. I've got a S2000 too .

I'm looking for an RC51 as a second bike 'cause I'm planning to keep my VFR.

...oh and very nice forum by the way!
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Welcome!

The SP is a bike that seems to appeal to VFR owners in particular. Maybe it's the gear driven cams...

I had an S2000 new in 2001, for a couple of years. Great cars that respond well to some basic tuning too. I had to sell as I have a dog and got engaged at the time.

Anyways, keep hunting and you'll eventually find your SP. Good luck.

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Welcome to the party!

make sure you find a clean one!


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The SP is a bike that seems to appeal to VFR owners in particular. Maybe it's the gear driven cams...
Hahahah yeah, I really love the sound of timing gears in my VFR! What I really don't like is the engine itself.
I know that it's very unusual, for me is a very nice all-around bike.. so easy and forgiving to drive, but in my personal opinion the engine is not the right one for a sport-touring.

Let's put it in another way. I had for 9 years a CBR929, a truly awesome bike.
Incredible to say, but I found the best out of it during the relaxed drive. It had so much engine in the low revs, so much torque.. that you could just rotate your right wrist and get hyperspace speed in a glitch regardless of the speed and/or gear you had.
Of course was awesome during spirited drive as well, it was intended for it!

Well the VFR has simply not enough torque in the low revs for a turing bike, and is a lot heavier than the 929. So put on it 2 loaded sidebags.. and maybe a passenger behind you.. yeah you know what I mean.
I think the perfect sport touring should have a 1000cc inline four!

Everyone seems to love the VFR800, but it didn't caught me.

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where in north Italy are you?
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Welcome along. Good luck in your search.

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Welcome to the forum. Good luck in your search for a RC51.

I came off a VFR too. I thought the RC51 would be my second bike when I bought it. After a few months of riding the RC51, I sold the VFR. But then, it was the V-tec model, not the more desirable pre-v-tec with gear driven cams.

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A fair few of us have had / still have VFR's. I still quite enjoy the viffer... owned my FL model since 1993 and will never part with it. Get some decent brakes (incl forks) and suspension on it - it makes for quite a transformed bike where you can use more of the performance more of the time. 100 bhp or so isn't that slow if you use it all (When the opportunity presents itself).

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