Welcome to the looney bin!! I've been riding on two for the better portion of 28 years. I started on a YSR 50, then an 88 CBR600 (hurricane...40 bhp...a lawnmower with fairings). Then I got a 900RR (a hellspawn demon child in regards to power to weight), and now I am a proud owner of a 2000 RC. And after riding it for the past year, i've learned these few facts regarding the RC....
1.) It is NOT the fastest, nor the lightest of machines...but I nor do I believe anyone else on this forum ride it for those reasons.
2.) It has a turning radius similar to the circumference of Saturn.
3.) Although it IS fuel injected, it drinks fuel like a fish does water.
4.) The stock suspension is SUPER stiff, even more so on the SP2, you WILL feel every pebble, divet, pothole, or transition from asphalt to tarmac on the road.
5.) the machine has inherent fueling issues (bogs down in the lower gears tooling around town...power commander and pipes should top you list of mods.
6.) Twins run extremely hot!! I'm in California, and MAN!! sitting behind traffic on a twin with leather on is NO FUN!!
Now for the Pros...
1.) The cool factor...FINALLY, you've broken outta the "me too" crowd!! "I've got a GSX-R, CBR1RR, ZX1, etc..." "....oh, you too?!!"
2.) The suspension is VERY stiff, "feeling" everything for me (brake lock, grip loss, body weight), is a godsend. I've been riding since well before all the electronic aids (and weight) that modern litrebikes come with. When one of these "millenials" gets on a bike that actually requires you to mentally count down your gearing as you downshift or risk locking-up...they find themselves in a world of trouble without all the electronic assists and slipper clutches.
3.) There are TONS of upgrades still available, not to mention the vast amount of info you'll receive by being a member of this forum.
4.)The sound is absolutely intoxicating!! I've been on Japanese 4's for the last 28 years. the brutal snort, intermixed with the gear driven cams is ....magical...no, seriously, I feel like a leprechaun bonkin' a unicorn even when i'm just going to the corner for beer!!
5.) The term "power everywhere in the powerband" is used enough to make you barf your insides out...here (especially after bypassing the flapper valve) it is actually applicable. Torque for EONS!!! yes, it drops of at the top end, but i'm not trying to take home a cup victory on a 16 year old machine.
6.) She is drop-dead sexy, as opposed to some of the newer freakish creations' this bike IS art!! (ex. BMW 1000RR...bastard child of an iguana, Panigale, Ducati is running out of ideas or getting lazy, ZX-10...Honda wants it's patents back, GSX-R....can YOU tell a 6, from a 750, from a 1000??? put away the "cookie cutter" and lets design something people will REMEMBER)
7.) you are not gonna break the bank keeping her maintained, as opposed to a Ducati (which of i've sold a few, and the insurance?!! G*DAMN son prepare to sell part of your soul, and 1st born to keep it maintained....and wait until its time to adjust the valves!!)
There you go...what I know so far about this lovely machine after being on one for a year....welcome to the fold!!