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I was wondering when that was going to appear.
He was soliciting photos and comments from this and other RC51 sites.
I was traveling a lot during that time and never submitted a photo of my bike.
Just think, "I coulda been a contenda" in the magazine.
 

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yeah your bike woulda looked good in there sub!

pretty decent article although i didn't learn anything new. still, nice to see the mag world still recognizes greatness.:D
 

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Several of the UK bike magazines really like the RC51.
One has it listed in their "100 bikes you need to ride before you die" list.

According to his autobiography, Rossi has one in his bike collection.
When asked what he thought about, Rossi said "it goes where you point it, and it slides well".
 

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Picked up the latest issue today and read it.
Nothing truly enlightening over what is already known, which is understandable since that's what was relayed back to the author from this site and others.
But still, a nice article about a great bike that HRC built to battle Ducati.
 

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I would think the article would be nothing new to any of us, since we ride the beast and it has been unchanged since 02.
Yeah but you always hope there's that one extra tidbit of info you didn't know that makes the search worthwhile.

And I wish they had more photos of owners bikes.
 

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"Performance Bikes" (UK) had a couple of SP1/RC51 articles earlier this year. Both were positive, with one comparing the bike favorably to a new R6 as a road mount. They also mentioned that at a track day at Donington, the RC held its own against both an Aprilia Mille R and an 1098 Duck, at least in the corners.
 

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PB usually has articles on older bikes. That's why I like them (and the other UK magazines).
They're like "why buy new when you can customize old?".
 
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