I picked up my '03 RC51 last Saturday. It was my father-in-law's. He passed away this past summer. It was his pride and joy. I rode it once and was very impressed. I didn't think I wanted a sportbike, but after riding it once I coudn't get it out of my mind. My wife's stepmother tried to sell it, but couldn't find a buyer. She eventually made me an offer that was hard to say no to. I did have to promise to let her ride it anytime she was visiting us in Southern California. We are up in Southern Coastal Oregon visiting family for the holidays. I haven't had a chance to ride it this trip, other than riding it from the consignment place back to the stepmother-in-law's house. If we get nice weather on Friday, my wife's stepmother wants to take the bikes out for a ride. We are heading back to Southern California early Saturday morning, with the bike.