I am considering purchasing a 2002 RC51. I have been riding for over 15 years, and owned a TL1000r, which was a V-Twin. I have never had the oppurtunity to ride a RC51, but have ridden 900rr, 600rr, etc. How does this bike match up to the other Liter bikes? Are they comfortable, or is it a balls out performance machine? Why an RC51 vs. a 1000rr? How are they on maintenance, and are they reliable? My last bike was a Ducati 1098, and it was terrible in the reliability dept. Your help is greatly apprecicated!! Thanks Guys!