The '02 is difficult to tell apart from the '00-'01 models.I just purchased a 2002 RC51, and am wondering which model it is, SP1, or SP2. And how do you know the difference?
What do you mean? The 02 and 03 are identical.The '02 is difficult to tell apart from the '00-'01 models.
If stock, the swingarm, wheels, and upper cowl brace are the easiest way.
The SP2 swingarm is a different design, the SP2 wheels are 5-spoke vs. 6-spoke, and the SP2 upper cowl brace is aluminum vs. steel.
Of course the '03 and up are easy to distinguish.
However, they're all good.