the rc is unique. v-twin sound. couldn't justify spending THAT much more on a duc. honda quality and reliability. solid bike. on and on...
I hear that about justifying the cost of the Ducati. Every time I plan to pull the trigger on a new Ducati, I think about the maintenance interval on them. I hear horror stories about their reliablity also. UGHthe rc is unique. v-twin sound. couldn't justify spending THAT much more on a duc. honda quality and reliability. solid bike. on and on...
Very Cool!I rode a 50th aniv R1. Lots of mods. 166 rwhp.
Built my tard and teh R1 just became boreing. Wasn't any fun. Frighteningly fast...but just not fun.
Bought the RC and am doing track days. Way more fun.
Mine is a loud raucus motorcycle...
Just what I was looking for.
So could you be in the market for the new VFR?My RC51 is the only Honda I've ever owned.
I've never had much for I-4's. I've usually gravitated towards twins.
Until Yamaha introduced the '09 R1, they all sound pretty much the same.
If Honda would introduce a modern litre-size redesign of the RC30 or RC45, I'd thing about it.
Those V-4's sound sweet with a set of pipes (and gear cam drives too).
You mean this one?So could you be in the market for the new VFR?
I had heard of some frame cracking/metal fatigue issues with the later model alumninum frame FZ1's. My 04 had the steel frame. I LOVED that bike.Probably not.
I'll probably get a used late model FZ1 instead.
I believe they say yes, it is.sub is that really the new vfr? that is one ugly piece of machinery.
Because technicaly they are the only ones that make V-Twin sportbikes. The only reason it got that name is because it won 2 WSBK championships. As soon as the bike hits the street that name goes right out the door. Lets don't sugar coat it here, any competent rider on a 999R can blow away a good rider on a 51. Here is a quote from motorcyclist mag "How much twin-cylinder love can you get for roughly half the 999R's sticker price? At $11,599--plus about $4500 in bolt-ons--our long-term RC51 is one perfect answer to that question." That in my opinion aint no "duc eater" Don't get me wrong I love my 51 and get many compliments on it but it aint no ducati. I happened to come across a 51 and thought why not. It's not what I was looking for at the time but the deal was right and it ended up working out. I'm a guy thats always walked beside the wagon and not rode on it with everyone else. Thats the main reason I got mine.I get "Only Ducati makes a V-Twin sportbike!" LOL Well the RC was coined " The 1 liter Duc eater" for the longest time! There are better bikes out there, but nothing is like an RC.
I could justify it and I will. The goal for me is a new 1198s by next August. A vtwin thats making what 160-170 horse and can run with every I4 out there..... Count me in. When you say you own a Ducati its the same as saying you own a Ferari. Their worth every penny if you have it to spend that is.the rc is unique. v-twin sound. couldn't justify spending THAT much more on a duc. honda quality and reliability. solid bike. on and on...