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post #1 of 10 Old 12-15-2011, 07:46 AM Thread Starter
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So I just heard one of these for the first time....I WANT

wish I could afford two bikes right now, I think it would be my 9er and an RC

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post #2 of 10 Old 12-15-2011, 08:14 AM
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I sold mine earlier this year. I liked the power delivery, and the sound. Parts are expensive, and it's a hot bike.
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post #3 of 10 Old 12-15-2011, 10:34 AM
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Duuude, I LOVE the RC51. I'm hoping Honda will come out with another V-twin sportbike in the future. That bike sounds awesome. For me, it's hard to come by an i4 with an exhaust that I really like...but it feels like almost any exhaust mounted on a V engine, it just sounds amazing. Not sure if that means I'm a V engine kind of guy, but I, oddly enough, like quiet exhausts on i4 bikes haha. I guess I hear too many raspy aftermarket exhaust setups I'm not too fond of.

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Vtwin superbikes are 'toast', lol. The newer R1's sound amazing, imo.

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Lol, well aren't you clever. 8-) Maybe I'll have to pick up an old Monster to get my Vtwin fix.

And yes, the new R1 sounds AWESOME. I heard rumors of that engine being put in the next generation FZ1. If so...oh boy.

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post #6 of 10 Old 12-15-2011, 01:18 PM
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Screw old monsters, get an sv to chuck around.

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post #7 of 10 Old 12-15-2011, 01:23 PM
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Screw old monsters, get an sv to chuck around.

Much better idea! Old Ducati's are well old...

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post #8 of 10 Old 12-15-2011, 06:26 PM
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Had a friend in college that had an RC51, and she was a beauty! That is until he went for a quick ride before storing it for the winter. He low sided into the ditch and hit a tree I think. Ended up bending frame, forks etc. Always told him I wanted it, but not in that condition.

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Screw old monsters, get an sv to chuck around.
Even with the SV's front suspension?

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post #10 of 10 Old 12-16-2011, 10:08 AM
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It's way better the crap they put on those old Ducati's...

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