Hey all. As you can see from my profile (and as some of you know), I ride a 2000 R6 right now. I'm thinking of stepping up to a big twin - RC51 or TL1000R being, of course, top of the list. Naturally, the Ducs are also an option (if you consider twice the price a real option) - but I've sort of decided that I'm going to stay away from the tool invesetment that the Duc represents ( ).
Anyone know if there's an '02 TL1000R sitting in a dealership somewhere that's dying for an owner? I can't find any info about an '03 model on Suzuki Canada's website. We don't get them anymore, or what?
Anyone here have experience on both machines? What are their strengths/weaknesses? Personally, I find the RC51 to be a more attractive bike, but looks aren't the most important factor to me today. I want something fast and reliable, then comfortable, then pretty (that order of importance).
TL/RC owners done any kind of touring? What is the range of each on a tank of fuel? What's your insurance like?
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