A little background info..... I used to have a '99 Fireblade, and loved it. At that time the R1 was the talk of the town. When it was finally time for a new bike last summer I went looking into R1's and bought one. I have absolutely zero regrets about buying this bike...I love it. Back home on the east coast I didn't know anyone with an RC51...and I knew very little about it. It wasn't til I started reading threads about it on BC sportbikes that I really noticed and started learning about it.
Well.....today I was riding home on the R1 and rode past Carter Honda, and there she was in the lot....calling to me.....2005 RC51. I pulled into the lot....chatted with the salesman...and next thing I knew I'm out for a test ride on this thing.
First off let me say that HP isn't everything. HP wise the R1 and RC 51 don't compare.....but this thing was a hoot around town!!! Tons of torque down low unlike the 1 which only really comes alive around the 6-7K marK. Unfortunately rain cut my test ride a little short, and I didn't get to any open roads. But maybe next weekend it'll be test ride #2.
..................I'm beginning to like the Twins..........very much....anybody interested ina 2005 R1?