Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Hendersonville, TN USA 37075
Like everyone says they are both excellent bikes. Considerations:
. Good Overall Street Bike, not bad in comfort.
. Broad powerband kills some of the motor "personality", what gear was I in?
. Pretty good stock. Not lots of mods needed to get it sharp.
.R1s are fairly common
. Not a good all around street bike. Excels in the mountains
. Best power on a V-Twin. If you have ridden a V-Twin you know that you are riding a motorcycle. Cool sounding, lots of motor personality.
. Can make a lot of improvements over stock to make a superb handling machine. Not cheap to do though but fun. Excellent support and knowlege base (especially RC51.org) Good Vespa support also!
.RC51s are not seen around alot.