OK where do I start.
I'm 6'4" @ 210 lbs.....so we are close
For comfort, a Corbin seat is manditory, on the RR or the RC. The RC has a more aggresive seating position, but with my long arms it works for me.
As far as usuable torque, I have ridden both the RC & RR in moddified trim, and really there is not much difference. The RR does have the power advantage, but it is all over 100 mph. From a dead stop the RC pulled the RR up to about 100 then the RR took over. Really never passed me until 130 mph! The RC tops out about 145 mph(unless you have 205 mph model)
Look at the torque curve of these two bikes. The RC makes it's torque early and maintains that torque throughout the rev range. The RR builds nice and smooth and really starts to build at 8K rpm's. Were inlines use to be real weak down low, they are starting to build liter inlines with more "useable" power.
As far as fuel range. The RR is MUCH better. I have Sato exhaust and a PCIIIR, and my light comes on at 90 miles, and am out by 110 miles.
Bottom line, If you are curious about vtwins then the RC is a very good example of what a vtwin should be. Honda is renouned for their reliability and this rings true on the RC. Ducati on the other hand
, that is a shame too. I like both bikes, but you see what I ride
The RC just has something special that attracts me to it. It is just an awesome bike. It is loud, and it always attracts attention when I pull up.
As far as time to buy. I have not seen any advantages to buying in the winter, but the winters down here are not that bad & people CAN ride year round here