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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-24-2001, 08:30 AM Thread Starter
 
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i know apples and oranges comparison, however, i have never owned a 600cc bike and think it may be lot of fun?

any rc51 owners out there?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-24-2001, 08:45 AM
 
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RC-51 of course.

Seriously, it is an apples and oranges comparison pretty much. Neither is very comfortable but the R6 probably has the nod as being a little more comfortable. If you ride a lot of tight twisty roads then either is a blast. If you like high speed sweepers and the roar of a V-twin then the RC is the one to go with. The RC-51 will hold its value better than just about anything right now. The blue book value for the '00 RC-51 is greater than the MSRP was. Go figure. I haven't seen the blue book myself but was told that it said that. The RC is quite a bit more than the R6 though.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-26-2001, 04:06 AM
 
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i rode with a guy last year that has a R6, he said that he got tired of it and wanted to get a RC51 this year. thats my 2cents )
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-26-2001, 06:26 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thank you very much to all who replied.
I have decided to go with the RC51.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-26-2001, 06:21 PM
 
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What bikes have you owned and ridden up till now? You've never ridden a 600, but you want an RC51? Doesn't sound good...
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-27-2001, 06:31 AM Thread Starter
 
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i just sold my 929
i have had many bikes
riding since i was 16
just never had a sporty 6
400s, 750s, 929, 1000...etc etc etc
sounds reaaaaaaaaaaaal good to me
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-21-2001, 01:39 PM
 
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I'm gonna have to hand out my standard advice here:
When in doubt, go with the Honda.
You're welcome.

edit: OK, I just noticed that this post is 2 months old so you've probably bought the RC51 already (right?). But either way, my original advice still stands for anyone who can benefit from it.

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