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post #1 of 57 (permalink) Old 03-21-2005, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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CBR1000 vs RC51

Between a 2005 CBR1000 and a 2005 RC51, which would you rather have as a daily driver and why? I can't decide which one I would rather have.
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post #2 of 57 (permalink) Old 03-21-2005, 10:22 PM
 
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out of those 2 bikes i would get the RC51. smoother throttle and i have heard alot of good things about them. the cbr1000 is not up to speed with the other 1000cc bikes IMO so therefore i would get the RC51
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Almost bought a RC51 a while back. Ride and handle fine for me. I was impressed with the power it had to offer as well.

Ace from WOS has one and I know he'll be able to tell you more on the subjust of the RC51.
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post #4 of 57 (permalink) Old 03-22-2005, 07:17 AM
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I can't give much on this due to not riding either... but damn those new 1000RR's are SWEET!!! I really like the undertail exhaust and the electronic steering stabalizer is awesome and getting lots of rave reviews last time I checked!!! Cavin, a guy that rides with WOS every once and a while, has one and really likes it. True it isn't up to par with the power of the other liter bikes, but I've heard great things about it's suspension and chassis.

RC51 is a whole nother ball of wax... you are asking to compare 2 totally different bikes! A v-twin vs a inline 4. You're not just asking to choose between a R1 and a 1000RR...




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There's no queston they are both great bikes. But it seems like the consensus is the RC51 for a daily driver if I don't care about track time?

Here's another question. Since they both start off with in a $1000 of each other price wise when brand new. Which one holds it's value better in case I sell it in a few years?
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????? i would say the RC51 jsut casue you dont see many.

plus on the subject the 1000cc bike is still a great bike but all the other 1000cc inline4's are better and more powerfull. where as you ahve the rc51 which is probably one of the best vtwins to have, unless you get a ducati 999r or something.lol
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No, the RC51 is by far the best v-twin in my book...




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i think so too but you know everyone loves the ducatis.

i mean i would hands down get the RC51 if it was my choice.
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I love the RC51's!! Actually both bikes are awsome, but if I had to choose I'd probably take the RC. I just love the exhaust note of those v-twins.... very distinctive.

When I bought my bike the sales dude was showing me a 2003 RC51.... excellent shape and low miles. Asking more than I could afford though. Also turns out the bike belonged to one of their own employees that had recently been killed, I think in an auto accident or something
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post #10 of 57 (permalink) Old 03-22-2005, 10:51 PM
 
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Between a 2005 CBR1000 and a 2005 RC51, which would you rather have as a daily driver and why? I can't decide which one I would rather have.
well i have a mag that compairs the rc51 with the 999r and the rc51 suped up wasent to far from the 999r in performance but they said it was a VERY COMFY bike!!!
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post #11 of 57 (permalink) Old 03-23-2005, 12:34 AM
 
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Honda won a bunch of world races on the RC51 platform. And Honda fixed the FI problems they had with the early ones. It's a great V-twin. And even though the RR is down on power to the other liter bikes, it is much better handling-wise. Two magazines prefered the RR to the other liter bikes. And for the tight twisty roads where I ride, handling is more important than max power. I would get the RR. I have also seen '04 RR's heavily discounted at local dealers.
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doesent honda have that new electronic damper on it?
i have always heard that as far as handling that the gixxer was def one of the best for handling and stability?
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Yes, I already said that... the electronic steering stabalizer is suppose to be pimp... it sure looks cool! And yes, the suspension is suppose to be top notch!




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post #14 of 57 (permalink) Old 03-24-2005, 11:44 AM
 
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The November, 2004 issue of Motorcyclist has a one page (page 146) article about the RC51. They described some hop-ups and how it was like to live with for 4K miles.
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I am considering these two bikes as well and have gotten away from the RC51 based on riding postion and engine vibration. It a great bike no doubt about it and I have always flirted with the idea of getting a V-twin but it won't be this time. I have decided to stick with an inline 4. Now it will just be between the GSXR and the CBR, I still think the CBR will be the easiest to live with, but will have to see which one I can get the best deal on.
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I really like the new CBR1000RR... it's a awesome looking bike. While it may not have the hp that the GSXR has... it definately has a nice stance and a lot of nice options that aren't on the other liter bikes... ie... electronic steering stabalizer!




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Honda has always tried to put some comfort in there bikes.
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i have heard the electronic damper is not as good as an aftermarket damper liek scotts, hyperpro, ohlins???????
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i have heard the electronic damper is not as good as an aftermarket damper liek scotts, hyperpro, ohlins???????
Well, I'm sure... just as the stock GSXR one isn't as good as a Ohlins similar dampner!




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I really like the new CBR1000RR... it's a awesome looking bike. While it may not have the hp that the GSXR has... it definately has a nice stance and a lot of nice options that aren't on the other liter bikes... ie... electronic steering stabalizer!
also the hydraulic clutch
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