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Old 05-30-2010, 06:51 PM   #61
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Picked up a buddies KTM RC8R this weekend. I now have a sporting twin I want more than an RC51. Granted I haven't ridden a '51 in years but the KTM pretty much crushes any lingering memory, it's that good. Granted it costs a little(lot) more.
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Old 05-31-2010, 03:52 AM   #62
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RC8 and other deep thoughts....

Nice. I test rode a standard RC8 a few years ago. Great bike, and your "R" version is no doubt the shizzit.

If my budget allowed, I'd love to have one of those, or an 1198s, but this RC51 only cost me $5,500. I then installed a new, in the box, leftover Ohlins shock and forks for another $3,000.

So, I'm into this fully farkled, historically significant, '04 RC51 for around $10,000. She already had Scotts steering damper, Sargent seat, stainless lines, Pazzo shorty levers, Sato high rise titanium cans, Powercommander, undertail, flush turn signals, Sato rearsets, Double bubble, 15/41 520, new brake pads, flapper valve removed, PAIR mod, and soft limiter removed.

Soooooo, $10,000, vs. how much for an RC8 or 1198s?

If you aren't as crazy as I am, you can just pick up a perfectly good RC51 for around $5,000 and leave her alone.

BTW, LOVE the orange frame on your "R".

Cheers.
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Old 05-31-2010, 04:44 AM   #63
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Old pic, bike has been significantly updated since (with Ohlins front & rear, BSTs, Galfers front & rear, Sato rearsets and frame sliders, Moriwaki shark gills, PCIII, etc.):

need more (current) pics NOW dammit!
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Old 05-31-2010, 08:26 PM   #64
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Nice. I test rode a standard RC8 a few years ago. Great bike, and your "R" version is no doubt the shizzit.

Soooooo, $10,000, vs. how much for an RC8 or 1198s?

BTW, LOVE the orange frame on your "R".
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Sorry, I didn't make that clear. The RC8R is a friends bike, I just picked it up from the dealer for him, and naturally he let me take it on it's maiden flight.
My wife would crucify me if I spent 19k more on motorcycles. He also ordered the full Akro exhaust which I will be installing in a week or so. You don't want to know how much that pipe runs...
I've got RC8 taste on an RC51 budget.
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Old 06-01-2010, 07:55 AM   #65
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$4k for pipes...yowza...

....makes my Sato titanium canned RC51 buy look like a steal.

It's funny, the law of diminishing returns. On the street, with my low skill level, would I be any happier riding the RC8R with a four-thousand dollar exhaust, than I am on my '04 RC51?

I doubt it.

Nice to have choices, however.

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Old 06-01-2010, 11:11 AM   #66
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RC8R is one of the best modern sport twins and spanks older bikes like RC51 in pretty much all performance categories one can think of. Faster, more power, more nimble, lighter, better brakes, better suspension... Well, RC51 has more trunk space

Only negative thing that I had with RC8R was a terrible vibration through the handle bars and footpegs. Fix that and you got one helluva twin for the road and track
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Old 06-01-2010, 02:00 PM   #67
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Turder...agreed...

....no argument that RC8 will spank an RC51. Any modern sportbike will.

The question is, would I have any more fun riding one of these modern bikes than I would riding my RC51 on the street?

I doubt it.

Again, I've ridden an RC8, and it is an awesome machine. No disrespect for the hardware. Just a matter if diminishing returns for this slow, old, street rider.

All the best.

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Old 06-01-2010, 05:17 PM   #68
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My wife and I saw an RC8 in person for the first time the other day and it's one of the coolest looking bikes I've ever seen....My wife was like "Wow"!
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Old 06-02-2010, 03:44 PM   #69
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need more (current) pics NOW dammit!
Sadly, the bike is in Florida, while I am in California.



On a different note, I REALLY like the European all-red RC - that is awesome.

The later white and gray one is also very attractive.
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Old 06-02-2010, 03:55 PM   #70
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Mine Was a tribute to Colin at Laguna Seca!

Very cool, I like it

The RC51 is an iconic bike for many reasons including winning some serious races, it will always have appeal
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Old 06-02-2010, 04:14 PM   #71
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Old 06-03-2010, 08:05 PM   #72
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....no argument that RC8 will spank an RC51. Any modern sportbike will.

The question is, would I have any more fun riding one of these modern bikes than I would riding my RC51 on the street?

I doubt it.

Again, I've ridden an RC8, and it is an awesome machine. No disrespect for the hardware. Just a matter if diminishing returns for this slow, old, street rider.

All the best.

For the money a used RC51 is hard to beat if you like sporting twins, especially if the previous owner paid for the pipes, etc.
I'll post up some pics of the RC8 Akro pipe when it arrives, before install.
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Old 06-03-2010, 10:13 PM   #73
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Sadly, the bike is in Florida, while I am in California.



On a different note, I REALLY like the European all-red RC - that is awesome.

The later white and gray one is also very attractive.
YES, YES IT WAS!

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Old 06-07-2010, 04:08 PM   #74
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Someone on a blacked out RC51 passed me going the opposite direction in Westmoreland, NH this afternoon. It sounded amazingly wicked. I'm from New England so I have to qualify that description. I do not mean wicked in the sense you might hear someone say, "Dude, it was a wicked pissah!". I mean wicked like; soulless demon spawn from hell who devour children and haunt your dreams.

I almost turned around to chase the guy just so I could ask what kind of exhaust was on it.
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Old 06-09-2010, 05:36 AM   #75
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Aural stimulation........

....mmmmmmmmm. Yeah, my Sato banzai mount cans on my RC51 sound like that.
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