Re: New to V-Twin Sportbikes.... What am I in for?
You are in for a surprise with these bikes. All performance mods and aesthetic ones aside this bike is just a work of art standing still.
Like Slwcreepin said, engine braking is a big benefit of owning an rc51. Unlike the 4 bangers, we can safely roll off our throttle to enter a corner the majority of the time without using brakes, any time you can avoid using brakes into a corner is always a benefit. This I think is the greatest thing about twins, plus, with a good set of aftermarket cans these bikes just sound awesome and you don't need to be speeding like a busa to get noticed. This was a purpose built bike which was made to destroy ducati and their stranglehold on the WSBK championship. And the great texas tornado Colin Edwards did it twice on these awesome twins. You are getting not just Honda but its HRC parts as well, best of the best. Ultimate Honda reliability.