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Faster / More fun : RC51 or 929RR ?

To those who either have owned both, or have ridden both - which bike is faster / more torque ? I love my 929, but those RC 51's look bad ass ,especially with those high mount twin Sato's shooting out the back. Kinda of surprised to see the fairly low h.p. rating of the RC though.Does the 929 smoke it on the straight aways ? I'm assuming the power comes on a bit quicker due the the fact that the RC starts to redline at about 9-9,500 grand or so .Who has ridden both,and what the pro's and cons comparing them
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Re: Faster / More fun : RC51 or 929RR ?

The 929 is much more comfortable. I put my Erion up against my friends RC and even with a sprocket upgrade on the RC, the 929 was faster. You'll need to sink some cash into an RC to get the same performance.
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Re: Faster / More fun : RC51 or 929RR ?

hard to believe the RC has only 106 - 109 h.p. , according to Factory Pro web site.....
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Re: Faster / More fun : RC51 or 929RR ?

had a friend who raced his RC51 in the superbike open class last year 2006 (malaysian super series) in Sepang F1 circuit. he was the only v-twin participant. others were inline-4 literbikes. during the race, there was a 04 ZX636 which entered the superbike open class as well - overtook him on the main straight.. like a piece of cake. his SP-1 have enough goodies in it, slipper clutches, akro full titanium, quickshifter, forged rims, many more.

right after the race, he was so frustrated... he traded it straightaway for a new gixxer 1000 which he has been racing it till today
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Re: Faster / More fun : RC51 or 929RR ?

I have ridden both back to back. They are not that far off each other for basic street use. The 929 does has a bit of an edge in HP/power, but saying that I think the RC V-twin has more character.

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Re: Faster / More fun : RC51 or 929RR ?

I like the handling of the rc better, to me it felt more comfortable than the 929. The 929 is faster in a straight line for sure and usually cheaper to buy. If you don't mind getting smoked on the straights, but want amazing cornering ability and you are willing to pay more, then the rc is for you.
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Re: Faster / More fun : RC51 or 929RR ?

Anyone else agree the rc may handle better than the 929 in the corners?
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Re: Faster / More fun : RC51 or 929RR ?

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Anyone else agree the rc may handle better than the 929 in the corners?

I wouldn't go that far It takes a bit more effort for the RC but seems a little more stable. It's a different feel riding the RC kind of like you are sitting up and over the front end more. Can't go wrong with either one.

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I wouldn't go that far It takes a bit more effort for the RC but seems a little more stable. It's a different feel riding the RC kind of like you are sitting up and over the front end more. Can't go wrong with either one.
More effort for the rc? My impression was the other way round. I guess then there's a lot to be said for personal preference and riding style
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