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Topic: RC51 - Who can convince me not to buy one?  (Read 21877 times)

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« Reply #80 on: February 18, 2012, 04:28:59 PM »

The bike is "ok" comfort wise for me, but if my tank bag isn't all the way forward i can have trouble turning. Also, your legs are tucked up pretty tight, so sometimes when riding long distances my hips can cramp. Since the riding stance is pretty aggressive and im short, my wrists sometimes have problems (granted i have carpel tunnel) but some people have issues since the downward angel of the clipons are more aggressive then other bikes.

I have to agree but for some reason the rider position of the RC51 has gotten more comfortable for me over time. When I first started riding the bike it felt cramped but now I can go for hours with no issues. This bike is a keeper for sure.  Smile

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« Reply #81 on: February 21, 2012, 03:18:36 PM »

I recently followed a friend while riding his Aprilia Mille Colin Edwards edition and him on my RC.

He said it's just as comfortable as his Futura.  Since my last post I've added a Corbin seat, Zero Gravity ST screen and a GPS ram mount on the fairing stay.  I think this is about as close to sport-touring that any RC should get!

I'll be taking a lot of this stuff off though in anticipation of our 1st TD on April 7th though.  I've got a set of used bodywork ready to go on next.
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