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Who has sat on both an RC51 and 600rr?

I recently sold my RC51 and have been torn between getting a 05-06 600rr and a 01-03 F4i. I want a bike that's not gonna kill my body after riding like my RC did but I just love the rr that much more than the F4i.

I know realistically they are both very similar bikes with the F4i having a more comfy riding position and the rr being lighter and more agile with a more revvy engine. I've been working so much I haven't had time to sit on either bike so who has and can share their opinions?

Also I don't do track days because I can't afford them right now but would do a few when the opportunity presents itself. This would be my daily driver for a mostly highway commute to work everyday.
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Its hard to make a mistake by choosing the F4i . A lot more comfortable than the RC.

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sounds like you want a non-SS bike but good luck convincing you of that.

I rode my buddies F4i home for him when he bought it and I wouldn't have a bike with clipons for anything but a dedicated track bike. My z1000 is pretty damn nice around town and on the highway in comparison. $.02

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+1, getting a bike with bars will make it so much more comfortable.

i.e. z1000, tuono, sv650/1000, fz1...
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sounds like you want a non-SS bike but good luck convincing you of that.
so true, hahaha

I'm probably answering my own question here by saying my ideal bike would be an F3 with a FI motor. Oh man did I love my F3! It was heavy but comfy and fun! I just wish the F4i had a real fuel gauge like the rr
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+1, getting a bike with bars will make it so much more comfortable.

i.e. z1000, tuono, sv650/1000, fz1...
tuono is a BAMF. I have a friend with one and its fun. i think the best street sport bike there could be is a big twin.

my insurance is stupid cheap on my z1000 as well. was like 30% of what they wanted for a bike with plastics. dumb.

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I've ridden all 3 and the f4i is definitely the most comfortable. It is also very manageable on the track. Get the f4i if you want to be relatively comfortable or the rr for more flick and fire. Imo

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600rr is comfortable as hell compared to the RC, I rode mine 8 hours down to carbondale and back after riding curvy roads all weekend, so over 1k plus miles in 3 days. [email protected] people that cant ride with clip ons, man up!, we had over 20 sportbikes ride down to WV and back over memorial day weekend 2k+ miles. Just dont try it on a ducati lol
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It all depends on how your body "takes" to the bike. I find the 600rr uncomfortable as hell and the RC wasn't to bad. Believe it or not the Ducati 749 was the most comfortable crotch rocket I have ever owned and but about 18K miles on in one 1.5 years.

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when you're 6'2" the 600rr is cramped for sure

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tuono is a BAMF. I have a friend with one and its fun. i think the best street sport bike there could be is a big twin..
All the Euro Rags put the SuperDuke ahead of the Tuano and you can get them for cheaper now too - Find an "R" version with the more HP and shorter swinger and you ARE the business

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Now that I think about it, the simple fact the RC was so wide and HOT made it almost unbearable for me. Both the rr and f4i are a lot skinnier and aren't nearly as warm between the legs
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Cant beat suzuki for a comfort bike, my SRAD was great and my busa is also awesome. Too bad its so damn heavy. Used to have a 600RR and that think killed my wrists, but i miss it oh so. Great bike to toss around.

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My RR is so hot if it's 85 or a hotter, but I love the look of the undertake exhaust. Guess it depends on your body as to whether it is uncomfortable. My brother thinks my bike is unbearable compared to his gsxr1000, and it is, however my RR was my first bike so I didn't know any better. I can ride about 180-200 mi till my wrists start getting irritated
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Jeebus this board is getting old ... "It's too hot, it's too wide, my wrists" ...

I'd beg borrow or steal some seat time on whatever you're looking at and go with what you like.
I'm looking at getting an RC for a Sunday bike if for no other reason than it sounds amazing! Full Akra system and gear driven cams = *BOING*
The only thing that sounds better is a chick playing 'Flight of the Bumblebee' on my hangy downs.

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Full Akra system and gear driven cams = *BOING*
The only thing that sounds better is a chick playing 'Flight of the Bumblebee' on my hangy downs.
I'll take the sound of the Satos on that motor over the Akra all day all day

"Flight of the Bumblebee on my Hangy Downs".............awesome

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post #18 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-16-2012, 02:46 AM Thread Starter
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I test rode an F4i today. It was like riding a lazy boy after the miles I put on the RC. Time to find an RR to test
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