2004 Honda RC51
The VTR SP2By (I am an Owner) on Dec 08, 2013
Hands up! It's almost 2014 and I still own this bike and the only bike that I have not sold and will not be for sale ever! Power and chassis = almost heaven in handling!
Finest and most pleasurable Motorcycle I have ever owned or driven!By (I am an Owner) on May 25, 2010
I have owned - driven many bikes in forty years. Most recently: a 2001 Yamaha V-Max, 2000 Sportster 1200, Before that a couple of Honda CBR 900's, the 1997 one which I rode through Europe for 3 months. Before that a couple of ZX11's.
No bike has brought such pure pleasure to me as ... this 2004 RC51. It sounds like a Sportster, and handles like a CBR. Each gear shift brings a wonderful sense of well being as the sound from the engine provides the finest visceral experience of any bike I have ridden. I was all set to buy the Ducati Monster, but this bike provides a sound and feel like no other. For the first time my commute has changed from 13 miles one way to 45 miles. I just have to take the curves around the lakes, which add 33 miles to my commute each way. I just can't resist. I normally like to sleep as late as possible but find my self leaving the house 30 minutes early, so I can take the long way to work.