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Had a TL1000R before my RR and I loved that bike. Big twins at high RPM simply sound fabulous. However the shriek of my RR at 13k is pretty cool too.
 

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I do! Man I loved my RC51's. This is the last one I built. It was slower than your average 600 but it was so much fun to ride.




This was my first RC51 race bike I built.

 
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I LOVE a nice pair of...errr....what were we talking about???

In the past I've ridden some (Ducati, aprilia), and can't say I like them compared to a screaming inline-4, BUT, I'll be getting a KTM 890 Adventure R in the next year or so, so, I guess I'd better learn to love them! I test rode the "S" model for a few miles months back on a street loop and really liked it, and thought it had plenty of power even with being RPM restricted. I though I could do some seriously long days on it easily, both on street and on dirt.
 

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What is a good example of a modern mid size V-Twin? I have only tried the Ducati's, and they just didn't do it for me. My understanding is that most Ducati cylinders are over-squared so the power comes a bit later. In my experience, they were very lumpy below 6k. After that they performed very good, but with a limit of ~11k the RPM band is too narrow for me. I have tried the Ducatis (848, 937, 959) while owning a Street Triple and the S1000RR, which both have very broad and useful RPM ranges so the differences were very pronounced. I have heard many people say how they love the immediate torque of the twins, but I cannot say I see that in the Ducs.

If I were to buy a V-Twin for track, is there a current offering? Excluding the KTM 1290, which is too much for me.
 

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What is a good example of a modern mid size V-Twin? I have only tried the Ducati's, and they just didn't do it for me. My understanding is that most Ducati cylinders are over-squared so the power comes a bit later. In my experience, they were very lumpy below 6k. After that they performed very good, but with a limit of ~11k the RPM band is too narrow for me. I have tried the Ducatis (848, 937, 959) while owning a Street Triple and the S1000RR, which both have very broad and useful RPM ranges so the differences were very pronounced. I have heard many people say how they love the immediate torque of the twins, but I cannot say I see that in the Ducs.

If I were to buy a V-Twin for track, is there a current offering? Excluding the KTM 1290, which is too much for me.
Suzuki SV650. LOTS of people race them, they're cheap and easy to find, and they have tons of parts and support.
 

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Yep. Great to race. Very different to other bikes.

Really makes you learn how to corner fast as you don't have the power of other bikes.
 

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HA HA made you look :)

Anyway ..love my 2017 RR... however still cant compare to low/mid range torque on my 2004 RC51.
Another thing... is soundtrack of V-Twin is just music.
My riding buddy has an RC 51 and even though I could outpace him I am happy to ride behind him a bit just to listen to that motor.
 

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Look into the KTM 890R, put some aftermarket fairings, would make a killer fun track bike if top speed and power are not expected. Light, plenty of torque.
 
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That TLR looks immaculate! My yellow 98 was the best bike I’ve ever had to ride, simply loved that pig. Wheelie monster! Nice collection Bikehoarder!
 

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HA HA made you look :)

Anyway ..love my 2017 RR... however still cant compare to low/mid range torque on my 2004 RC51.
Another thing... is soundtrack of V-Twin is just music.
having grown up on harleys and built choppers for a while, i always loved the sound of a twin. my first crotch rocket was a '00 aprilia mille vtwin, as i thought it'd be an easier transition. still torquey, still v2 sound. the sound of the i4 in the s1k almost pushed me to buying the aprilia rsv4 in '10, but the bmw was just too good of a bike. now i've got an rf1100 and the s1k, and i love the bmw, but it will just never sound like the v4 even of my ape.

i still have the last chopper i built for my v2 sound fix when i need it too :)

my buddy still has an rc51 in his garage. bought it for all the history of it, enjoyed it up in NC mts, but hasn't even ridden it in 2 years since buying his duc multistrada, also a twin.
 

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I had a 06 RC51 a few years ago that was stolen. I'd do anything to get it back. Absolutely love them and always got compliments for the exhaust tone
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