Welcome Aboard the Good Ship GSX-S Forum,
Seems like so many years ago I rode a RC51 of the first year release series. As I remember, there was an updated version a year later to fix the niggles in the first. Honda is better than Suzuki in this. Fueling any one???
I would think that you have had a few rides on different days of the RC51 right ?
The ride position of a 2005 year sportsbike is more extreme than offered today, and my history at 66 suggests that you too will find the GSX-S1000 a more sustaining ownership experience.
When a bike says WOW to you, it's 90% there for you.
I think the Honda has a few miles up by now, so it's not a tight bike anymore and do you know mechanically how healthy it is and what the maintenance service costs will be for your expected ownership?
The price of a radiator for example, if you still can get it, will be a lot more than you think they (Honda) could ask, but do.....
Edit, the RC51 was called the VTR1000 SP, and SP2 in my Country and Overseas.
Last edited by Slower and Slower; 03-29-2019 at 11:53 PM.