I didn't want to clog the other gent's thread who posted about the competitivness of the RSV2 because my situation is a bit different.
Right now my bike is mid-way thru track prep (following a lowside) and I have the opportunity to trade it as it sits for a ready-to-go 600 (of the relativly generic japanese variety).
For the local series that I will be running in, apparently I can run the RSV2 with the 600's or so I'm told. Will be verifying this.
In addition to time, it would probably take another....call it $1000 to get my RSV fairings painted, safetywired and PC3 dynotuned, whereas I might be able to trade for a 2006 and up GSX-R or something of that sort.
Some of the things that keep rattling around in my skull are:
- 600's just about all have slipper clutch's stock now. Adding one would cost another $500+install (AF1 used...a shit ton more if new)
- 600's are around 40-50lbs lighter than the RSV2
- The RSV2 with PC3 should make more power but enough to offset the weight? The tracks that the regional series will run on are relativly short tracks, not like Mosport where the high speed sweepers and huge backstraight let you really flex some muscle, so is the power going to waste whereas the relative nimbleness of the 600 will come in handy.
- For the Aprilia, what should I keep with me (this is Canada, there probably won't be another RSV at the track...or within 50kms lol).
- It looks like the little things like toe pieces, hand controls and most fairing stays are almost the same price as the japanese bikes, but larger items like exhausts, forks, wheels etc will be pricier.
Emotional attachment to the RSV notwithstanding, any thoughts would be appreciated.