Join Date: 04-16-2019
Location: Worcester, England
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Hi Scutter. I have a 929 and 954, both purchased in excellent condition. Although having had them only a short time, and not knocking up many miles, I haven't experienced any problems. Both are kept on battery tenders. I think many of the reported problems have stemmed from cranking issues of low-capacity batteries. I'm quite prepared to be corrected on this though.
Far away from reporters' and reviewers' opinions, my view is that the 929 is a better riding and better handling bike. It seems more nimble (both have standard suspension) and the motor seems more flighty. Strange, because the 929 is a 4 kilo heavier bike.
In the final analysis though, when choosing between these bikes as a purchase option, I would prioritise mileage and history over any of the more 'minor' points I have identified above.
2018 CBR1000RR SP2 / 2011 CBR1000RR / 2004 CBR1000RR / 2003 CBR954RR / 2001 CBR929RR (Erion Racing Edition)
1985 Honda VF1000R / 1985 Honda NS400R
2007 MV F4 1000R