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.
2001 CBR9290RR; 2003 CBR954RR; 2018 CBR1000RR SP2; 2020 CBR1000RR-R SP on order;
2002 VTR1000 SP-2; 1985 VF1000R; 1985 NS400R; 2018 C125 Super Cub;
2007 MV F4 1000R;
2020 Triumph Daytona Moto 2 Limited Edition