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02/03 954RR vs. 04/05 1000RR

I'm curious how anyone who has had experience on both would compare them.

From what I've read it seems like the first gen 1000RR is a little porky. Is the 954RR significantly lighter?

How about handling?

Do you think the first gen 1000RR was a significant upgrade over the 954?

Any other comparative comments you'd like to make would be welcome.

Thanks!
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Re: 02/03 954RR vs. 04/05 1000RR

ive ran my friends 954 at the 1/4 mile track. i didnt walk him, but did beat him every race. unfortunately ive been having issues with my pc3 loosing/dropping my custom map. ive been running a **** load of mods and no fuel map. but i still beat him. lol
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Re: 02/03 954RR vs. 04/05 1000RR

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I'm curious how anyone who has had experience on both would compare them.

From what I've read it seems like the first gen 1000RR is a little porky. Is the 954RR significantly lighter?

How about handling?

Do you think the first gen 1000RR was a significant upgrade over the 954?

Any other comparative comments you'd like to make would be welcome.

Thanks!
The 04/05 1000rr is NOT an upgrade from the 954. It is heavy pig and doesn't handle as well.
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Re: 02/03 954RR vs. 04/05 1000RR

I had a 03 / 954 and have the 05 / 1000, the 954 was lighter and a bit more unpredictable. I like the 1000 more but still miss the 954. Guess it depends on what you want to do with it.
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Re: 02/03 954RR vs. 04/05 1000RR

I had an '03 954, and now have a '04 1000RR. My 954 had a full Micron exhaust and pc which gives it a similar power to weight ratio as the 1000RR. Stock vs stock, the 1000 is faster. Sorry, but I have to laugh at those who call the 1000 overweight and underpowered. I doubt they have ridden one. The bike is VERY fast, and handling is excellent. Racing is one thing, but for street riders the weight is a non-issue IMO. I loved my 954, but the 1000 is much more stable and planted in the corners. Don't get me wrong, they are both great bikes, and a modded 954 can achieve similar performance to the 1000, but apples to apples the 1000 is better. My 2 cents.
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Re: 02/03 954RR vs. 04/05 1000RR

06/07 1KRR 450lbs wet 153-160rwhp
04/05 1kRR 469lbs wet 147-153rwhp
03 954 which is 6lbs lighter than the 02 is 429lbs wet.. 130-140 rwhp

03 954 Quarter-mile: 10.26 sec. @ 137.57 mph;Roll-ons: 60-80mph/ 2.80 sec., 80-100mph/ 2.82 sec. top end 164mph

04 CBR 1000RR Quarter-mile:10.16 sec @ 142.1mph:;Roll-ons: 60-80mph/ 3.09 sec., 80-100mph/ 2.96 sec. top end 175mph


07 CBR 1000RR Quarter-mile: 9.89sec @146.47mph;Roll-ons: 60-80mph/ 2.76 sec., 80-100mph/ 2.58 sec. top end 186mph
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Re: 02/03 954RR vs. 04/05 1000RR

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I had an '03 954, and now have a '04 1000RR. My 954 had a full Micron exhaust and pc which gives it a similar power to weight ratio as the 1000RR. Stock vs stock, the 1000 is faster. Sorry, but I have to laugh at those who call the 1000 overweight and underpowered. I doubt they have ridden one. The bike is VERY fast, and handling is excellent. Racing is one thing, but for street riders the weight is a non-issue IMO. I loved my 954, but the 1000 is much more stable and planted in the corners. Don't get me wrong, they are both great bikes, and a modded 954 can achieve similar performance to the 1000, but apples to apples the 1000 is better. My 2 cents.

preach on brother

ill gladly take my liter bike any day, even on the track.. which i currently do.
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Re: 02/03 954RR vs. 04/05 1000RR

Keep the 954 and strive to be a better rider. You can do anything on the street with the 954 that you can on the 1000.
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Re: 02/03 954RR vs. 04/05 1000RR

I can fit a toolkit,rainsuit,and flatkit under the seat of my 954rr. Its also more comfortable on my trips from ny to virginia. It's not a touring bike, but you cant fit anything under the seat of a 1000rr.
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Re: 02/03 954RR vs. 04/05 1000RR

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06/07 1KRR 450lbs wet 153-160rwhp
04/05 1kRR 469lbs wet 147-153rwhp
03 954 which is 6lbs lighter than the 02 is 429lbs wet.. 130-140 rwhp

03 954 Quarter-mile: 10.26 sec. @ 137.57 mph;Roll-ons: 60-80mph/ 2.80 sec., 80-100mph/ 2.82 sec. top end 164mph

04 CBR 1000RR Quarter-mile:10.16 sec @ 142.1mph:;Roll-ons: 60-80mph/ 3.09 sec., 80-100mph/ 2.96 sec. top end 175mph


07 CBR 1000RR Quarter-mile: 9.89sec @146.47mph;Roll-ons: 60-80mph/ 2.76 sec., 80-100mph/ 2.58 sec. top end 186mph
Where did the 03 954 lose 6lbs? I thought they were the same
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Re: 02/03 954RR vs. 04/05 1000RR

From 02 to 03 the 954 lost 6lbs... "It didn't seem likely, but Honda was able to trim six pounds off the new CBR954RR, making it still the class lightweight at 429 pounds wet."
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Re: 02/03 954RR vs. 04/05 1000RR

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From 02 to 03 the 954 lost 6lbs... "It didn't seem likely, but Honda was able to trim six pounds off the new CBR954RR, making it still the class lightweight at 429 pounds wet."
That article is comparing the 954 to the 929.
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Re: 02/03 954RR vs. 04/05 1000RR

Question: Since the point in time the the 954RR was the liter class lightweight at 429 pounds... have any subsequent liter class bikes (2004-2007) including ZX10R, R1, GSXR1000, been any lighter than that number?
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Re: 02/03 954RR vs. 04/05 1000RR

Not that Im aware of...
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Re: 02/03 954RR vs. 04/05 1000RR

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That article is comparing the 954 to the 929.
Yup, there was no weight difference or any other real difference between the '02 and '03.
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