So, like, when I was getting my 929RR sitting at 397 lbs., I was happy that it finally was going to be in the weight class of the new/newer litre bikes, as my first bike was a '94 zx9r which weighed around 470+....but today I decided to delve a little deeper into the subject and looked up the weights of new bikes, and I was absolutely baffled to find out how much lighter the 929 is!!
I was convinced that as bikes get newer, the manufacturers focus on 2 things, always getting more horsepower, and always making the new bike lighter than the previous generation. However, I guess that isn't necessarily true, huh?
I even looked up the weights of the brand-spanking-new ducati 848, zx6r, gsxr 750, and was amazed to find out that my 929 was at least 30lbs lighter than all of them!
So, what exactly makes the 929's so light? Because I'd love to know!
Also, what makes the new gsxr 750 faster in the 1/4 mile than my 929RR? granted it's only a tenth of a second faster, but still. How is it faster when it has less hp and weighs more?
Is the 929RR so light because of the lack of actual horses that Honda packed into the engine??