Re: old vs new fireblades. worth upgrading?
I went from a 600 FZR to my 954 so I was blown away as well. The only other bike I have ridden that was close in performance was a Buell 1125R, but I didn't care for it's looks. It did corner and stop great though, and the Rotax engine is a beast.
I haven't ridden any of the new liter bikes, so I don't know how they compare by feel, but they haven't been that much quicker if at all, on the track, and that has been the biggest reason I haven't gotten a new bike yet. The 954 is still a pretty good looking bike to boot!