Re: 954's going cheap
The 954 was simply the victim of bad timing and market forces. The cold, harsh reality of it all is, the 954 didn't sell particularly well during its two year run.
The Gixxer 1000, only a year old at the time the Honda came out, was significantly more powerful, and the R1 had a substantial revision in 2003, the year after the 954 debuted.
Figure in the talk of three totally brand new liter class supersports coming out in 2004 (the yipping and yapping began a full year before they showed their faces), and you can see why the 954 is sort of the forgotten child in the open class sportbike world.
It's a pity too, because it's a damned good motorcycle, and is underappreciated IMO.
Last edited by Chain; 05-15-2004 at 3:26 PM.