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Opinions of 954 VS. 900/929/1000

I suppose the desirability of the RR would naturaly coninside w/ the newer models of it, but I thought I'd ask if there were any particular things any of you prefered between these. I've owned a 93 and 95 RR, now I have a 02 954 and so far, the new bike seems pretty good, overall really solid. It was stunt bike/still is to some extent but its all together, never been totaled or anything like that; real solid.

I gotta say things I like better about the 954 over the older RR's is the mechanical operation, seems crisper and I'm sure that has a lot to do w/ EFI.

You 1000 RR owners think its a much better bike than the 954? how about 929 owners that have ridden that bike and the 954. Any big improvments there???


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Re: Opinions of 954 VS. 900/929/1000

No huge differences between the 929 and the 954, IMO. The reach to the bars is a bit shorter on the 954, as they shortened the tank by 10mm, so it feels a bit smaller to me. The 954's brakes are better than the 929's, less brake lever travel. Other than that, they're pretty similar.
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It was stunt bike/still is to some extent but its all together, never been totaled or anything like that; real solid.


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I skimmed the post and totally missed that. Ok, I can't compare them on that criteria!
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Re: Opinions of 954 VS. 900/929/1000

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how about 929 owners that have ridden that bike and the 954. Any big improvments there???


Thx for any comments!!

stock for stock, the brakes on the 954 are much better than the 929. otherwise, very similar, and for me it came down to looks.
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Re: Opinions of 954 VS. 900/929/1000

The guy didn't say he was a stunta (stunna?), just that the bike he's looking at had been a stunt bike.

Is a paradigm worth 20 cents?

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The guy didn't say he was a stunta (stunna?), just that the bike he's looking at had been a stunt bike.
Wonder if it was this one?

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The guy didn't say he was a stunta (stunna?), just that the bike he's looking at had been a stunt bike.
It's all rather ambiguous really. I think what folks are getting at stems from putting these two things together:


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...now I have a 02 954....
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It was stunt bike/still is to some extent.....
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I realize that but while we have an anti-stunt stance we don't need to read it into what might be an innocuous post.

Is a paradigm worth 20 cents?
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Couldn't agree more.
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Re: Opinions of 954 VS. 900/929/1000

1000RR suck for wheelies and as a stunt bike. However the difference I have heard between them and older blades is stability. For instance it turns in a bit harder but holds the line much better, smoother powerband etc. However this is second hand info as I have not rode a 954/929

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Re: Opinions of 954 VS. 900/929/1000

954 RULES!!!! Well mine does anyway. Haven't ridden any of the others so couldn't say much about them. I have heard that the 1000RR is more stable, has smoother power delivery, and is much quicker than the 954. But that should be expected in a new liter bike. But if you want 600 handling with a 954cc engine then the 954 is it.
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Re: Opinions of 954 VS. 900/929/1000

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The guy didn't say he was a stunta (stunna?), just that the bike he's looking at had been a stunt bike.
"...I have a 02 954 and so far, the new bike seems pretty good, overall really solid. It was stunt bike/still is to some extent..."


riiiigggghhht.

(He just sponsors a stunter, he's not actually one).

Just looking out for him, before the big makes it's appearance.

Sorry to rain on all y'alls parade.
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