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post #1 of 9 Old 10-13-2006, 2:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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929 compared to others

hmm... the last post got me thinking.

I never been on a 954 or 1000rr can you feel a big power difference for the 929?

From my experience when riding my other bikes or friends bikes in comparison to the 929 (I'm narrowing to sport bikes only):

05 R1; felt less torquey below 5000rpm but had more power up top, less comfortable

01 R1; slightly more power up top, good low end too. Less comfy and more vibration. Windscreen sucked on highway.

01 Hayabusa; a little more torque down low but not much and more power uptop, handled surprisingly well, very comfy. I liked it.

99 Superhawk; cow, felt less torquey and way less horsepower. Power felt consistent throughout the RPM range, you don't feel the power come on as the RPMs climb. Sounds awesome with yosh pipes.

02 GSXR 600 (track bike); way less torque, surprisingly powerful uptop but narrow power band needs to be shifted alot. Plenty of power for the track which is all I use it for.

03 ZX6R (drag strip bike); Rear sprocket was too big for my taste. Lacked low end for street use.

01 SV650; light, but lacks HP has enough torque to be fun, good 1st bike.

95 FZR 600; turd, slow reving, poor handling.

02 ZX12R; awesome, handles great, lots of torque good power, I would trade my 929 for this if I could find one that looked good. I don't like the looks of most of them. The graphics and paint suck. I don't like the 929 either but I have the euro fireblade version in yellow/navy looks good.

In comparison to the other bikes besides the zx12 and busa the 929 had a more usable power band. It has more torque in the lower RPMs where you would use it down low.

I was wondering if the 954 1000RR were like this or if the sacrificed low end to make more power up top like the R1.

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Re: 929 compared to others

Thanks for posting your riding impressions! I am constantly wondering what other bikes are like compared to what I have ridden. Not always easy to find out since test rides are not generally allowed on most makes, like they were in my youth (maybe one reason test rides are more limited now.. ).
I have ridden a 2006 CBR1000RR, and I would say the power delivery is very similar to my 929, only plus about 25%! At least by the official "seat o' pants" meter!
So, you like the zx12r? I have been thinking about the possibility of getting one. How do you think it would fare on the occasional track day?

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Re: 929 compared to others

the 954 is very torquey. I haven't ridden a 929 but from the write-ups that I have seen for the 954- it is a noticable difference in the low end and mid-range(better than 929), but about the same up top.
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Re: 929 compared to others

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In regards to the 12R it would do fine for occasional trackdays but I would use it mostly for street use if I had one. I do know someone who does trackdays on a 12R on occasion and he said it works fine for him. If you were going to get really serios about trackdays I would consider a different bike but if you were looking for a mostly street bike thats comfortable yet still very sporty then the 12R is a good choice.

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In regards to the 12R it would do fine for occasional trackdays but I would use it mostly for street use if I had one. I do know someone who does trackdays on a 12R on occasion and he said it works fine for him. If you were going to get really serios about trackdays I would consider a different bike but if you were looking for a mostly street bike thats comfortable yet still very sporty then the 12R is a good choice.
Thanks! I am always checking out all bike options, need to justify my desire for multiple bikes!

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Re: 929 compared to others

I love my 929. Seats a little hard but other than that it is a good performer and lots of torque. It feels bulky compare to alot of new bikes that only way 350lbs like a zx-10r or a R1 but wouldnt trade it. I like the 05 R1 just a little to leaned forward for a long ride. I hear that the 929s are real comparible to a 954 with a -1+2 sprocket combo. My 929 makes 132RWHP stock with a Micron bolt on. And would bet with a full exhaust and PCIII it would make all the Ponies a 954 would make.
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Re: 929 compared to others

My buddy has a 954 I've ridden hard a few times...I have a 929 with -1+2 sprocket and I pull on him and my bike feels strong as his with the sprocket change. Remember all things relative, if he does what I did, than he would be pulling on me. The newer bikes are all faster and look a little more sleek, but a 929 taken care of with some slight modification is still a very viable fun bike to own.
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Re: 929 compared to others

for me having 929 for a couples of years, its better than my ex-CBR900 '97, for comparision 954 just a little bit more torque as I've test ride. Anyway, there should be more slightly an advantage for the new models..
just my 2 cents
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Re: 929 compared to others

the new 1000rr turns in smoother than the 929 but not by much and the 954 is just to wheelie happy to ride comfortable without worrying about 12 o'clocking it everytime you hammer it.
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