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
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.