I know the topic seems a bit dumb (comparing apples to oranges I guess), but I recently wrecked my Blackbird in a head-on collision
and I'm considering something more sport biased, such as the the 929RR, ZX9R, Gixxer 750 and R1 as my next bike.
I've noticed that some of you fellows have had the XX Blackbird in the past, and I was hoping that you could give a brief comparison of the two bikes..?
I'm rather spoiled when it comes to brutal acceleration and speed, do you reckon I'll miss any of that if I go with the 929RR?
The Blackbird was remarkably stable at any speed, I've heard that the 929RR is a bit nervous during hard accelerations, and that it WILL give you a tank slapper sooner or later, unless you install a steering damper. True or false??
I guess the Blackbird is a couch on wheels compared to the 929. Just how "bad" is riding comfort on the 929RR anyway? I spend 98% of the time on road, and 2% on the track so I need a bike that will allow for at least 3 hours of spirited riding without hurting the knees/wrists/back too much.
Ground clearance was terrible on the Blackbird, even after raising the rear 6mm. Kept grinding the peg feelers through almost every corner on the track. And I was hanging off like an ape too, mind you!
So.. Any inputs on this? What are the pro's and con's with a 929RR, compared to a Blackbird (or similar) ??