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post #1 of 6 Old 10-28-2003, 9:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Opinion Wanted

Here is the scenario...

Been looking to get a 929 for next summer. *Done all the usual comparing sat on a bunch of different bikes but never got to ride any of them. *A friend of mine is going to sell his 99 R1 over the winter and I wanted opinions as to how it compares to a 929. *His bike is ultra clean and pretty decent miles for a 99.

Is the fuel injection of the 929 any better or worse then the carb setup on an R1? *I know they say the R1 setup is pretty smooth but how does it compare? *I have done some research but I dont want magazine opinions but would rather have real world opinions.

I know there are alot of things to consider but thats one of the ones that I thought of since most people who have EFI love it and coming from an old bike with carbs (that lags everywhere when you get on and off the gas) I was just curious as to how they compared.

Anything else you can give to compare would be great.


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I think you'd be happy with either bike, this is a Honda board...so I say go for the 929.

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Re: Opinion Wanted

I'd say get an R1 '00 or newer. The 99 R1 compaired to the 929 would loose out on almost every catagory. Especially handling.

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Re: Opinion Wanted

From knowing people that have spent extended time on both, they preferred the Honda. This is a Honda board and I'm a bigtime Honda fan, so I say get the Honda
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I concur with Nedro, as the '99 model had MANY flaws in its design. You cant go wrong with ANY '00 - SUBQ model Fireblade. There are several other bikes that are also nice, but DO try to purchase a FI bike.

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Re: Opinion Wanted

Thanks for the help guys thats all I was looking for the Honda has been at the top of the list and still remains. Just from what I have been reading it seems like what I want in my next bike. Now if I can only onvince someone to let me take one for a spin


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